– Antibodies decline over time. However, this does not mean that a person is not protected (questions and answers)
– Division of districts from Monday 13 September, ten districts will be red
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21:18 – HOSPITALIZATIONS: According to the NCZI, the number of hospitalized patients is increasing, currently there are 108 patients in hospitals with confirmed coronavirus.
20:16 – COVAX INITIATIVE: The COVAX coronavirus vaccine initiative for poorer countries has also announced that it should be able to provide vaccines to less than 20 percent of people in developing countries this year. This is a much smaller amount than originally expected. (TASR)
19:44 – DELTA VARIANT: The coronavirus variant delta is almost six times less sensitive to antibodies developed in humans who have overcome covid, and up to eight times less sensitive to antibodies generated by vaccines from AstraZeneca or Pfizer.
In addition, it multiplies faster in the cell than other variants. This is according to a recent study published in the journal Nature by an international team coordinated by scientists from the University of Cambridge. (TASR)
19:13 – HOSPITALIZATION: The Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic points out that up to 91% of currently hospitalized patients with Covid are unvaccinated or vaccinated with only the 1st dose.
Only 9% of hospitalized people are fully vaccinated. Their average age is 67 years.
19:02 – AUSTRIA:The Austrian government has adopted a multi-stage action plan against the spread of coronavirus, which is based on hospital occupancy. Among other things, it introduces stricter rules for unvaccinated people. (TASR)
18:20 – SWITZERLAND: Switzerland will tighten several anti-epidemic measures from Monday in an effort to halt the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce pressure on hospitals. When entering indoor areas, including restaurants, people will have to prove themselves by a certificate of vaccination, a negative test or overcoming the disease. (TASR)
17:38 – KOŠICE / SCHOOLS:Pupils from 17 classes already had to transfer to online teaching in Košice at 11 primary schools in the founding powers of the city. Their number has almost doubled from Monday’s 9.
17:05 – THIRD VACCINE / WHO: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhan Ghebreyesus called for a “moratorium” on the administration of the third dose vaccines against the new coronavirus. According to him, this moratorium should apply until the end of the year. (TASR)
16:33 – QUARANTINE: The Public Health Office informs about a new decree, valid from 13 September, which regulates the quarantine period for positive test takers and their contacts:
16:14 – PRESIDENT / VACCINATION: Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová calls on Slovaks to consider vaccination against COVID-19. She said this on Wednesday on a social network, pointing to the latest statistics infected with the new coronavirus.
“I want to ask you to consider vaccinations. Especially those of you who are just postponing the vaccination or are still considering it. The number of new cases is increasing again, “said the head of state. (TASR)
15:35 – COMPLIANCE: Police officers for the last week, specifically from 30. 08. 2021 to 05. 09. 2021, found out:
- 9 cases of violation of the quarantine prescribed by the doctor,
- 66 cases of violation of the obligation to wear drapes.
The police imposed 21 fines for 750 euros and referred 64 cases to the relevant regional public health authorities. They checked more than 35,000 people.
“More than 12,400 police officers performed these inspections as part of their normal service,” adds police spokeswoman Denisa Bárdyová.
15:08 – DISTRICT MAP: New map of districts valid from Monday 13 September:
14:57 – VISIT OF THE POPE: There was a consensus on changing the regime to events with Pope Francis. The real interest of the people and the situation during the SIAF flight days in the Kitchen were evaluated. This was stated on Wednesday by the Minister of Health Vladimír Lengvarský. He insists on all measures against the spread of the new Lengvar coronavirus. (TASR)
14:21 – INCREASE IN CASES:Slovakia is one of the countries with the fastest growing cases. Compared to last week, the number of cases has more than doubled. Matej Mišík, director of the Institute of Health Analyzes of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic, informed about it at Wednesday’s press conference.
In connection with the diagnosis of COVID-19, 77 patients were admitted to hospitals compared to last week’s 50. The disease was confirmed in 126, while there were 70 of them last week (TASR)
14:01 – DISTANCE EDUCATION: The highest number of children who are already being educated remotely is in Štrba (Poprad district), Rožňava, Svidník, Revúca and Humenné. This was stated by the Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic, Branislav Gröhling (SaS), after Wednesday’s government meeting. (TASR)
13:31 – VLADIMÍR LENGVARSKÝ: „At the current vaccination rate, we should not exceed the numbers that were at the peak of the second wave, “the health minister predicts.
13:29 – VLADIMÍR LENGVARSKÝ: A study is underway in Slovakia to determine the rate of infestation with covid-19 in individual regions.
13:26 – VLADIMÍR LENGVARSKÝ: Children under 12 will also be vaccinated. They receive a third dose compared to that given to health professionals by adults.
13:24 – VLADIMÍR LENGVARSKÝ: Vaccination with the third dose of vaccine will not be mandatory, as vaccination with the first and second doses is not mandatory.
13:22 – MATEJ MIŠÍK: The chief health analyst points out that the delta variant causes a larger proportion of hospitalizations of the number infected with coronavirus.
13:17 – MATEJ MIŠÍK: The director of the Institute of Health Analysis speaks of a sharp increase in the number of covid cases: “Slovakia is among the fastest growing countries in the world.”
13:14 – VLADIMÍR LENGVARSKÝ: “We will allow vaccination with a third dose of the vaccine,” the health minister said, adding that mRNA would be vaccinated with vaccines. They will vaccinate those who are at least eight months after vaccination.
12:24 – 100 EUR PER CHILD: The government has approved a one-off increase in child allowance to 100 euros. Parents of all children under the age of 18 will receive an increased allowance, with the exception of those in material need who have already received an increased allowance to compensate for complications associated with a new coronavirus pandemic of € 333 per child. (TASR)
11:54 – INDIA: The country restricts religious festivities, fears a new wave of covid. (TASR)
11:17 – COVID AUTOMATIC: It will be from Monday, September 13 10 districts in the red phase covid automatu. These are the districts of Skalica, Trenčín, Bytča, Krupina, Rožňava, Košice I.-IV. and Poprad.
11:13 – BULGARIA: Bulgaria, which has the smallest share of vaccinated citizens in the EU, faces health congestion. (TASR)
11:08 – MENTAL HEALTH: The deteriorating mental health of the population can, despite declining productivity and increased social costs, cost the economy up to 4% of GDP per year in the coming years. (Institute for Strategies and Analyzes of the Central Office of the Slovak Republic)
11:03 – CZECH REPUBLIC: Testing for covid-19 in Czech schools will end after that week. The Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch informed about it.
10:52 – DISTRICT OF ROŽŇAVA: Regional public health professionals want to classify the Rožňava district in red, COVID-19 is also spreading in the community. (TASR)
10:46 – DELTA VARIANT: In the last week, the number of positively tested for delta variants is 356 samples out of the total number of 359 sequenced samples. This represents a 99.2% representation.
10:42 – ANTIGEN TESTS: Yesterday, 11,032 antigen tests were evaluated. They caught them 133 positive tested.
10:36 – NEW CASES: The most positively tested RT-PCR tests were in the Prešov region (82), followed by Košický (79), Žilinský (72), Bratislavský (50), Trenčiansky (43), Nitriansky (35), Trnavský (29) and Banskobystrický (27) .
There are 180 men and 237 women among them.
10:33 – VACCINATION: The total number of people vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine is 2,394,521, and 1,380 were vaccinated in the previous day. The second dose of the vaccine has already been given to 2,191,810 people, and 2,530 people have been vaccinated the past day.
10:11 – HOSPITAL: The number of patients in hospitals with or suspected covid-19 increased by 13 compared to the previous day. There are a total of 169 hospitalized in hospitals. 126 of them have a confirmed disease.
There are 15 patients at JIS, 13 people need the support of artificial lung ventilation.
10:04 – DEATH: Confirmed one death and covid-19. The number of pandemic victims in Slovakia thus increased to 12,553.
10:02 – PCR TESTS: 9,450 laboratory tests were completed yesterday. They managed to capture them 417 new cases. This is the highest daily increase in other months.
9:41 – COVID AND OTHER DISEASES: The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic occurred in 2020 “Devastating” impact on the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This was stated in a report on Wednesday by a global fund to combat these diseases.
8:49 – VACCINATION: Most adults in the EU have already received at least one dose of vaccination. Seven out of ten people in the Union are fully vaccinated.
8:34 – CZECH REPUBLIC: On Tuesday, 588 coronavirus infections arrived in the Czech Republic. This is the highest number since May 25. (Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic)
7:32 – BELGIUM: Brussels, 1 October extend covidpas to hospitality, discos and culture. (TASR)
7:24 – THIRD BATCH: It is expected that the details of vaccination with the third dose of coronavirus vaccine in Slovakia will be announced in the coming days by the Minister of Health Vladimír Lengvarský.
6:46 – POPRAD: Today, the Poprad Hospital will ceremoniously hand over special instrumentation and material equipment for the covid division of anesthesiology and intensive care medicine.
6:38 – ANTIBODIES: Antibodies decline over time. However, this does not mean that a person is not protected, writes Jana Čunderlíková.
6:23 – WHO: The worldwide growth of new cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection has stabilized, but at a high level. (TASR)
6:10 – BORDERS:The borders will definitely not close anymore as in March 2020. Prime Ministers Eduard Heger, Andrej Babiš and Sebastian Kurz agreed. (TASR)
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