Coronavirus. Infection record in Italy, Turkey and Portugal

Another wave of the pandemic is sweeping the world. In recent weeks, many countries have recorded infection records.

Today, Turkey informed about it. There were 66,567 cases of infections. 143 people died.

In the past week, the number of infections has doubled and the Omikron variant became dominant in the country. Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca He said the government is not currently considering new restrictions, urging citizens to get vaccinated and increase personal security measures. Schools will not be closed either.

“Despite the increase in infections due to the Omikron variant, there is no alarming increase in hospitalization rates,” Koca wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

Turkey reported approx 130 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the Chinese company Sinovac and Pfizer. It also began giving booster doses and introduced a domestically-made vaccine last week Turkovac.

Over 189,000 new coronavirus infections were detected in the last 24 hours in Italy. It is also a record since the start of the pandemic. 231 people have died due to COVID-19. According to unofficial information, the government intends to adopt a decree making vaccination against COVID-19 compulsory for people over the age of 50.

The balance from Tuesday was 170 thousand. new infections.

The health ministry said on Wednesday that over a million tests were performed in one day. 17 percent of them tested positive. According to official data, over 1.2 million people are currently infected in Italy. In the Lazio capital region, the number of infections almost doubled in one day.

Record number of new coronavirus infections, exceeding 39,000 caseshas been recorded the past day in Portugal. This coincided with the introduction of a shorter quarantine for COVID-19 patients.

According to a statement from the health ministry, 39.5 thousand newcomers were added between Tuesday and Wednesday. infections, and the total number of infections in the country is close to 1.5 million. Over the past 24 hours, the health service has confirmed 14 deaths among COVID-19 patients. In total, over 19,000 have already died. people suffering from this disease.

The number of people hospitalized after SARS-CoV-2 infection also increased significantly. In total, nearly 1,251 COVID-19 patients are staying in hospitals, the largest number since March 2021. The number of infected patients treated in intensive care units has also slightly increased. On Wednesday evening, there were 143 of them.

They entered into force in Portugal on Wednesday morning new quarantine regulations for people suffering from COVID-19. On this basis, asymptomatic patients must remain in isolation for seven days, which is three less than before.

– The worst scenarios are, unfortunately, over 100 thousand illnesses or even more – said Tomasz Latos, head of the Parliamentary Health Committee in the “Gość Wydarzeń” program on Polsat News.

Hospitals are not ready for what will happen. Immediately I say. It is impossible to be prepared without starting preparations at least today. We should approach it very seriously, start such procedures as are foreseen, for example, in high-risk conditions. We have such plans for civil defense – said Wojciech Konieczny, PPS senator, who is also the director of the hospital.

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