Coronavirus in South Moravia: 126 newly infected per day, the most in history

There have been 587 more infections in the last week. “With the growing capacity for testing, the number of detected positive cases, not always sick, is increasing. With each new one, the number of their contacts for further examinations is growing, “said Renata Ciupek, director of the anti-epidemic department of the regional hygiene station.

She added that some people will wait longer for the test results. “In connection with the onslaught on test centers, especially without asymptomatic people, the system is flooded and there is a delay in contacting those tested positive by the epidemiologist,” added Ciupek. who go to school.

Twenty-nine patients with coronavirus are located at the University Hospital Brno. “Two are in serious condition for artificial lung ventilation at the Department of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care. Another twenty-seven are at the clinic of infectious diseases, “said hospital spokesman Pavel Žára.

According to him, the number of patients with Covid-19 is gradually increasing. If the incidence of coronavirus continues to increase, the hospital will increase its testing capacity from October. “On average, around 150 to 180 patients are tested daily. However, the current capacity is up to 220 patients. From October, another pedestrian collection point will be opened, thanks to which the number of possible tests will increase to about three hundred patients a day. The current capacity of the laboratories is around four hundred PCR determinations. Within a few weeks, the numbers may double. From October, the hospital could manage to examine up to fifteen hundred samples a day, “added Žára’s spokesman.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 2,712 coronavirus infections in the South Moravian Region, over 1,900 people have been cured, and 30 people have died.

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