New cases reported


New cases reported

10. 07. 2020 10:00

UPDATE: Nineteen new cases of coronavirus infection were reported on Thursday increasing the total number to 1,870. They were recorded in the districts of Rimavská Sobota (5), Revúca (4), Bratislava (2), Námestovo (2), Prešov (2), Nové Mesto nad Váhom (1), Košice (1), Komárno (1) and Prievidza (1). They are aged 12 to 89. Epidemiologists have identified cases of people who tested without a history of travelling abroad or being a direct contact of an infected person eg. a family member or a colleague. A total of 2,172 tests were performed on Thursday.

So far 1,481 patients (+4  in comparison to the previous day) have recovered and 28 people died. Out of the total number of victims 16 were clients of a retirement home in Pezinok where community spread happened and three were from a retiremenet home in Martin.

A total of 13 patients in Slovakia have been hospitalized as of Thursday 7 of them confirmed with Covid-19; 3 patients are in intensive care, one connected to a lung ventilator. The rest are waiting for test results. More details on the number of negative tests here.

Most cases so far are in the Bratislava region - 421 as of Thursday followed by the Košice region (298), Zilina region (294) and the Prešov region (227). You can find more on the interactive map of confirmed cases.

If you have symptoms and would like to be tested you can fill in an online appointment form.

-The European Medicines Agency (EMA) reminds the public that there are currently no treatments authorised for COVID-19. Medicines are available for treating symptoms such as fever in line with advice from your doctor or pharmacist. The agency warns people not to buy medicines from unauthorised websites and other vendors aiming to exploit fears and concerns during the ongoing pandemic.

-The Slovak State Institute for Drugs Control (ŠÚKL) asks the public to be cautious when using self-testing kits for coronavirus bought from online shops. Such tests fall into the category of so-called in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices and are subject to regulation and certification both in the European Union and Slovakia. "We also want to remind the public that the results of such self-testing kits must be confirmed by a direct virus detection test in order to be reliable and should therefore be used wisely. We recommend the public to check some basic parameters before purchasing them," states ŠÚKL. The outer packaging should contain information about the manufacturer or about its authorized representative if the manufacturer is located outside the EU, the CE marking and instructions for use in Slovak language too.

Anca Dragu, Photo: TASR

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