The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is much stronger across all indicators, the national chief medical officer pointed out at a meeting of the National Defense and Law Enforcement Committee on Thursday.
Cecília Müller – in her report to the operational tribe responsible for fighting the coronavirus epidemic – said: in Hungary from March 4 (from the registration of the first cases) to November 22 3891 people died in connection with the corona virus. In the first wave of the epidemic, 605 confirmed infected people died, 15.5 percent of all victims. 84.5 percent of them died in the second wave.
Currently, the average age of the infected is 40 years and the number of deaths 76 years. Most affected provinces: Győr-Moson-Sopron, Vas and Veszprém counties, while Tolna, Somogy and Baranya provinces are least affected by the infection. The epidemiological numbers of these provinces differ one and a half to two times the national average.
The nationwide chief medical officer spoke about epidemiological measures, including the establishment of a national vaccine factory. Cecília Müller said: The development of Hungarian vaccines is progressing well.
There are institutional commanders in 19 social institutions
Zsolt Halmosi, the hospital’s national commander in chief, told the commission that there was no lack of capacity, technical or protective equipment in the health facilities to hinder the defense.
Halmosi also explained that when the government lifted the emergency after the first wave of the spring epidemic, the hospital’s commander-in-chief system was still being maintained, but adapted to needs. In the spring, a further 109 hospital commanders were seconded to 108 institutions, There are currently 94 hospital supervisors working in 93 healthcare facilities. Of these, 48 were assigned to the police, 17 to the disaster officers and 29 to the military.
In addition to healthcare institutions, there are institute commanders in 19 social institutions, these are institutions where the number of persons placed is 200 or more. Of these, 14 were assigned by the police, 1 to 1 by disaster relief and military personnel.
He also specifically spoke that hospital commanders have been at risk since the system was set up, that 3 hospital commanders have had serious health problems such as a heart attack, and that 11 hospital commanders are currently struggling with a coronavirus infection. Arrangements were made for their change.