Update #34 (16.09.2020): There are 32 infected people, and 160 people in some form of quarantine, including the 32 infected people.
Update #33 (11.09.2020): There are 28 infected people, and 96 people in some form of quarantine, including the 28 infected people.
Update #32 (07.09.2020): There are 27 infected people, and 88 people in some form of quarantine, including the 27 infected people.
Pápa Hospital has shut down its Department of Internal Medicine and the OBGYN Department. There was a medical sales agent visiting several doctors in the hospital, who later turned out to have been infected with COVID-19. The positive cases in the hospital can be linked to this person.
Update #31 (06.09.2020): There are 27 infected people in Pápa, and there are 82 people in some form of quarantine, including the 27 infected people.
Update #30 (05.09.2020): There are still 27 infected people in Pápa, and there are 82 people in some form of quarantine, including the 27 infected people.
Update #29 (04.09.2020): There are 27 infected people in Pápa, and there are 88 people in some form of quarantine, including the 27 infected people.
Update #28 (03.09.2020): The number of infected people is still 23, and there are 71 people in some form of quarantine or isolation, including the 23 infected people.
Update #27 (02.09.2020): There are 23 infected people in Pápa, and 66 people in some form of quarantine or isolation, including the 23 infected people.
Update #26 (01.09.2020): There are still 21 infected people in Pápa, and there are 64 people in some form of quarantine or isolation, including the 21 infected people.
Update #25 (31.08.2020): There are 21 infected people in Pápa and 62 people in some form of quarantine or isolation, including the 21 infected people.
Update #24 (30.08.2020): There are still 23 infected people in Pápa, and there are 66 people in some form of quarantine or isolation, including the 23 infected people.
Update #23 (29.08.2020): There are seven new COVID-19 cases in Pápa, 6 of them live in the same household. 4 people have recovered, there are currently 23 infected people in the town. There are 70 people in some form of quarantine or isolation, including the 23 infected people.
Update #22 (28.08.2020): The number of people affected by COVID-19 in one way or another has decreased in the past 24 hours. 2 people have been released from mandatory isolation, 1 person was put in mandatory isolation, this person was in mandated quarantine until now. There are currently 20 infected people in Pápa. There are 62 people in some form of quarantine or isolation, including the 20 infected people.
Update #21 (27.08.2020, 21:25): There are 64 people in quarantine, number of confirmed positive cases has also decreased.
Update #20 (26.08.2020, 21:25): The numbers in Pápa related to COVID look better and better, day by day. According to today’s latest news the decrease of the number of confirmed positive patients continued, now there are 27 confirmed cases, while the number of persons in quarantine has dropped to 66 since the last report.
Update #19 (24.08.2020, 08:45): The number of confirmed positive patients decreased to 30, while the number of persons in quarantine dropped to 78 during the past long weekend.
Update #18 (21.08.2020, 08:15): The number of active positive patients have decreased to 37 (1 new case, 4 proved negative), while the number of quarantines significantly decreased with almost 50%, from 209 to 110.
Update #17 (19.08.2020, 10:00): In the past 6 days 16 new positive cases were identified in Veszprem county, only one of them is from Papa – said Mayor Aldozo yesteday. This newly identified person is a relative of an already identified positive person. Although the number of active patients should increase due to the new positive case, there is no change, since an administrative issue was corrected (a positive patient was earlier counted as a Papa citizen and added to the Papa numbers by mistake) at the same time. With this, no change in the yesterday’s number, still 41 active cases are known in Papa.
Due to the high number of expiring quarantine orders the number of personnel in quarantine dropped significantly to 209.
Update #16 (18.08.2020, 10:30): Yesterday afternoon the Mayor announced that an old patient who was hospitalised from Pápa passed away in the Ajka hospital. With this sad news, the number of active positive patients decreased to 41. The number of personnel in quarantine peaked on Saturday (306 cases), since then it has decreased to 291.
The Vajda Péter Kindergarten reopened on Monday.
Update #15 (13.08.2020, 20:45): 1 further person has tested positive for COVID-19, and one of the previously diagnosed patients has recovered, therefore the total number still stands at 43.
There are currently 260 people in quarantine.
Update #14 (12.08.2020, 20:00): 6 further people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number to 43.
There are currently 188 people in quarantine.
Update #13 (11.08.2020, 20:00): The Mayor has announced that as of 8PM today, there are no additional confirmed cases, the number still stands at 37.
The number of people in quarantine is 171.
Update #12 (10.08.2020, 17:45): The Mayor was just informed of 6 new confirmed cases in Pápa and the surrounding villages, bringing the total number to 37.
Update #11 (10.08.2020, 17:00): The Mayor has just announced that there are currently 145 people in quarantine, this is less than yesterday because several people’s tests have come back negative, and therefore they have been released from quarantine. There are 81 people in quarantine as part of contact tracing, 40 people are in mandatory isolation, and 24 are in isolation in an authority-appointed quarantine.
He is happy to inform us that the number of infected people hasn’t increased in the last 24 hours, it stands at 31.
He asks everyone to stay at home and call their doctor if they are producing symptoms, this way we won’t risk more GPs going into quarantine if we are later tested positive.
Kindergarten open days and parent-teacher meetings have been postponed, more information will be shared by the kindergarten leadership.
Update #10 (09.08.2020, 19:00): There are a few GPs in quarantine in Pápa. They were all in contact with patients and coworkers who later tested positive for COVID-19. All doctors’ tests have come back negative, but they must stay in quarantine.
Currently there are 83 people in quarantine as part of contact tracing, 40 are in mandatory isolation, and 24 are in isolation in an authority-appointed quarantine.
According to the Mayor’s knowledge, the COVID-19 infection has been confirmed in 31 cases.
The two residents of the old people’s home are doing OK, they are still at the hospital in Ajka.
Update #9 (08.08.2020, 20:00): At the moment there are 131 people in quarantine in Pápa and the surrounding villages. 73 of these people are in quarantine without symptoms, identified during contact tracing. 41 people are in mandatory isolation, and 17 people are in isolation in an authority-appointed quarantine.
Update #8 (07.08.2020, 17:00): Six additional positive cases have been identified, bringing the total number of local cases to 26. ⅓ of them are residents of the surrounding villages, and ⅔ are Pápa residents. 21 further people have been ordered to mandatory quarantine, 2 quarantines have been lifted, bringing the total number of people in mandatory quarantine to 92.
Starting Monday, 10 Aug the water company will also be closed for in-person visits. It will be mandatory to wear a mask covering your nose and mouth while at the local market on Tuesdays and Fridays. Customers won’t be allowed to touch the goods.
The Mayor asks all of us to pay extra attention to wearing masks, washing hands and keeping physical distance.
Update #7 (07.08.2020, 10:30): The trash company is closed for in-person visits.
Update #6 (06.08.2020, 20:00): Contrary to what the Surgeon General said this afternoon, the Mayor has just announced that the total number of confirmed cases in and around Pápa is 20, meaning 3 additional people have been tested positive since last night.
There are currently 73 people in mandatory quarantine (25 more than yesterday), 9 of these people are in official isolation, because although they haven’t been tested positive yet, they are suspected to have contracted the virus.
Another resident of the old people’s home had a temperature this morning, therefore he was transported to Ajka hospital to be on the safe side. His results aren’t in yet.
One of the assistants at the pediatric duty station was tested positive yesterday. The pediatrician working alongside her has been put in mandatory quarantine, and the duty station has been thoroughly disinfected.
One of the local General Practitioners is also in mandatory quarantine because one of their patients has tested positive for COVID-19. The GP’s first PCR test came back negative.
Due to the current situation, all doctor’s offices in and around Pápa have been closed for walk-in patients, in-person visits are only possible after a phone consultation. Regulations about wearing masks and disinfecting hands are to be strictly followed.
As of 10 Aug, the Town Hall is closed for walk-ins, in-person appointments will only be permitted in cases where there is no other way of getting things done.
Update #5 (06.08.2020, 14:00): The Surgeon General of Hungary has mentioned in a press conference that so far 22 positive COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed in connection with the Pápa cases from earlier this week. Pápa is currently considered to be a so-called hub, contact tracing and tests are continuously being carried out.
Update #4: There are 17 confirmed cases in Pápa as of 19:00 on 5 Aug.
Update #3: There are 16 confirmed cases in Pápa as of 16:00 today, 5 Aug.
Update #2: The Mayor just confirmed 5 further positive cases in the town, this brings the current number to 6 in Pápa, and there are 3 other confirmed cases in the surrounding villages.
Update #1: The three employees of the old people’s home who came into closest contact with the infected employee have been tested negative, have no symptoms, but are staying in quarantine for 14 days to be on the safe side.
The Mayor of Pápa held a press conference, where he announced that there is one confirmed Pápa resident who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Furthermore, an employee of the old people’s home in Pápa has tested positive for the infection. She is not a resident of Pápa. Her co-workers and the residents of the home are being tested, and the facility is shut down until further notice.
Although it might seem like there is no virus in Pápa, the pandemic situation is still here with us. Please pay extra attention to wearing masks, keeping physical distance, and disinfection protocols.