Update #43 (04.11.2020): The Mayor announced that the national process of reporting numbers was changed last week, therefore local Town Hall is no longer receiving local numbers. County-level numbers will still be available, but we must bear in mind that there are significant differences between towns within a county.
He said it makes no sense to start guessing about current numbers, but it is obvious that our town is affected, and the virus makes life harder in several institutions, as well as schools and kindergartens.
Sevaral employees of the rheumatology section of the Thermal Bath have been infected, therefore they have decided to temporarily close the section. It is projected to reopen on the 17th of November.
There is one positive case in the Old people’s home on Teveli road, two employees are waiting for their tests.
The Mayor also mentioned that there are infected people amongst the Town Hall employees as well.
Update #42 (25.10.2020): Similarly to the nation-wide statistics, the number of people infected with COVID-19 is increasing in our town. On the 23rd of October there were 66 infected people in Pápa, while by the evening of the 24th, this number jumped to 83 with 21 new infected people, and 4 recovered. No new infected people were identified during the rest of the weekend, so the current number stands at 83. This is almost double than the highest numbers in mid-August.
The number of people in mandatory isolation has also increased – 54 on Friday, an additional 21 on Saturday with 6 of them lifted, therefore the current number of people in mandatory isolation is at 69.
There has been a decrease in mandatory quarantines. On the 23rd of October there were 201 people in mandatory quarantine, there were 35 new ones issued, but at the same time 98 of them have been lifted, so the current number stands at 138.
There have been a total of 1794 locals effected by COVID-19 in one way or another, there are currently 290 people in some form of quarantine, and 1504 of these orders have been lifted. A total of 234 infected people have been identified since the appearance of the virus in Pápa, and 151 people have recovered.
Update #41 (14.10.2020): The Mayor of Pápa held a press conference about the past weeks’ data regarding local COVID-19 infections. He started off by saying that in the past few days there has been an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, as well as in the number of quarantines mandated, but we can still say that Pápa is OK when compared with the county’s numbers.
The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Veszprém county has increased by 250 since the 7th of October. 28 of those 250 were from Pápa. 10 mandatory lockdowns have been lifted, bringing the number of active positive cases to 35 in Pápa (as of 14:00 on the 14th of October). This number hasn’t been this high since September.
It is apparent that many people in mandatory isolation turn out to be positive, which shows that the quarantine system if effective.
The number of people in some form of quarantine has also increased. This number springs up significantly when some kind of an institution is affected – like schools or old people’s homes -, just like in the case of Pápa in the past days.
192 people were put into mandatory quarantine in the past week, it was lifted in 99 cases, so all in all there are currently 154 people in mandatory quarantine. The total number of people in all forms of quarantine is 238.
The youngest person infected is 9 years old, the eldest is 76 years old. The average age is 42 years.
The Mayor said that there are no old people’s homes affected in Pápa at the moment, but he is aware of the fact that some cases have been found in one of the kindergartens.
Update #40 (07.10.2020): The Mayor of Pápa held a press conference, which he started by saying that COVID-19 numbers have been decreasing for several days in Pápa. There are currently 17 infected people in our town.
Eight new cases were identified in the past week, and 19 mandatory lockdowns were lifted, so all in all, the number of people in mandatory lockdown has decreased by 11. The average age of infected people shows a growing tendency. Earlier this number was 37 years, this week, the average age of those who tested positive is 42. The eldest infected is a 76-year old gentleman, and the youngest is a 9-year old boy, which shows that all ages can be affected.
A 90-year old man was transported to Ajka hospital in the beginning of August, he was undergoing treatments there for a long time, but he is back in his home in Pápa, recovered and feeling well.
There were 180 identified COVID-19 infections in Veszprém county in the past week.
The number of mandatory quarantines has also decreased. 97 new people have been ordered to mandatory quarantine, while 133 were released.
Update #39 (01.10.2020): The Mayor of Pápa held a press conference yesterday, providing trends and information with regards to the current COVID-19 situation in Pápa.
He said the number of infected people increased by 6 since the 22nd of September, but he explained that there is a complex process behind this number. 30 people were ordered to mandatory lockdown, and 24 were released because they have recovered, therefore the increase is due to the difference in the number of new quarantines and the ones that were released. The average age of the infected people is currently 37.
Similar dynamic changes can be seen in the data regarding mandatory isolation and mandatory quarantine. 25 people were ordered to mandatory isolation, and 27 were released from it, bringing the current number of people in mandatory isolation to 26. He added that in several cases people in mandatory isolation were diagnosed with COVID-19, and therefore were ordered to mandatory lockdown.
123 people were ordered to mandatory quarantine since the 22nd of September, and 120 were released from it, so the number of people in mandatory quarantine went from 98 to 101.
The Mayor said there are currently 155 people in some form of quarantine in Pápa. Similar numbers can be observed in the past few days, which is fortunately far from the August numbers, which were around 300. The number of infected people is stagnant around 28-29, which is slightly higher than a week ago, but still lower than the numbers in the first half of August.
The Mayor also spoke about the situation in the county, where the number of infected people grew by 146 in a little over a week, 30 of which are from Pápa, meaning that the ratio of infected people Pápa to Veszprém county has grown a little.
He finished by saying that he believes that by paying attention and being conscious, we can avoid having to implement stricter measures, and he asked everyone to adhere to current regulations.
Update #38 (28.09.2020): There are 33 infected people in Pápa, and 155 people in quarantine, including the 33 infected people.
Update #37 (25.09.2020): There are 26 infected people in Pápa, and 171 people in quarantine, together with the 26 infected people.
Update #36 (24.09.2020): The Mayor of Pápa held a press conference yesterday, providing trends and information with regards to the current COVID-19 situation in Pápa.
He was happy to report that the local TV station’s employees are out of quarantine, and therefore he was able to return to the studio to hold the press conference.
He highlighted that since the 14th of September, the number of confirmed local cases has decreased from 31 to 23. In the past 10 days 20 cases were ordered to mandatory lockdown, and 28 were released. 25 people were ordered to mandatory isolation, and 11 were released. 90 people were ordered to mandatory quarantine, and 88 were released.
There has been a radical change in the average age of infected people, it was 39 years of age in the middle of September, now it is 32. This is contrary to the so-called California-phenomenon (which is the trend of the average age of infected people going up), however we know very well why this happened in Pápa – there have been some identified cases in one of the local high schools, this is what pushed the average down locally.
The Mayor mentioned that since the 14th of September, the number of identified cases in Veszprém county has risen by 205, from 365 to 570, while in Pápa 20 cases were identified which is less than 10%. He emphasized that Pápa isn’t a hub within our county.
He said the total number of mandatory quarantines is stagnant around 150, and the number of infected people is around the same as it was at the end of August. This is a better trend than what can be observed in other towns, and while he wishes for the numbers to drop, he mostly wishes for them not to rise.
Update #35 (22.09.2020): There are 23 infected people, and 161 people in some form of quarantine, including the 23 infected people.
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.