Autumn Covid-19 wave expected to be milder

New vaccines will arrive in September.

The occupancy of Covid beds will be one of the main factors for the classification of districts.The occupancy of Covid beds will be one of the main factors for the classification of districts. (Source: SITA)

Slovakia will almost certainly be hit by another Covid-19 wave in the autumn, but it should be much milder than any the country has experienced in the last two years, experts have said.

SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement
SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement

Chief Hygienist Ján Mikas and infectologist Peter Sabaka have said they are not expecting to see the reintroduction of strict restrictions during the coming wave. Disease experts are also encouraging people to get vaccinated, saying that with the exception of high-risk patients, people can wait for the omicron vaccine which should arrive in Slovakia at the end of September.

Related article New Covid wave is here: what to do and what to expect Read more 

Summer wave ending

According to data from the Institute of Health Analysis, the summer Covid-19 wave is coming to an end in Slovakia, having peaked on July 20.

"For the last two or three weeks, we have seen a decrease in hospitalizations," said Mikas. Over the past week, the number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals dropped by eight percent, from 643 to 590.

In previous waves, there were as many as five thousand patients with the disease in hospital at one point.

The rest of this article is premium content at
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on and

Top stories

News digest: Should Ukraine or Russia win the war?

Slovak honey protected by the EU, Czechia extends controls at the border with Slovakia.

Slovakia's new Education Minister Ján Horecký was appointed to the post on October 4, 2022.

President Čaputová appoints a conservative as education minister

In the past, Ján Horecký chaired the Association of Catholic Schools.

4. oct
The website tracks disinformation on numerous websites, including Facebook.

Slovakia loses power to block disinformation websites

But changes to law on cyber ​security in the works.

13 h
SkryťClose ad