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Poland confirms 14,910 new coronavirus cases, 638 more deaths

07.04.2021 10:40
Poland on Wednesday reported 14,910 new coronavirus infections and 638 more deaths, bringing its total number of cases during the pandemic to 2,471,617 and fatalities to 55,703.
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Of the new cases confirmed on Wednesday, 2,157 were in the central region of Mazowieckie, which includes the national capital Warsaw.

Meanwhile, 1,863 new infections were reported in the southern coal mining region of Silesia.

The western province of Wielkopolskie, which is home to the major city of Poznańhad the third-highest number of new infections confirmed by officials on Wednesday, at 1,476.

The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 480 people with pre-existing medical conditions and 158 who died directly because of COVID-19, the Polish health ministry said.

On Tuesday, Poland confirmed 60 deaths and 8,245 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 64 deaths and 9,902 fresh cases a day earlier.

Last Thursday, April 1, the Polish health ministry confirmed 35,251 new single-day cases, the most since the pandemic hit the country more than a year ago.

Poland’s second-highest number of daily cases was when 35,143 new coronavirus infections were confirmed nationwide on March 26.

On November 25, the country reported its highest daily toll of 674 deaths related to the coronavirus.

Poland's first case of coronavirus infection was reported on March 4, 2020.

34,691 in hospitals, 414,373 quarantined

The health ministry announced on Wednesday morning that 34,691 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 3,342 of them on ventilators, with a further 414,373 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.

Meanwhile, 2,054,697 people have now recovered from COVID-19 throughout the country, including 18,120 over the last 24 hours, the health ministry also said.


Source: IAR, PAP