The third wave of the pandemic in Poland is beginning to decline, doctor Michał Sutkowski, head of an association grouping family physicians in Warsaw, has told Polish Press Agency PAP. He added that this did not mean the situation was good, especially in hospitals, and that the COVID-19 death toll would continue to be high until May.
On Saturday, 15,763 new coronavirus infections were reported in Poland and 616 more deaths, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 2,675,874, and fatalities to 61,825.
Most of the new cases were reported in the Silesian voivodship (2,691), Mazovia with capital Warsaw (1,999) and Greater Poland with Poznań (1,575).
To date, more than 8,484,815 COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered in Poland: 6,236,689 first doses and 2,248,126 second doses, according to government data.
Meanwhile Polish police reported that over the past 24 hours 4,666 fines have been issued to people who were not wearing face masks. Since the obligation to cover nose and mouth was introduced, police have issued over 467,000 fines, on grounds of the law on prevention and fighting infectious diseases, the Polish police HQ said.