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Delta coronavirus variant spreading in Poland

17.07.2021 15:00
The delta coronavirus strain comprised about 45 percent of the 114 new coronavirus infections reported in Poland on Saturday.
Hospital in the northern Polish city of Gdynia
Hospital in the northern Polish city of GdyniaPhoto: PAP/Adam Warżawa

In total, 173 delta coronavirus variant cases have been reported in the country so far.

On Saturday, Poland also reported 7 more deaths due to COVID-19 nationwide.

Of the new cases confirmed on Saturdaythe most—16—were in the central region of Mazowieckie, which includes the national capital Warsaw.

On April 8the country reported its highest daily toll of 954 deaths related to the coronavirus.

On April 1, the Polish health ministry confirmed 35,251 new single-day cases, the most since the pandemic hit the country early last year.

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

348 in hospitals, 88,767 quarantined

The Polish health ministry announced on Saturday morning that 348 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 60 of them on ventilators, with a further 88,767 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.

Meanwhile, 2,652,951 people have now recovered from COVID-19 throughout the country, the health ministry also said.


Source: IAR, PAP