Of the new cases confirmed on Thursday, the most—24—were in the southern province of Małopolskie, which includes the historic city of Kraków.
The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are four people with pre-existing medical conditions and one person who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.
On Wednesday, Poland confirmed three new deaths and 138 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with seven deaths and 106 fresh cases a day earlier.
On April 8, the 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.
302 in hospitals, 80,131 quarantined
The Polish health ministry announced on Thursday morning that 302 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 43 of them on ventilators, with a further 80,131 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.
Meanwhile, 2,653,529 people have now recovered from COVID-19 throughout the country, the health ministry also said.
Officials have warned that the number of COVID-19 infections in the country could rise in the coming weeks as the Delta variant of the coronavirus begins to spread more quickly.
Source: IAR, PAP