Of the new cases confirmed on Thursday, the most—75—were in the eastern province of Lubelskie, which is home to the major city of Lublin.
The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are six people with pre-existing medical condition, while no one died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.
On Wednesday, Poland confirmed 11 deaths and 533 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 13 deaths and 406 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.
594 in hospitals, 62,438 quarantined
The Polish health ministry announced on Thursday morning that 594 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 77 of them on ventilators, with a further 62,438 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.
Meanwhile, 2,657,776 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 weeks ahead as the Delta variant of the coronavirus begins to spread more quickly.
Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said last week that the daily number of new coronavirus infections in the country could reach 1,000 by the end of September and then rise to 5,000 by late October.
Source: IAR, PAP