Of the new cases confirmed on Wednesday, the most—144—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 12 people with pre-existing medical conditions and nine others who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.
On Tuesday, Poland confirmed eight deaths and 537 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with no fatalities and 269 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.
823 in hospitals, 77,989 quarantined
The Polish health ministry announced on Wednesday morning that 823 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 91 of them on ventilators, with a further 77,989 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.
Meanwhile, 2,658,512 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 earlier this month 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