Of the new cases confirmed on Saturday, the most — 135 — were in the central Mazowieckie province, which includes the capital Warsaw.
The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 13 people with pre-existing medical conditions and one who who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.
On Friday, Poland confirmed eight deaths and 652 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 10 deaths and 722 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.
980 in hospitals, 84,180 quarantined
The Polish health ministry announced on Saturday morning that 980 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 110 of them on ventilators, with a further 84,180 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.
Meanwhile, 2,659,020 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