Of the new cases confirmed on Thursday, the most—156—were in the central Mazowieckie province, which includes the capital Warsaw.
The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 11 people with pre-existing medical conditions and three others who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.
On Wednesday, Poland confirmed 20 deaths and 882 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 15 deaths and 711 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.
1,209 in hospitals, 79,410 quarantined
The Polish health ministry announced on Thursday morning that 1,209 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 133 of them on ventilators, with a further 86,107 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.
Meanwhile, 2,660,036 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