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Poland reports 23,242 new coronavirus cases, 403 more deaths

19.11.2021 10:35
Poland on Friday reported 23,242 new coronavirus infections and 403 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 3,303,046 and fatalities to 80,399.
Coronavirus in Poland: A temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients in the western city of Poznań.
Coronavirus in Poland: A temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients in the western city of Poznań.Photo: PAP/Jakub Kaczmarczyk

Of the new cases confirmed on Fridaythe most—4,206—were in the central Mazowieckie province, which includes the national capital Warsaw.

The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 285 people with pre-existing medical conditions and 118 others who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.

On ThursdayPoland confirmed 370 deaths and 24,882 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 463 deaths and 24,239 fresh cases a day earlier.

On April 8the 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.

16,093 in hospitals, 562,077 quarantined

The Polish health ministry announced on Friday morning that 16,093 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 1,381 of them on ventilators, with a further 562,077 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.

Meanwhile, 2,858,972 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 at the end of last month that the number of daily COVID-19 infections was growing sharply and that “drastic steps” could be necessary to counteract what he called an “explosion of the pandemic” in the country.

Niedzielski said in a media interview earlier this month that the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was expected to reach its height in Poland in late November or early December, with up to 40,000 daily cases.


Source: IAR, PAP