Of the new cases confirmed on Tuesday, the most—3,185—were in the central Mazowieckie province, which includes the national capital Warsaw.
The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 376 people with pre-existing medical conditions and 150 others who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.
On Monday, Poland confirmed 18 deaths and 13,115 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 51 deaths and 20,576 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.
21,172 in hospitals, 681,485 quarantined
The Polish health ministry announced on Tuesday morning that 21,172 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 1,825 of them on ventilators, with a further 681,485 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.
Meanwhile, 3,038,451 people have now recovered from COVID-19 throughout the country, the health ministry also said.
The Polish government this week announced a temporary ban on flights to seven African countries potentially most affected by the new, highly contagious strain of the coronavirus, omicron.
In other new restrictions, cultural institutions, churches, sports centres, hotels and restaurants across the country will only be allowed to be half full from December 1 to December 17, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski told a news conference on Monday.
The limits will not apply to vaccinated people, he said.
Niedzielski told reporters last week that the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was expected to reach its height in Poland in early December, with up to 35,000 daily cases.
Source: IAR, PAP