Of the new cases confirmed on Wednesday, the most—4,806—were in the central Mazowieckie province, which includes the national capital Warsaw.
The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 409 people with pre-existing medical conditions and 161 others who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.
On Tuesday, Poland confirmed 526 deaths and 19,074 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 18 deaths and 13,115 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.
21,332 in hospitals, 631,843 quarantined
The Polish health ministry announced on Wednesday morning that 21,332 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 1,870 of them on ventilators, with a further 631,843 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.
Meanwhile, 3,048,528 people have now recovered from COVID-19 throughout the country, the health ministry also said.
Poland on Wednesday imposed a temporary ban on flights to seven African countries amid concerns over the new, highly contagious strain of the coronavirus, omicron.
In other new COVID-19 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, under rules announced by Health Minister Adam Niedzielski at the start of this week.
The limits do not apply to people vaccinated against the coronavirus.
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