Of the new cases confirmed on Friday, the most—3,849—were in the densely populated southern coal-mining region of Silesia.
Meanwhile, 3,731 new infections were reported in the central Mazowieckie province, which includes the national capital Warsaw.
The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 343 people with pre-existing medical conditions and 127 others who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.
On Thursday, Poland confirmed 502 deaths and 27,356 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 570 deaths and 29,064 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.
22,035 in hospitals, 782,044 quarantined
The Polish health ministry announced on Friday morning that 22,035 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 1,968 of them on ventilators, with a further 782,044 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.
Meanwhile, 3,091,259 people have now recovered from COVID-19 throughout the country, the health ministry also said.
Poland this week 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 are only 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