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Poland reports 25,576 new coronavirus cases, 502 more deaths

04.12.2021 10:35
Poland on Saturday reported 25,576 new coronavirus infections and 502 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 3,649,027 and fatalities to 85,630.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki encourages citizens to get vaccinated against the coronavirus after receiving a COVID-19 booster shot in Warsaw this week.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki encourages citizens to get vaccinated against the coronavirus after receiving a COVID-19 booster shot in Warsaw this week.Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka

Of the new cases confirmed on Saturdaythe most—4,270—were in the central Mazowieckie province, which includes the national capital Warsaw.

Meanwhile, 3,361 new infections were reported in the densely populated southern coal-mining region of Silesia.

The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 367 people with pre-existing medical conditions and 135 others who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.

On FridayPoland confirmed 470 deaths and 26,965 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 502 deaths and 27,356 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.

22,350 in hospitals, 761,786 quarantined

The Polish health ministry announced on Saturday morning that 22,350 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 1,978 of them on ventilators, with a further 761,786 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.

Meanwhile, 3,116,875 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