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Poland reports 22,389 new coronavirus cases, 45 more deaths

05.12.2021 10:35
Poland on Sunday reported 22,389 new coronavirus infections and 45 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 3,671,421 and fatalities to 85,675.
Coronavirus in Poland: A temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients in the coastal city of Gdynia.
Coronavirus in Poland: A temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients in the coastal city of Gdynia.Photo: PAP/Adam Warżawa

Of the new cases confirmed on Sundaythe most—3,469—were in the central Mazowieckie province, which includes the national capital Warsaw.

Meanwhile, 3,450 new infections were reported in the densely populated southern coal-mining region of Silesia.

The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 26 people with pre-existing medical conditions and 19 others who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.

On SaturdayPoland confirmed 502 deaths and 25,576 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 470 deaths and 26,965 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.

22,264 in hospitals, 684,521 quarantined

The Polish health ministry announced on Sunday morning that 22,264 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 1,969 of them on ventilators, with a further 684,521 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.

Meanwhile, 3,142,265 people have now recovered from COVID-19 throughout the country, the health ministry also said.

Poland this month 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.

The limits do not apply to people vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Health Minister Adam 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.

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Source: IAR, PAP