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Poland reports 19,366 new coronavirus cases, 504 more deaths

07.12.2021 10:45
Poland on Tuesday reported 19,366 new coronavirus infections and 504 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 3,704,040 and fatalities to 86,205.
Polish Health Minister Adam Niedzielski.
Polish Health Minister Adam Niedzielski.Photo: PAP/Piotr Nowak

Of the new cases confirmed on Tuesdaythe most—2,790—were in the central Mazowieckie province, which includes the national capital Warsaw.

Meanwhile, 2,033 new infections were reported in the densely populated southern coal-mining region of Silesia.

The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 332 people with pre-existing medical conditions and 172 others who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.

On Monday, Poland confirmed 25 deaths and 13,250 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 45 deaths and 22,389 fresh caseday 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.

23,604 in hospitals, 643,181 quarantined

The Polish health ministry announced on Tuesday morning that 23,604 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 2,036 of them on ventilators, with a further 643,181 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.

Meanwhile, 3,184,676 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.


Source: IAR, PAP