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Poland reports 5,029 new coronavirus cases, 38 more deaths

27.12.2021 10:35
Poland on Monday reported 5,029 new coronavirus infections and 38 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 4,054,865 and fatalities to 94,365.
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Of the new cases confirmed on Mondaythe most—776—were in the central Mazowieckie province, which includes the national capital Warsaw.

Meanwhile, 671 new infections were reported in the densely populated southern coal-mining region of Silesia.

The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 28 people with pre-existing medical conditions and 10 others who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.

On Sunday, Poland confirmed 16 deaths and 6,252 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 269 deaths and 10,788 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.

21,109 in hospitals, 251,467 quarantined

The Polish health ministry announced on Monday morning that 21,109 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 2,069 of them on ventilators, with a further 251,467 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.

Meanwhile, 3,582,296 people have now recovered from COVID-19 throughout the country, the health ministry also said.

Public health authorities in the middle of this month confirmed Poland's first case of the omicron COVID-19 variant. Since then 14 more omicron cases have been reported.

A range of new coronavirus restrictions took effect in the country earlier this month as it seeks to fend off the new, highly contagious strain of the coronavirus.


Source: IAR, PAP