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Poland confirms 15,571 new coronavirus cases, 794 more deaths

29.12.2021 10:35
Poland on Wednesday reported 15,571 new coronavirus infections and 794 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 4,080,282 and fatalities to 95,707.
An isolation ward for COVID-19 patients at a hospital in the central Polish city of Łódź.
An isolation ward for COVID-19 patients at a hospital in the central Polish city of Łódź.Photo: PAP/Roman Zawistowski

Of the new cases confirmed on Wednesdaythe most—2,130—were in the central Mazowieckie province, which includes the national capital Warsaw.

Meanwhile, 2,117 new infections were reported in the densely populated southern coal-mining region of Silesia.

The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 567 people with pre-existing medical conditions and 227 others who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.

On TuesdayPoland confirmed 549 deaths and 9,843 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 38 deaths and 5,029 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.

20,822 in hospitals, 216,020 quarantined

The Polish health ministry announced on Wednesday morning that 20,822 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 1,931 of them on ventilators, with a further 216,020 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.

Meanwhile, 3,602,702 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 24 more omicron cases have been detected, according to Deputy Health Minister Waldemar Kraska.

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.

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Source: IAR, PAP