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Poland reports 14,667 new coronavirus cases, 35 more deaths

16.01.2022 12:00
Poland on Sunday reported 14,667 new coronavirus infections and 35 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 4,313,036 and fatalities to 102,305.
Poland on Sunday reported 14,667 new coronavirus infections and 35 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the countrys total number of cases during the pandemic to 4,313,036 and fatalities to 102,305.
Poland on Sunday reported 14,667 new coronavirus infections and 35 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 4,313,036 and fatalities to 102,305.PAP/Leszek Szymański

Of the new cases confirmed on Sunday, the most—2,578—were in the central Mazowieckie region, which includes the national capital Warsaw.

Meanwhile, 2,269 new infections were reported in the southern province of Małopolskie, which is home to Poland's second-largest city of Kraków.

The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 16 people with pre-existing medical conditions and 19 others who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.

On Saturday, Poland confirmed 429 deaths and 16,896 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 423 deaths and 16,047 fresh cases a day earlier.

On April 8, 2021, the country reported its highest daily toll of 954 deaths related to the coronavirus.

On April 1, 2021, the Polish health ministry confirmed 35,251 new single-day cases, the most since the pandemic hit the country in early 2020.

Poland's first case of coronavirus infection was reported on March 4, 2020.

14,519 in hospitals, 263,467 quarantined

The Polish health ministry announced on Sunday morning that 14,519 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 1,558 of them on ventilators, with a further 263,467 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.

Meanwhile, 3,790,377 people have now recovered from COVID-19 throughout the country, the health ministry also said.

Health Minister Adam Niedzielski has told reporters that the country is bracing for a peak in COVID-19 omicron cases in late January when up to 60,000 hospital beds could be needed for patients.

Public health authorities in the middle of last month confirmed Poland's first case of the omicron COVID-19 variant. Since then 327 more omicron cases have been detected until Friday, according to the health ministry in Warsaw.

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

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Source: IAR, PAP