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Poland confirms 10,445 new coronavirus cases, 4 more deaths

17.01.2022 10:35
Poland on Monday reported 10,445 new coronavirus infections and four more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 4,323,482 and fatalities to 102,309.
Coronavirus in Poland: A hospital for COVID-19 patients in Warsaw.
Coronavirus in Poland: A hospital for COVID-19 patients in Warsaw.Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański

Of the new cases confirmed on Mondaythe most—2,273—were in the central Mazowieckie region, which includes the national capital Warsaw.

Meanwhile, 1,494 new infections were reported in the densely populated southern coal mining region of Silesia.

The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are four people with pre-existing medical conditions, while no one died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.

On Sunday, Poland confirmed 35 deaths and 14,667 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 429 deaths and 16,896 fresh casea 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.

14,601 in hospitals, 266,535 quarantined

The Polish health ministry announced on Monday morning that 14,601 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 1,519 of them on ventilators, with a further 266,535 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.

Meanwhile, 3,800,051 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 610 more omicron cases have been detected, according to Deputy Health Minister Waldemar Kraska.

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