Of the new cases confirmed on Wednesday, the most—5,594—were in the central Mazowieckie region, which includes the national capital Warsaw.
Meanwhile, 4,647 new infections were reported in the densely populated southern coal mining region of Silesia.
The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 300 people with pre-existing medical conditions and 75 others who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.
On Tuesday, Poland confirmed 377 deaths and 19,652 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with four deaths and 10,445 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.
14,005 in hospitals, 493,483 quarantined
The Polish health ministry announced on Wednesday morning that 14,005 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 1,391 of them on ventilators, with a further 493,483 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.
Meanwhile, 3,808,089 people have now recovered from COVID-19 throughout the country, the health ministry also said.
Health Minister Adam Niedzielski told reporters earlier this week that Poland had entered a fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic amid the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
He warned that coronavirus infections in the country could soon hit record levels, peaking at about 60,000 in mid-February.
Public health authorities in the middle of last month confirmed Poland's first case of the omicron COVID-19 variant. Since then 965 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.
Source: IAR, PAP