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Poland confirms 9,843 new coronavirus cases, 549 more deaths

28.12.2021 11:00
Poland on Tuesday reported 9,843 new coronavirus infections and 549 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 4,064,715 and fatalities to 94,914.
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Of the new cases confirmed on Tuesdaythe most—1,392—were in the central Mazowieckie province, which includes the national capital Warsaw.

Meanwhile, 1,054 new infections were reported in the densely populated southern coal-mining region of Silesia.

The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 363 people with pre-existing medical conditions and 186 others who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.

On Monday, Poland confirmed 38 deaths and 5,029 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 16 deaths and 6,252 fresh cases 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.

21,283 in hospitals, 250,422 quarantined

The Polish health ministry announced on Tuesday morning that 21,283 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 2,006 of them on ventilators, with a further 250,422 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.

Meanwhile, 3,595,914 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 reported, 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.


Source: IAR, PAP, TVP Info