The number of new virus cases rose by 167 from the previous day, while the death toll increased by one, according to public health authorities.
The latest death in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak is an 88-year-old man who died in the eastern city of Lublin, the Polish health ministry said in a tweet.
On Thursday, the Polish health ministry reported 16 deaths throughout the day and 370 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with a record 30 deaths and 357 new cases a day earlier.
The health ministry announced on Friday morning that 2,409 people with suspected coronavirus infection were in hospitals nationwide, with a further 158,663 quarantined, and 33,879 under epidemiological supervision.
Meanwhile, 318 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in hospitals across the country, the health ministry also said.
The first infection was confirmed by Polish authorities on March 4, while the country's first coronavirus fatality was announced on March 12.
Poland has declared a "state of epidemic" and temporarily closed its borders to non-residents in a move to curb the spread of the illness.
International scheduled flights and passenger rail connections were suspended on March 15. The government then began chartering special flights to help Poles abroad return home.
In another move to contain the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, the government has limited the operations of shopping malls and closed all pubs, clubs and entertainment venues.
Public gatherings of more than two people have been banned.
Health and government officials have urged Poles to stay home and practice social distancing.
An initial two-week closure of the country’s schools has been extended until April 26.
The government last week announced tough new restrictions on daily life, banning children under 18 from leaving home unless supervised by an adult, closing parks and beaches, and ordering most hotels to shut.
Poland’s prime minister on Thursday said that a swathe of restrictions on daily life were being extended as the country battles the outbreak.
Officials have urged Poles to spend the Easter holidays at home and scrap any travel plans amid the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: IAR, PAP