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Poland reports 5,298 new coronavirus cases, 1 more death

14.03.2022 10:45
Poland on Monday reported 5,298 new coronavirus infections and one more death related to COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 5,823,982 and fatalities to 113,444.
Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański

Of the new cases confirmed on Mondaythe most—1,050—were in the central Mazowieckie region, which includes the national capital Warsaw.

Meanwhile, 626 new infections were reported in the western province of Wielkopolskie, which is home to the major city of Poznań.

The latest death in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak is a patient with pre-existing medical conditions, the health ministry said.

On Sunday, Poland confirmed 10 deaths and 7,580 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 127 deaths and 11,116 fresh cases a day earlier.

On January 27, the Polish health ministry reported a record daily rise in coronavirus infections, confirming 57,659 new cases, the most since the pandemic hit the country two years ago.

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

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

7,833 in hospitals, 54,304 quarantined

The Polish health ministry announced on Monday morning that 7,833 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 486 of them on ventilators, with a further 54,304 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.

Meanwhile, 5,190,096 people have now recovered from COVID-19 throughout the country, the health ministry also said.

Poland lifted most COVID-19 restrictions at the start of this month after the government said the coronavirus pandemic was easing in the country.

Free COVID-19 shots for Ukrainians

Health Minister Adam Niedzielski told reporters last month that Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion of their country would be covered by Poland's COVID-19 vaccination programme free of charge.

“It’s an expression of our concern for the welfare of our closest neighbours,” Niedzielski said at the time. 

To receive the vaccine, Ukrainian refugees only have to produce an identity document, such as a permanent or temporary ID card or a passport, according to officials.

Medical help for war refugees

Public health officials declared this month that all Ukrainian citizens taking refuge in Poland in the wake of Russia's military aggression against their country would be provided with medical assistance "on the same terms as Polish patients."

Poland's National Health Fund (NFZ) will cover the cost of such services from public coffers, they said.


Source: IAR, PAP