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70 COVID-19 deaths per million population in Poland: health ministry

07.10.2020 07:31
With 70 COVID-19 deaths per million population, Poland remains far less affected by the coronavirus epidemic than many other countries in Europe, new statistics have shown.
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Photo:PAP/Leszek Szymański

To compare, Belgium has 867 deaths per million residents, according to new data released by the Polish health ministry on Tuesday, while Spain has 689 and Britain reports 623.

The list of countries severely hit by the coronavirus also includes Italy, with 596 deaths per million population, Sweden with 583, and France with 495, according to the Polish health ministry.

The neighbouring Czech Republic has a slightly higher proportion of coronavirus deaths than Poland, at 71 per million residents, while Greece has 40 and Poland's northeastern neighbor Lithuania reports 35, the new data found.

Poland on Tuesday reported 2,236 new coronavirus infections and 58 additional deaths, its highest single-day death toll since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 104,316 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Poland since the pandemic began, and 2,717 have died from the COVID-19 respiratory disease so far, public health officials announced.

Poland in early June reported a coronavirus death rate of 31 per million population.

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Source: Polish Ministry of Health