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

12.11.2020 10:35
After a surge in infections, Poland's COVID-19 death rate has risen sharply in recent weeks, but with 213 fatalities per million population, the country remains less affected by the coronavirus epidemic than many other nations in Europe, new statistics have shown.
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Photo:PAP/Leszek Szymański

To compare, Belgium has 1,125 deaths per million residents since the start of the pandemic, according to new data released by the Polish health ministry this week, while Spain has 841 and Britain reports 724.

The list of countries severely hit by the coronavirus also includes Italy, with 691 deaths per million population, France with 627, and Sweden with 595, according to the Polish health ministry.

Croatia, the newest European Union member, has a slightly lower proportion of coronavirus deaths than Poland, at 203 per million residents, while Austria has 161 and Poland's western neighbor Germany reports 139, the new data found.

Meanwhile, Poland's northeastern neighbor Lithuania is the European country least affected by the pandemic among those listed by the Polish health ministry, with 78 coronavirus-related deaths per million population, one less than Greece.

Poland on Thursday reported 22,683 new coronavirus infections and 275 more deaths, bringing its total number of cases to 641,496 and fatalities to 9,080.

On Saturday, November 7, the country confirmed a record 27,875 new single-day cases, the most since the pandemic hit the country in early March.

On Friday, November 6, Poland reported its highest daily toll of 445 deaths related to the coronavirus.

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

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Source: Polish Ministry of Health, PAP