Poland reports 18,883 new coronavirus cases, 41 more deaths

Poland on Sunday reported 18,883 new coronavirus infections and 41 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the country’s total number of cases during the pandemic to 3,345,388 and fatalities to 80,822.

Coronavirus in Poland: A temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients in the western city of Poznań.

Coronavirus in Poland: A temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients in the western city of Poznań.Photo: PAP/Jakub Kaczmarczyk

Of the new cases confirmed on Sunday, the most—3,680—were in the central Mazowieckie province, which includes the national capital Warsaw.

The latest deaths in Poland’s coronavirus outbreak are 30 people with pre-existing medical conditions and 11 others who died directly because of COVID-19, the health ministry said.

On Saturday, Poland confirmed 382 deaths and 23,414 new coronavirus infections nationwide, compared with 463 deaths and 23,242 fresh cases a day earlier.

On April 8, the 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.

16,733 in hospitals, 562,077 quarantined

The Polish health ministry announced on Sunday morning that 16,733 COVID-19 patients were in hospitals nationwide, 1,487 of them on ventilators, with a further 515,155 people quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure.

Meanwhile, 2,887,847 people have now recovered from COVID-19 throughout the country, the health ministry also said.

Officials have warned that the number of COVID-19 infections in the country could rise in the weeks ahead as the Delta variant of the coronavirus begins to spread more quickly.

Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said at the end of last month that the number of daily COVID-19 infections was growing sharply and that “drastic steps” could be necessary to counteract what he called an “explosion of the pandemic” in the country.

Niedzielski said in a media interview earlier this month that the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was expected to reach its height in Poland in late November or early December, with up to 40,000 daily cases.

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Source: IAR, PAP

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