Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland reaches 48,789

2020-08-03 11:21 update: 2020-08-07, 10:52
Fot. PAP/Leszek Szymański
Fot. PAP/Leszek Szymański
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Poland increased by 640 since Tuesday, and reached 48,789, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday morning. Another eighteen people have died, bringing the death toll to 1,756.

The ministry also reported that 1,898 people suspected of coronavirus infection have been hospitalised, 100,151 are under quarantine, 9,044 are under sanitary-epidemiological supervision. So far, 35,321 people have recovered.

The new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus causes the COVID-19 disease. Its symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches and fatigue. It is suspected that coronavirus infection, which can lead to life-threatening pneumonia, first occurred in China at the end of 2019 at a market in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province. 

The first case of coronavirus infection in Poland was reported on March 4. 

On March 20, Poland introduced a state of epidemic. On March 31, the government announced further restrictions on the movement of people. Some of the restrictions were lifted on April 20 with further easing introduced gradually throughout May and June. (PAP)