Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland reaches 52,961

2020-08-09 16:08 update: 2020-08-12, 15:51
Photo: PAP/Jakub Kaczmarczyk
Photo: PAP/Jakub Kaczmarczyk
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Poland increased by 551 since Monday and reached 52,961, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday morning. Another 12 people have died, bringing the death toll to 1,821.

The ministry also reported that 1,985 people suspected of coronavirus infection have been hospitalised, 105,427 are under quarantine, 9,230 are under sanitary-epidemiological supervision. So far, 37,150 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)