Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland reaches 973,593

2020-11-26 12:36 update: 2020-11-30, 14:32
Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański
Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański
The number of Poland's confirmed coronavirus infections has grown since Friday by 15,178 new cases and reached 973,593, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday morning. Another 599 people have died, bringing the death toll to 16,746.

The health ministry also reported that 21,476 people with confirmed coronavirus infection have been hospitalised, 336,352 are under quarantine, 12,764 are under sanitary-epidemiological supervision. So far, 538,273 people have recovered.

Since the virus first hit the country in March, Poland has introduced a number of measures to counter its spread.

On November 7, the government introduced new restrictions on retail, entertainment, schooling and hotels. Shopping centres were allowed to reopen on November 28 but restaurants, fitness clubs, cinemas and theatres have to remain closed at least until December 27. (PAP)