Coronavirus deaths hit new record in Poland

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The number of daily deaths resulting from coronavirus infections hit a new record of 674 and brought the total death toll to 14,988, the health ministry reported on Wednesday morning.

The ministry also said the number of confirmed coronavirus infections has increased since Tuesday by 15,362, and reached 924,422.

Official figures put the number of people with confirmed coronavirus infections in hospital at 22,119 people. A further 338,769 people are under quarantine and 18,592 are under sanitary-epidemiological supervision. So far, 469,527 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 will be allowed to reopen November 28 but restaurants, fitness clubs, cinemas and theatres have to remain closed at least until December 27