Killer virus infections hit highest daily number with 16,300 more confirmed cases

The total number of confirmed infections now stands at 280,229 with the death toll reaching 4,615. Leszek Szymański/PAP

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland has increased since Monday by 16,300 new infections, with deaths rising to 132.

This brings the total number of infections to 280,229 and the death toll to 4,615.

The Health Ministry said that 13,291 people with confirmed coronavirus infections have been hospitalised.Leszek Szymański/PAP

Earlier on Tuesday, the Health Ministry reported that 13,291 people with confirmed coronavirus infections have been hospitalised, 442,109 are under quarantine and 54,440 are under sanitary-epidemiological supervision.

So far, 119,237 people have recovered.

Coronavirus symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches and fatigue.Leszek Szymański/PAP

Coronavirus symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches and fatigue.

The first case of coronavirus 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.

Since October 24, the entire country has been a 'red-zone'.Grzegorz Momot/PAP

Some of the restrictions were lifted on April 20 with further easing introduced gradually throughout May and June.

Since August, Poland has been introducing tougher sanitary restrictions for regions with growing infection figures.

From October 24, the entire country was designated as a 'red-zone' subject to renewed restrictions, including online learning for most students and cafes and restaurants being shut down.