Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland at 1,163

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland has increased by further 43 to reach 1,163, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday evening. The death toll remained unchanged since the last count at 14.

The first case of coronavirus infection in Poland was reported on March 4, with the patient already discharged from hospital in the western city of Zielona Gora.

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.

Last Friday, Poland introduced a state of epidemic.