Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland exceeds 1,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland has increased by 74 to reach 1,031, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday evening. The death toll has reached 14.

The latest fatality was an 80-year-old man who died from the disease in a hospital in Skarzysko Kamienna, southern Poland. The victim had additional underlying health problems.

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.