Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland reaches 1,028,610

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The number of Poland's confirmed coronavirus infections has grown since Wednesday by 14,838 new cases and reached 1,028,610 cases, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday morning.

Another 620 people have died, bringing the death toll to 18,828.

The health ministry also reported that 20,477 people with confirmed coronavirus infection have been hospitalised, 289,972 are under quarantine, 13,646 are under sanitary-epidemiological supervision. So far, 646,560 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.