Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland reaches 1,041,846

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The number of Poland's confirmed coronavirus infections has grown since Thursday by 13,239 new cases and reached 1,041,846, the Ministry of Health said on Friday morning.

Another 531 people have died, bringing the death toll to 19,359.

The health ministry also reported that 20,135 people with confirmed coronavirus infection have been hospitalised, 262,548 are under quarantine, 19,605 are under sanitary-epidemiological supervision. So far, 666,413 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.