Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland reaches 1,126,700

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The number of Poland's confirmed coronavirus infections has grown since Friday by 11,497 new cases and reached 1,126,700, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday morning.

Another 502 people have died, bringing the death toll to 22,676.

The health ministry also reported that 18,778 people with confirmed coronavirus infection have been hospitalised, 208,280 are under quarantine, 12,807 are under sanitary-epidemiological supervision. So far, 840,541 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.