Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland reaches 1,344,763

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The number of Poland's confirmed coronavirus infections has grown since Tuesday by 14,151 new cases and reached 1,344,763, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.

Another 533 people have died, bringing the death toll to 30,055.

The health ministry also reported that 17,057 people with confirmed coronavirus infection have been hospitalised, 162,514 are under quarantine, 5,971 are under sanitary-epidemiological supervision. So far, 1,087,744 people have recovered.

Over 140,200 Poles have already been vaccinated against Covid-19, the health ministry said on Wednesday morning.

The government started a national vaccination programme on December 27, with health-service workers amongst the first to be protected against the virus.

Since the virus first hit the country in March, Poland has introduced a number of measures to counter its spread.

In December, the government announced that Poland would enter a 'national quarantine' from December 28 to January 17. Hotels and ski slopes have been closed and there were some restrictions on New Year's Eve.

All shopping centres have also been closed, as have been gyms, fitness clubs and aquaparks. The closedown does not include grocery stores, book and press shops, or pharmacies. Remaining open are large free-standing furniture stores. Restaurants are only allowed takeaway or home delivery sales.