Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland reaches 15,996

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The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Poland increased by 345 since Saturday and reached 15,996, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday afternoon. Fifteen more people have died, bringing the death toll to 800.

The number of recoveries reached 5,698, the Health Ministry said in its earlier report on Sunday morning.

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.

The first case of coronavirus infection in Poland was reported on March 4.

On March 20, Poland introduced a state of epidemic. On March 31, the government announced further restrictions on the movement of people. Some of the restrictions were lifted on April 20 with further easing introduced on May 4.