Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland reaches 19,983

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The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Poland increased by 245 since Wednesday evening and reached 19,983, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday evening. Another three people have died, bringing the death toll to 965.

Earlier in the day, the ministry reported that, in all, 2,330 people suspected of coronavirus infection have been hospitalised, 77,461 are under quarantine, 19,729 are under sanitary-epidemiological supervision. So far, 8,452 people have recovered.

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 and May 18.