Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland reaches 21,440

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The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Poland increased by 148 since Sunday and reached 21,440 the Ministry of Health said on Monday morning. Since no new virus-related deaths were reported over the last 24 hours, the death toll remained at 996.

Earlier in the day, the ministry reported that, in all, 2,268 people suspected of coronavirus infection have been hospitalised, 78,259 are under quarantine, 19,587 are under sanitary-epidemiological supervision. So far, 9,276 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.