Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland reaches 22,964

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The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Poland increased by 141 since Thursday evening and reached 22,964 the Ministry of Health said on Friday morning. Another five people have died, bringing the death toll to 1,043.

Out of the total number of new infection cases, 230 were identified in the Silesia mining region in southern Poland.

Earlier in the day, the ministry reported that, in all, 2,035 people suspected of coronavirus infection have been hospitalised, 79,995 are under quarantine, 18,224 are under sanitary-epidemiological supervision. So far, 10,692 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.