Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland reaches 76,571

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The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Poland increased by 837 since Wednesday and reached 76,571, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday morning. Another 16 persons have died, bringing the death toll to 2,253.

The ministry also reported that 1,917 people suspected of coronavirus infection have been hospitalised, 103,425 are under quarantine, 9,331 are under sanitary-epidemiological supervision. So far, 62,725 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 gradually throughout May and June. Since August, Poland has been introducing tougher sanitary restrictions for counties with growing infection figures.