Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland reaches 80,699

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland reaches 80,699 Łukasz Gągulski/PAP

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland has increased since Monday by 711 new infections and reached 80,699, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday morning. Another 18 persons have died, bringing the death toll to 2,316.

The ministry also reported that 1,993 people suspected of coronavirus infection have been hospitalised, 115,789 are under quarantine, 11,849 are under sanitary-epidemiological supervision. So far, 64,972 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.