Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland rises to 1,120

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland has increased by 35 people to 1,120, since the morning report the Ministry of Health announced on Thursday afternoon.

The to-date death toll was reported at 14.

The first case of coronavirus infection in Poland was confirmed on March 4, with the patient already discharged from hospital in the western city of Zielona Gora.

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 World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a pandemic and urged aggressive action from all countries to fight it.

On Friday, Poland introduced a state of epidemic. On Tuesday, the government introduced far reaching restrictions on the movement of people.