Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland rises to 2,132

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland increased since Monday evening by 77 to reach 2,132, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday morning.

The death toll remained unchanged at 31.

The first case of coronavirus infection in Poland was reported 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 March 20, Poland introduced a state of epidemic. On March 24, the government introduced far reaching restrictions on the movement of people.