Over 850 samples examined for coronavirus in Poland, no new infections

The Health Ministry told PAP on Friday that a total of 855 samples had so far been tested for coronavirus in all Poland's laboratories. Only one proved positive on Tuesday night.

This means that 854 samples tested for coronavirus proved negative.

Poland reported its first confirmed case of coronavirus on Wednesday morning. The patient infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) comes from the Lubuskie province, western Poland. He has been hospitalised in Zielona Gora and is in a good state.

According to the Health Ministry, 92 people have been hospitalised and undergoing tests for suspected coronavirus in Poland, 490 are in domestic quarantine while over 5,647 have been placed under epidemiological supervision.

The new virus, first detected in China, has infected more than 95,000 people globally and caused nearly 3,300 deaths. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.