Poland has 11th highest COVID-19 infection rate in Western Europe

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Poland is 11th among Western European countries in terms of the number of coronavirus infections per 100,000 inhabitants over the past 14 days, shows a report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released on Monday.

According to an ECDC summary for 31 countries - including EU countries, Great Britain, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland - Poland reported 336 SARS-CoV-2-infections per 100,000 residents in the last two weeks.

In comparison, the greatest number of infections was recorded in the Czech Republic with 1,323, followed by Belgium (1,280), Luxembourg (789), Slovenia (686), the Netherlands (673) and France (602).

The report also showed that Poland had the fifth highest death rate per 100,000 inhabitants (3.78). Placing ahead of Poland were the Czech Republic (10.95), Belgium (5.3), Hungary (5.16) and Romania (5.05).

The ECDC said the indicators were calculated from data collected from various sources and the results were dependent on local testing strategies, the efficiency of laboratories and the effectiveness of supervisory and control systems.