Poland reports 27,887 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, death toll at 954

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Poland recorded 27,887 new confirmed coronavirus cases and record-high 954 deaths over the past 24h to Thursday morning, against 14,910 cases reported on Wednesday, data released by the Health Ministry shows.

A spokesman for the Health Ministry stated that the number of fatalities does not reflect the last 24 hours since the figures cover the period from Friday until Monday.

"... it is the number of deaths from over the holiday period, namely from Good Friday until the Easter Monday," he said.

The healthcare system is now handling 34,864 Covid-19 hospitalisations, up from 33,691 recorded the day prior, including 3,362 patients on ventilators, against the total of 4,293 ventilators available, the Health Ministry said on Twitter.

The health ministry also reported that 433,346 people are under quarantine. So far, 2,076,504 people have recovered.

In all, 6,999,652 Poles have already received jabs against Covid-19, with 2,090,058 of those having had both doses of the vaccine, according to data posted on the official government website, gov.pl