Covid-19 infections are "significantly" rising in Poland, a deputy health minister has announced.
Another person infected with Legionnaires' disease has died, the number of fatalities due to the bacteria now stands at 25, the state district sanitary inspector in the southern city of Rzeszow has announced.
A crisis team chaired by the health minister is investigating the possibility that the municipal water supply network in Rzeszow is the source of a deadly outbreak of the Legionella bacterium that has hit the south-eastern city.
The number of deaths caused by an outbreak of the Legionella pneumophilia bacterium in the south-eastern city of Rzeszow has risen to four.
The number of deaths caused by an outbreak of the Legionella pneumophilia bacterium in the south-eastern city of Rzeszow has risen to three.
The number of people in the south-eastern region of Podkarpackie in hospital with infections caused by the Legionella pneumophilia bacteria has risen to 51, the head of Rzeszow Sanitary Inspectorate has told PAP.
The epidemic state of emergency in Poland will end on July 1 owing to the fall in Covid cases, according to draft government legislation.
Poland will open the possibility to take the fifth dose of a coronavirus vaccine from mid-April, the health minister has announced.
Covid infections are expected to peak at the turn of February and March, with a possible daily infection rate of around 5,000, a deputy health minister said on TV on Thursday.
The new Omicron variant, known officially as XBB.1.5 or by its subvariant nickname, Kraken, is highly contagious but does not appear to pose a greater threat than the original Omicron, the spokesperson for Poland’s health ministry has said.
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