Over 1,500 infections on Wednesday. Record number of active cases
Poland reported 1,552 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, close to last week's record high, as it is imposing restrictions on bars and restaurants in its most affected regions. The country also recorded the highest number of active infections since the start of the pandemic.
For the past week Poland has seen more than 1,000 new cases per day. The authorities announced a record 1,587 new infections on Friday.
Wednesday's 1,552 cases is the third-highest daily number of infections. The biggest rise in cases was in southeast Poland, the health ministry said.
The authorities also said that there were 19,306 active cases of coronavirus infection as of Wednesday, which is a record number since the start of the pandemic in March.
Poland announced new restrictions on Tuesday, saying restaurants and bars would have to close at 10 p.m. at the latest in areas worst affected by virus.
Since the start of the pandemic, Poland has reported 91,514 infections and 2,513 deaths in total. The health ministry said that as of Wednesday there were 152 ventilators and 2,481 hospital beds to COVID-19 patients.
Poland was at first successful in containing the outbreak, but most restrictions on movement were lifted in May and cases began rising in the summer as people travelled for vacations and attended weddings.
Schools and kindergartens reopened on September 1.
Źródło: TVN24 News in English, Reuters