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In Poland — a sharp jump in coronavirus infections

Over the past 24 hours, more than 12,000 new  infections have been registered in Poland, almost twice as many as the day before, and the highest figure in almost two months.

This is reported by RMF24.

The Health Ministry reported 12,146 new infections, the highest number since January 7. The day before, the number of new cases was 6,310; exactly a week ago on Wednesday, it was about 8,700.

Journalists note that Wednesday’s data is a fairly reliable marker of the development of the situation because these statistics no longer show the impact of the weekend. It is on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that the highest figures fall, if you compare the statistics for any week.

Most new cases occur in the Masovian (1961) and Silesian (1529) voivodeships.

Of the 372 people who died, 67 are considered the main cause of death to be coronavirus, while the rest are considered to be complications of chronic diseases combined with coronavirus.

There are 13,477 patients in hospitals — 127 more than the day before; 1,321 of them are in intensive care.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that in the evening the Ministry of Health will announce new rules and restrictions to combat the epidemic.



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