WARSAW, January 13. /TASS/. The number of coronavirus cases in Poland amounted to over 1.4 mln people for the entire run of the pandemic in the country, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
At the end of the past day, the department reported 9,053 new cases and 481 deaths. In total, starting from March 4, when the first coronavirus case was detected in the country, 1,404,905 people were infected, 32,074 died, 1,147,123 recovered. Over the entire period of the epidemic, more than 7.7 mln coronavirus tests were done in Poland.
The maximum number of cases was recorded in the country on November 7, 2020, when 27,875 new cases were reported over the day. After that, the incidence curve went down. Over the past month and a half, the daily increase has never exceeded 15,000 new cases in 24 hours.
There are now about 16,500 patients with coronavirus in Polish hospitals, 1,606 of them are connected to mechanical ventilation devices. More than 150,000 people are in quarantine. At the moment, the country has a total of 33,900 beds for COVID-19 patients and 3,000 ventilators.
Poland maintains the pandemic regime announced by the authorities in March. From December 28 to January 17, a nationwide quarantine is in effect in the country. Cultural institutions, sports complexes, hotels, ski slopes and shops are closed, with the exception of food, household stores and pharmacies. People are encouraged to stay at home and work remotely. A mask regime has been introduced throughout the country, restaurants, cafes and bars are only open to take away. Gathering in groups of more than five people is prohibited.
The vaccination process began in Poland on December 27. More than 157,000 people have already been vaccinated, 670,000 doses of vaccine have been delivered to the country.
In late December 2019, Chinese officials informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the WHO - have been reported in every corner of the globe, including Russia. On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.