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Over 36,000 people died in Poland after coronavirus complications

In the coming days, the authorities are expected to report on a minor relaxation of previously imposed restrictions

WARSAW, January 27. /TASS/. The number of deaths of patients with coronavirus in Poland since the beginning of the pandemic has exceeded 36,000 people, the country’s Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday.

At the end of the last day, the department reported 389 deaths - 97 deaths are directly related to COVID-19, another 292 - with concomitant diseases. At the end of the past day, the department reported 6,789 new coronavirus cases. In total, starting from March 4, when the first coronavirus case was detected in the country, 1,489,512 people were infected with it, 36,054 died, 1,246,267 recovered. During the entire run of the pandemic, 8.4 mln tests for coronavirus were done.

There are about 14,100 patients with coronavirus in Polish hospitals at the moment, 1,414 of them are connected to mechanical ventilation devices. More than 184,000 people are in quarantine. At the moment, the country has a total of 29,500 beds for COVID-19 patients and 2,800 ventilators.

Poland maintains the pandemic regime announced by the authorities in March. Until January 31, 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.

In the coming days, the authorities are expected to report on a minor relaxation of previously imposed restrictions. Unofficially, local media reported the possibility of opening stores from February 1.

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.