Covid-19 update: coronavirus cases in Poland reach 1,481 including 17 fatalities

The Polish Health Ministry announced another 45 new coronavirus cases on Saturday afternoon, bringing the total number of infections to 1,481.

The number of deaths due to the coronavirus increased to 17. The most recent fatality is a 70-year-old man who was hospitalised in Lublin, eastern Poland, and suffered from concurrent diseases.

In the last 24 hours, over 4,500 samples have been tested, while a total number of samples tested in Poland, so far, amounts to 38,674.

Globally, over 607,100 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections were recorded as of Saturday morning, including more than 27,600 deaths.

Currently, the US remains the country with the highest number of cases (over 104,200).

Despite the strict “stay at home” regulations, Italy continues to struggle with its increase in new cases and mortality totaling 9,134, which translates into 151 deaths per one million inhabitants.

The new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus causes the COVID-19 disease. Its symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches and fatigue. It is suspected that coronavirus infection, which can lead to life-threatening pneumonia, first occurred in China at the end of 2019 at a market in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province.