Poland reports record rise in daily coronavirus cases

17 Oct 2020 / 16:40 H.

    WARSAW, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Poland reported a record 9,622 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, according to health ministry data published on Twitter, as the country reimposed some restrictions to fight the pandemic.

    Poland has now recorded 167,230 confirmed coronavirus cases and 3,524 deaths.

    The ministry also said that as of Saturday, COVID-19 patients occupied 7,612 hospital beds and were using 604 ventilators, compared with 6,980 and 540 respectively a day earlier. (Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko and Pawel Florkiewicz; Editing by David Clarke)

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