624 new coronavirus infections were confirmed on Sunday. Almost 106,000 people are currently in quarantine. This is over a thousand less than on Saturday. Since the beginning of the pandemic in Poland, SARS-CoV-2 has infected more than 51,000 Poles. See the latest data from the Ministry of Health, charts showing the development of the epidemic and active disease.
624 – less than 219 less than yesterday – is a new daily balance of COVID-19 cases in our country. Yesterday there were 843 coronavirus infections, which was the highest daily number of infections reported since the beginning of the epidemic in Poland. There were 809 of them on Friday, 726 on Thursday, 640 on Wednesday, 680 on Tuesday, and 575 on Monday.
Today, as in previous days, the greatest number of new cases is in Silesia – 149 cases, in Małopolska – 108 and in Mazovia – 81. Data on other provinces are presented in the table below.
The ministry also reports that seven more people are dead. This means that 1,807 people struggling with COVID-19 have died since the beginning of the pandemic. (What do we know about the dead?).
On Thursday, Łukasz Szumowski announced the introduction of additional restrictions, which entered into force on Saturday, August 8. The new regulations apply to 19 poviats.
Here is information about infections in individual provinces (based on the gov.pl website):
According to the announcements released on Friday by the Ministry of Health:
– a total of 51,791 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were confirmed,
– 1,807 people died (What do we know about the dead?)– 1930 “COVID-19 beds” in hospitals are occupied, – 73 respirators are in use, – 105 795 people are in quarantine, – 9 227 people are under epidemiological surveillance, – 36 691 people have recovered.
The fourth stage of easing restrictions
On May 30, the fourth stage of easing restrictions began. From that day onwards, it is obligatory to keep a distance in open spaces, but without covering the mouth and nose. From July 25, the required social distance was shortened from two meters to one and a half meters. There are no limits on people in shops, offices, restaurants, depending on the area of the premises, but you must cover your mouth and nose. Masks must also be put on in public transport.
From May 31, churches no longer had limits on the faithful. Outdoor gatherings of up to 150 participants were also allowed. On July 17, this limit was increased and more people can take part in such events, provided they keep social distance.
From June 6, cinemas, theaters, massage salons, solariums, gyms and fitness clubs may be open. Discos and clubs remain closed.
The third stage of easing the restrictions
On May 18, the third stage of easing the restrictions was implemented introduced due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
What changed? – hairdressing and beauty parlors were opened under sanitary conditions (See >> What does a visit to a hairdresser during a pandemic look like? What do you need to know?) – it was possible partial commissioning of eateries,
– the limit of people in public transport has been increased: it is allowed to fill 30 percent of all standing and seated places for a given vehicle, – children can leave the house without an accompanying adult guardian, – it is possible to use gyms, – open-air cinemas have resumed (in (including cars), – the limit of the faithful staying in places of worship has been increased: during the holy mass there must have been at least 10 square meters per participant (This change went into effect on May 17, and at the end of this month the rigors were relaxed even further).
The beginning of easing the restrictions
From May 4 we entered the second stage of easing the restrictions introduced in connection with the epidemic. Shopping malls, hotels, accommodation places and museums were opened – still in strict sanitary regime. Orliki and other pitches are also open – however, no more than six people can stay there.
From May 6 some nurseries and kindergartens were opened.
The state of the epidemic was announced on March 20
The state of the epidemic was introduced on March 20. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki informed that the penalties for breaking the quarantine had been increased from PLN 5,000 to PLN 30,000.
A ban on gatherings was introduced. Restrictions also applied to religious rituals, workplaces and public transport.
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