The health ministry on Tuesday informed about 680 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus infections, as well as of the death of six infected persons. This is the highest daily number of infections recorded in Poland so far, and fourth record-breaking number within the last seven days. Since the start of the pandemic, Poland has reported a total of 48,149 infection cases, of which 1738 were fatal.
Poland reported on Tuesday a record daily increase in coronavirus cases for the fourth time in a week, with more than a third of them found in the southern Silesia region, which has been grappling with another outbreak among coal miners.
The latest tally of 680 new infections and six deaths comes as Poland considers introducing stricter restrictions, including mandatory testing for travellers returning to Poland and quarantine for those coming from certain countries.
More than 220 cases were reported in Silesia, where a rapid spread of infections led to a temporary reduction of coal output and work in 12 mines in June. The situation then stabilised, but has now deteriorated again.