Laboratory tests have confirmed coronavirus infection in a further 658 people, the Ministry of Health announced on Saturday. This is the highest number of confirmed cases in 24 hours since the beginning of the epidemic. As a reminder, the previous record took place the day before. The Sunday numbers are lower - there were 548 cases.
The ministry said that five more people aged 59 to 91 had died; deaths took place, among others in Radom and Krakow. Most of the deceased had comorbidities. The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Poland (as on Sunday, August 2 is 46,894 cases and 1,731 deaths.
The pandemic is currently accelerating around the world. The EU has just shortened its list of epidemically safe countries. These are countries whose citizens can enter the European Union from the beginning of July, and EU citizens returning from there do not have to undergo compulsory quarantine. The list no longer includes 15 but 12 countries. This includes Georgia, Canada, Morocco, Tunisia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay, Rwanda and (conditional) China.