Poland suffered its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic after fatalities from the Easter holiday were added to the tally. Poland on Thursday reported its highest daily number of deaths related to COVID-19. The number of reported deaths was registered as 954 in a single day, on Thursday.

Poland reported 954 new deaths from the coronavirus, health authorities said on Thursday, and the highest single-day spike since the start of the pandemic. Last week, Poland had the third highest infection rate among any country in the world. The number of patients hospitalised with COVID-19 (34,864) is now at its highest ever level, as is the number requiring ventilators (3,322). With the new fatalities, the death toll in the country reached 56,659. Some 27,887 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of infections to nearly 2.5 million. “Today’s tragic result is, of course, due to the upward trend, which we must pay attention to, but also the reporting of deaths from the holiday period,” said health ministry representative Wojciech Andrusiewicz.

And the year 2020 becomes the deadliest year. Poland recorded the highest rate of excess deaths among all European Union member states in 2020. It recorded 485,441 deaths in 2020, compared to an annual average of 403,693 in the years 2016 to 2019. That is an increase in 2020 of 20.25%

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