Coronavirus Poland map: The top regions in Poland struck down by killer virus

As many as 8,710 people have died from coronavirus while 204,487 have been infected worldwide, since the outbreak started in Wuhan, China in early December. The World Health Organization classed the virus crisis as a pandemic on March 11.

The latest figures from the Polish government reports the total number of confirmed cases as 287.

Five people have died in Poland as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

All of them had serious health problems before the infection.

Poland is made up of 16 voivodeships – an area or province administered by a governor.


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The hardest-hit region is Mazowieckie, home to the country’s capital and largest city Warsaw, where 66 people have tested positive for COVID-19.

In Lodzkie there are 42 cases. The region’s capital Lodz is Poland’s third-biggest city.

There are 40 confirmed cases in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in southwestern Poland.

Silesia Province has reported 30 cases and there are 22 in Lubelskie.

Other provinces to be in double figures for coronavirus cases include Podkarpackie (14), Wielkopolskie (13) and Warmian-Masurian (11).

Two deaths have been reported in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship.

Lubelskie, Podkarpackie and Wielkopolskie have seen a person each die from coronavirus.

Poland will receive more than 10,000 test kits and tens of thousands of other protective items from China.

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The first case of COVID-19 infection in Poland was announced on March 4 when a man hospitalised in Zielona Góra tested positive.

The first death from coronavirus was that of a 56-year old woman on March 14.

On March 18 the Government proposed a £44.4bn programme to help with the economic damage caused by the virus.

The package will boost infrastructure and healthcare spending, and help struggling companies pay salaries to avoid layoffs and allow them to defer social security payments.

Poland, one of Europe’s most staunchly Catholic countries, has shut cinemas, schools, theaters, and has limited gatherings to 50 people or less.

This has curtailed many Masses and is designed to slow down the spread of the virus.

Under normal circumstances, a third of the Polish population attends Mass regularly.

The country has also closed its borders, which has led to some travellers being stranded.

At the Jedrzychowice crossing between Poland and Germany, some travellers have been stranded for 17 hours or longer in recent days without water or access to portable toilets.

Trucks and passenger cars have snaked for dozens of kilometres on both sides of the frontier.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki came under fire from his EU peers on Tuesday for not letting citizens of the three Baltic states cross on their way home from western Europe in a breach of EU law.

Warsaw said on Tuesday it would reopen some crossings with the Czech Republic and Lithuania and let through more vehicles in and out of Germany.

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