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Poland's daily COVID-19 cases top 10,000 for first time

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2020-10-22 08:57:27Xinhua Editor : Zhang Mingxin ECNS App Download
Special: Battle Against Novel Coronavirus

Poland's daily number of confirmed coronavirus cases broke 10,000 for the first time on Wednesday.

The Polish Ministry of Health reported a record high of 10,040 new cases on Wednesday, with 130 deaths. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 202,579, while 3,851 people have died since the start of the pandemic.

Most new infections were registered in the southern province of Lesser Poland, where the country's second largest city Krakow is located.

In order to ease the burden on health system, the Polish government is building a temporary hospital containing 500 beds, with a possible expansion to 1,000, in the National Stadium.

Similar to other countries, Poland is making efforts to control the pandemic. One candidate medicine, developed from blood plasma of recovered patients, is now undergoing testing in the eastern Polish town of Lublin. Many countries, including Germany, China, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States are racing to find a vaccine against COVID-19.

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