Poland reported 579 more coronavirus deaths and 16,310 new cases on Friday.

The country’s overall caseload now stands at 957,666, including 16,147 fatalities and 516,636 recoveries, according to health authorities.

Some 21,691 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized in the country, with 2,106 of them on ventilators.

Despite stricter safety measures enforced last month, infections and fatalities have surged in Poland over recent days.

Across the country, working hours of public places such as shopping malls, hotels, cinemas, and museums have been limited, while restaurants and cafes are only allowed to provide delivery services.

Educational institutes have also reverted to online classes.

Children under the age of 16 are only allowed outside between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and must be accompanied by an adult.

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