These new deaths announced by the Minister of Health lead to a total balance of 10,045 deaths in the country with 38 million inhabitants.
The minister also announced 25,571 new cases in the last 24 hours, less than the daily record announced last weekend. In total, almost 700,000 cases have been reported in the country.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki predicted that November would be “an extremely difficult period” with the introduction of new restrictions to fight the epidemic at the beginning of the month, including the closure of non-essential stores.
He then predicted that the government should impose national isolation if the number of new contaminations exceeds 70-75 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
On Thursday, he announced that he had good news, assuring that “this week, for the first time in two months, the number of new infections has started to fall” to 65 per 100,000 inhabitants.
“It is the first indicator of stabilization (…). It is useless to impose national isolation,” he said.
Journalists pointed out that this decrease coincides with the decrease in the number of tests. Health Minister Adam Niedzielski replied: “The decrease in the number of (tests) is in itself a reflection of the fact that the pandemic is stabilizing.”
Since last month, protective masks have been mandatory in public spaces, restaurants cannot sell packaged food and distance learning is taking place in Poland, where the second wave of the pandemic is overwhelming the medical system.