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Poland reports highest number of COVID-related deaths in fourth wave

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Poland reports highest number of COVID-related deaths in fourth wave
Poland reports highest number of COVID-related deaths in fourth wave   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">WARSAW</span> – Poland reported 794 <span class="caps">COVID</span>-related deaths on Wednesday, the highest number in the fourth wave of the pandemic, a deputy health minister said, adding the figure could be a result of delayed reporting due to the Christmas holidays.</p> <p>More than 75% of those who died were unvaccinated, Waldemar Kraska said.</p> <p>“I think we are currently experiencing a peak in the number of people who are dying,” he told private television channel Polsat News. </p> <p>Poland has been experiencing a persistently high rate of daily infections, though the Omicron variant has yet to gain a foothold there.</p> <p>On Wednesday, Poland reported 15,571 new <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 infections, 13% less than a week ago, Kraska said. As of Tuesday, the country only had 25 confirmed Omicron cases. </p> <p/> </div>