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Poland reports over 8,000 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: People are tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a drive-thru testing centre in Warsaw, Poland, October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland reported a record of coronavirus infections for the second consecutive day, with 8,099 new cases, according to health ministry data published on Twitter, with further curbs expected to be announced later on Thursday.

The country of 38 million has now recorded 149,903 confirmed coronavirus cases and 3,308 deaths.

The ministry said that as of Thursday COVID-19 patients occupied 6,538 hospital beds and were using 508 ventilators, compared with 6,084 and 467 ventilators respectively a day earlier.

Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko and Pawel Florkiewicz; Editing by Alison Williams