For the third day in a row, Poland reported the highest number of new daily coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, with 658 new infections reported on Saturday, according to the country’s health ministry.
The ministry also reported five new deaths, brining the country’s total to 1,721.
Some context: Poland reported 657 new infections on Friday and 615 on Thursday – both were new records at the time.
On Thursday, the Polish government told CNN it was considering different scenarios to bring the infection levels under control.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said at a news conference on the same day that he would like to avoid another lockdown due to the damage it can inflict on the economy.