Poland reports record high virus cases for second day

A health worker wearing protective gear takes a swab sample from a driver at a mobile testing station for miners of the Bielszowice coal mine, following outbreak in Ruda Slaska, Poland July 27, 2020. (Grzegorz Celejewski/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS)

reported its highest number of new daily cases since the global pandemic started for the second day in a row on Friday, with 657 new cases, according to the Health Ministry.

The ministry reported seven new deaths, with a total of 45,688 reported coronavirus cases and 1,716 deaths.

Of the new cases, 227 were in the Silesia region, which has been grappling with an outbreak amongst miners.

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