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Polish daily COVID-19 cases rise almost 85% in one week, says deputy minister

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People queue up outside a mass vaccination centre to receive a Johnson & Johnson jab against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) without prior registration during the campaign "Let's get vaccinated during the May long weekend" in Krakow, Poland May 2, 2021. Jakub Porzycki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

WARSAW, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Poland will report 3,931 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, a deputy health minister said, an increase of almost 85% compared to the previous week.

"I don't have good news... 3,931 new people have been infected, if we compare that to last Tuesday it is an increase of almost 85%," Waldemar Kraska told public broadcaster Polskie Radio 1, adding that 64 people had died.

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