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September 22, 2020 Politics

Czech Republic daily COVID-19 cases jump to 1,476

Czech Republic daily COVID-19 cases jump to 1,476 - Czech Points

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in one day in the Czech Republic rose again to over a thousand. On Monday, 1,476 more infected, about 500 more than on Sunday. Since 1 March, when the first cases of coronavirus infection appeared in the Czech Republic, 50,764 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded. About half have already recovered, 522 have died, and 24,817 people are currently infected, most of whom have a mild disease course. 494 patients are hospitalized, of which 101 are in serious condition, which is the most since the beginning of the epidemic. This follows from data on the website of the Ministry of Health.

The number of infected and hospitalized has increased significantly in the country in the last two weeks. On Tuesday, 8 September, the daily increase in coronavirus confirmed cases exceeded one thousand for the first time, two thousand last Wednesday, and three thousand on Thursday. At that time, the laboratories recorded 3128 positive tests, the most so far in one day. Since the beginning of September alone, more than 26,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased in the Czech Republic.

According to the ministry, the number of new cases is related to the large volume of tests. However, it already affects most districts, and there is no limited number of clearly described outbreaks, the office said. The infection is most widespread in Prague. In the capital, hygienists have confirmed over 218 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days, followed by Prague-East with about 195 cases and Uherské Hradiště with about 181 cases. There are 176 cases in the Prague-West district, 172 cases in the Kroměříž region, and 167 cases in the Liberec region.

According to the risk of coronavirus infection, there are 28 districts in the orange alert level on the updated map of regions in the Czech Republic. Prague remained in the third red stage, which indicates increasing or persistent community transmission. The remaining districts are green. Thus, no district in the Czech Republic is white, which means zero or negligible infection risk.

Adam Vojtěch announced his resignation as Minister of Health on Monday. He stated that by leaving, he wanted to create space for a new solution to the coronavirus epidemic when the situation in the Czech Republic had significantly deteriorated. The new minister is Roman Prymula, and Prime Minister Andrej Babiš will take him into the office this morning. The government reactivated the Central Crisis Staff on Monday due to the latest developments in the epidemic.