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March 19, 2021 Politics

Czech Republic reports 10,576 new COVID-19 cases

Czech Republic reports 10,576 new COVID-19 cases - Czech Points

On Thursday, there were 10,576 new cases of covid-19 in the Czech Republic, 660 less than a week ago. At the same time, it is the lowest daily increase in the number of people infected on a working day since February 15, when tests revealed 8905 patients with coronavirus. According to the Ministry of Health. The number of deaths with covid rose to 24,331

The reproduction number showing the spread of the epidemic to date has risen slightly from 0.92 to 0.93. If the number rises above one, the epidemic accelerates.

The spread of the disease in the country has stagnated in recent days, but hospitals are still overcrowded. On Thursday, 8773 patients with covid were hospitalized, almost 400 less than the previous day. The number of patients with a severe course decreased only minimally. Their number decreased by fifty to 1992. So far, the most people with coronavirus were in hospitals this Monday, when the ministry registered 9457 hospitalized, 2057 of whom required intensive care.

Due to hospitals’ heavy workload on Thursday, the government maintained measures against the spread of covid-19, which it introduced in early March. Ministers initially said they would be effective for three weeks. The Cabinet has only partially eased restrictions on sports and leisure activities. Newly, people will be able to play sports and go for a walk in their entire home district, so far they could only in the territory of their municipality, and athletes will be able to be in the built-up areas of cities without a veil, keeping the distance.

Vaccination against a new type of coronavirus, which began at the end of last year, continues in the Czech Republic. On Thursday, medics gave 42,647 doses of covid vaccine, which is about 9,300 less than last Thursday, when they gave the highest number of doses to date. Since the beginning of vaccination in the Czech Republic, where 10.7 million people live, over 1.26 million doses of vaccines have been administered. So far, over 340,000 people have both the necessary benefits.