Czech Republic reports 11,553 new COVID-19 cases
On Thursday, laboratories in the Czech Republic confirmed 11,553 cases of coronavirus, about 2,500 more than a week ago. For the third time in a row, more than 10,000 new cases occur. More than 1,200 people are in serious condition with covid-19 in hospitals for the third day in a row, record numbers for the epidemic. According to the Ministry of Health.
Fourteen percent of all beds are currently available in the ICU and ARO units, and 156 are ready for covid patients, which is eight more than on Thursday morning. Other free capacities are still on the so-called reprofiled beds, otherwise intended to provide care of another type of expertise. Nearly 800 standard beds with oxygen are available for those infected.
According to members of the government, hospitals are on the verge of their capacity. According to published figures, they took care of 6,343 patients with covid-19 on Thursday. The number remains above 6,000 throughout this week. Thursday’s 1,258 infected in the severe condition is the second-highest number since the beginning of the epidemic. More of them were only on Wednesday.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, last March, coronavirus infection in the Czech Republic has been detected in almost 1.135 million people. The number of cures has exceeded one million. So far, 18,913 people have died with covid-19. Less than a hundred deaths a day were last before Christmas. Infected hygienists currently register 112,305. The number is growing in recent days.
As of the day before, almost 70,000 tests were performed in the Czech Republic on Thursday, and the positivity of PCR tests remained around 35 percent for the third day in a row. According to epidemiologists, the high proportion of confirmed diseases among those tested shows that the population’s so-called viral load is high.
The most common coronavirus remains in the Tachov region, where 1104 newly infected people per 100,000 inhabitants have been registered in the past seven days—followed by Sokolovsko with 1097 cases. The Sokolov district is now closed together with the Cheb and Trutnov districts due to the epidemic, but in those cases, the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants has fallen below one thousand in the last week. The situation is now significantly better in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. The districts’ lowest is now the recalculated number of new cases in seven days below 200 in the Vsetín region.
Since December 27, when vaccination against the new coronavirus began in the Czech Republic, 198,024 people have received both necessary doses of the vaccine. To date, medics have administered nearly 520,000 doses of the vaccine, 16,341 on Thursday. That’s about 200 more than on Wednesday. The government is facing criticism from the opposition for the slow pace of vaccination.