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September 29, 2020 Politics

Czech Republic reports 1,287 new COVID-19 cases

Czech Republic reports 1,287 new COVID-19 cases - Czech Points

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased by 1,287 on Monday, when it was a public holiday, similar to Sunday. According to the Ministry of Health, the third day in a row was the daily increase in cases below 2000. So far, laboratories have detected 910 infected. Since March 1, when the first cases of coronavirus appeared in the Czech Republic, 66,788 infections have been recorded. Currently, there are 33,460 patients.

For most people, the infection is milder, but the number of deaths is growing. Today, another 17 victims were added to the statistics. So far, 635 people have died with COVID-19. The number of deaths from coronavirus in September exceeded the number of deaths in April. There were 206 in April and 210 so far in September. There are eight deaths so far today. Nine people died on Monday. On Saturday and Sunday, however, the ministry registers 16 victims each. Last Wednesday, there were even 20 of them.

According to the Ministry, the number of people who ended up with coronavirus in the hospital has increased roughly fivefold to 825 since the beginning of September. The number of hospitalized in severe condition has risen more than fivefold, to 187.

According to the Medical Chamber, there are currently almost 1,700 infected paramedics, 400 are doctors, and 700 are nurses. According to medical unions, unnecessary care needs to be reduced. Hospitals, sanitation stations, and social services should reach out to former employees, and students from medical schools and medical schools should also help.

The number of Covid-19 cases initially increased the most in Prague and its surroundings. According to current data, however, the largest growth in the last seven days was in the Pelhřimov region, more than 247 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Uherské Hradiště follows it with 236 cases. There were 220 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the Prague-West district in the past week, 213 in Prague, and over 208 in the Prague-East district.

Health Minister Roman Prymula said today that the coronavirus emergency could come into force on Monday, along with new measures for two weeks. The government will decide on the declaration of a state of emergency on Wednesday. It will probably close secondary schools in regions with a higher risk of infection; other restrictions, according to Prymul, will mainly concern leisure activities. Unlike spring, however, there are no plans to close state borders.