Czech Republic reports 1,305 new COVID-19 cases
There were 1,305 new daily COVID-19 cases reported in the Czech Republic Sunday. The largest Sunday tally since the beginning of the epidemic. While only 985 were newly infected the previous Sunday. According to the Ministry of Health. There have been 64,597 cases reported since 1 March, when the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in the Czech Republic. There are currently 32,723 patients, about 1,500 more than the total number of people who have recovered from Covid-19.
Sunday is usually one of the days of the week when the number of new cases is low due to the lower number of tests performed. But the increase for this Sunday is one of the highest weekend additions ever. There was also a significant increase on Saturday, 26 September, when 1983 cases of the disease were confirmed, which was the second most significant increase on the weekend since 1 March.
The disease is milder in most people. Recently, however, the number of hospitalized and deceased in the Czech Republic has increased significantly.
According to the latest data from the ministry, the number of people who ended up in the hospital with COVID-19 has risen roughly fivefold to 802 by Saturday since the beginning of September. The number of hospitalized people in serious condition has also increased more than fivefold. According to the ministry, there are 181. There are almost three hundred more infected in hospitals this week alone.
According to the Minister of Health Roman Prymula, some beds for acute patients are occupied by people who do not need critical care. “We are hospitalizing a lot of social patients here, who should be in completely different facilities, not in acute inpatient care facilities. And if we somehow quantify it at COVID now, that’s a full 40 percent of patients,” he said on Sunday on TV Prima.
The number of deaths of people infected with coronavirus has already reached 606 since the beginning of the Czech Republic epidemic. There were 14 more deaths on Saturday and another seven on Sunday. So far this week, more than eighty infected people have died.
The number of COVID-19 cases is now increasing most significantly in Prague and its surroundings. The largest increase was in the last seven days, according to the ministry, in the district of Prague-West, with about 227 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
There were more than 219 cases in Prague in the past week and 212 in the Prague-East district. There were also approximately 219 infected people in the Náchod district in the past week, and there were over 217 new cases in the Uherské Hradiště district.