Czech Republic reports 13,657 new COVID-19 cases
There were 13,657 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Czech Republic on Wednesday. It is a decrease compared to Tuesday, but at the same time, it is about 2,700 more infected than a week ago, and it is the second-highest daily increase since the first week of January. There were 6967 patients with covid-12 in the hospital on Wednesday. Their number decreased slightly compared to Tuesday. One thousand four hundred thirty-two people are in a problematic state, ten less than on Tuesday. So far, 19,835 people have died from the disease in the Czech Republic. This follows from the data of the Ministry of Health.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, 1,198,168 people have been infected in the Czech Republic. More than a million of them have recovered from the disease. Currently, there are about 132,000 infected in the country, most of them with a mild course.
However, in the Czech Republic, the number of vacant hospital beds has been steadily declining in recent weeks. As of this morning, there were 566 vacancies in the ARO and intensive care units. This is 14 percent of the total capacity of ARO and ICU sites in the country. According to the Ministry, about a third of beds with artificial lung ventilation is available for free beds and less than a quarter of the total number of standard beds with oxygen.
The number of seriously ill on Monday reached more than 1,400 for the first time since the epidemic began. In total, more than 7,000 were hospitalized in the previous two days. The Ministry also adjusts the data retrospectively.
On Wednesday, 38.3 percent of those tested were positive, about the same as the day before. The proportion of infected people in the total number tested has recently remained high. The seven-day average of positives is 35.25 percent.
The number of deaths from coronavirus is also increasing. Last week, there were more than 160 victims in three days. This week, 350 people have died with a covid, with 67 casualties on Wednesday. However, this data usually increases with further updates. The last time less than a hundred victims per day were on 20 December last year.
The region most affected by coronavirus is still the Tachov region. In the past seven days, there have been 1,467 infected per 100,000 inhabitants. More than a thousand cases per capita have also increased in the neighboring district of Plzeň-sever, Rokycany, and Náchod. The situation is currently better in the south and east of the Czech Republic. In the Vsetín, Strakonice, and Ostrava regions, there were less than 300 cases per 100,000 inhabitants last week.
The anti-epidemic system PES’s risk score is the second day at 75 points, in the fourth of the five levels of alert. The reproduction number fell by only a thousandth. It remains at 1.18. Initially, the PES index was intended to guide measures against coronavirus spread, but now its value is no longer relevant.
Vaccinations in the Czech Republic started on 27 December. Since then, according to the ministry, nearly 600,429 doses of vaccine have been given by Wednesday evening, and approximately 227,000 people have already received both doses.