Czech Republic reports 1,405 new coronavirus cases
On Monday, 1,405 new cases of covid-19 were added to the Czech Republic. This is the smallest daily increase since December 6. In a week-on-week comparison, this is a significant decrease of about 5,500 infected, but this figure is not meaningful because last Monday was a typical working day. So far, 27,169 people have died in the country from the new coronavirus infection. This follows from the data of the Ministry of Health.
The number of patients with coronavirus in hospitals dropped slightly to 5709 on Monday. One thousand two hundred ninety-one of them were in a severe condition. This morning, 28 percent of standard oxygen beds were available in medical facilities in the Czech Republic, and about 2,000 beds were available to covid patients.
The laboratories performed approximately 45,000 tests on Monday, about ten thousand more than on Sunday. The vast majority of this is made up of preventive tests. For them, the share of positive results increased from 0.4 to 0.79 percent compared to last Monday. In the so-called epidemiological indication, where people are tested, for example, for possible contact with the infected, the proportion of positives has risen from 9.43 to almost 12 percent. In the diagnostic indication, when people with symptoms, for example, are already being tested, the proportion of those infected decreased from 20.89 to 13.82 percent in the week-on-week comparison.
The disease is currently the most widespread in the Pelhřimov region, where it has recorded 465 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days. In no other region of the Czech Republic has this indicator exceeded 400. On the contrary, the relatively best situation is in the Cheb region, where there have been 37 cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days.
So far, healthcare professionals in the Czech Republic have administered 1,818,756 doses of the coronavirus vaccine. On Monday, there are 8,256 vaccinations, which is the least since the end of February. So far, 583,388 people have received both required benefits.
Since the Czech Republic epidemic began last March, 1,555,245 people are infected with the new type of coronavirus. More than 1.42 million of them have already been cured.
The PES index’s value, which previously governed anti-epidemic measures in the Czech Republic, fell from 55 back to 52 points after one day. The reason is a relatively significant decrease in the reproduction number from 0.81 to 0.71. The last time was lower was in mid-January. The number indicates how many other people on average infect one who has tested positive. The other three monitored use criteria for the calculation of the PES index have also improved. Its point value still corresponds to the third of the five degrees of epidemic risk. In reality, however, anti-epidemic measures correspond to the fifth, strictest level.