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October 23, 2020 Politics

Czech Republic reports 14,151 new COVID-19 cases

Czech Republic reports 14,151 new COVID-19 cases - Czech Points

New daily coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic exceeded 14,000 for the second time since the epidemic’s onset. Laboratories recorded 14,151 new cases on Thursday, about 800 less than the record set Wednesday. A total of 1,845 people died with covid-19, according to the Ministry of Health website.

Since March 1, when the first coronavirus infections were recorded in the Czech Republic, a total of approximately 223,000 cases of covid-19 have been confirmed. Currently, almost 134,000 people suffer from the disease. Most of those infected have a mild course of the disease, but the number of hospitalizations has risen sharply in recent days. Since the beginning of this week alone, the number of hospitalized, including severe cases, has increased by about a quarter.

There have been 355 deaths from covid-19 since the beginning of the week, with 100 deaths for the first time on Monday, 87 deaths on Tuesdays, 113 on Wednesdays, and 55 on Thursdays.

This week, the laboratories also performed the most tests one day so far, recording over 44,000 on Wednesday. The proportion of people tested positive for covid-19 was also a record on Wednesday, reaching almost 34 percent. Data on Thursday’s number of tests and the infected ratio will be published by the Ministry this evening.

The number of cases of covid-19 in the Zlín region is now growing most significantly, with approximately 924 infections per 100,000 inhabitants recorded in the last seven days. According to the Ministry’s website in the Hradec Králové region, the second most significant growth is currently almost 892 cases of covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants per week.

Due to the rapid spread of the disease, retail sales and the provision of services are banned from Thursday, with a few exceptions, and the movement of people is restricted. People can only buy essential goods, such as food or medicine, and other selected products. For example, car repair shops or consignment offices received an exemption from the closure of services. People’s free movement is restricted, except for trips to work, shopping, the doctor, or the family. In addition to the most necessary routes, people can also go to nature or cottages. Only two people can meet unless they are members of the same household. From today, visits to prisons and detention centers are also not possible.