Czech Republic reports 17,278 new COVID-19 cases in highest daily jump
Tuesday’s increase in the number of covid-19 cases in the Czech Republic was the highest since the beginning of the country’s epidemic in March. 17,278 infected were added, according to the Ministry of Health. The share of newly recorded infection cases in the number of tests performed rose from Monday’s 37 percent to about 41.5 percent. In the previous week, however, it also reached significantly higher values. On Friday, it exceeded 52 percent. The PES risk score has dropped to 86 points, remaining in the worst fifth grade. From today, the index is calculated according to the new methodology.
In the previous week, the daily number of new infections reached over 17,000 on Wednesday, and last Tuesday was about 16,500. Previous record increases in the number of covid-19 cases at the turn of October and November were below 16,000 per day.
Since March 1, when tests showed coronavirus infection in the first people in the Czech Republic, there have been approximately 777,000 cases of covid-19 in the country. Currently, over 126,000 people suffer from the disease. On Tuesday, the number of hospitalized dropped slightly from 7,000 on Monday to about 7,000. About a thousand of them are in serious condition.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, 12,436 people have died with covid-19. One hundred twenty-four deaths were recorded on Monday and 90 on Tuesday, but the ministry regularly adjusts the number of deaths retrospectively.
The number of infected people in the northeast of Bohemia has grown most significantly in recent days. There have been approximately 910 cases of the disease per 100,000 inhabitants in the Trutnov region in the last seven days, and 882 in the Rychnov region. A record increase in covid-19 cases was recorded in Prague on Tuesday, where 2,034 more people infected.