Czech Republic reports 1,841 new COVID-19 cases
On Sunday, there were 1,841 cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic, which was the largest increase on a Sunday since the beginning of the epidemic. It’s also the fourth-highest increase in those infected on the weekend since the beginning of March when the first disease cases appeared in the Czech Republic. Last Sunday, for example, there were about 500 fewer infected. According to the Ministry of Health. The number of deaths from coronavirus infections on Sunday increased to a total of 727. There are currently 37,570 people with the disease. According to data, 1182 infected people ended up in the hospital on Saturday.
During the entire epidemic in the Czech Republic, a total of 82,446 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. Recently, daily increases in infection have repeatedly broken records. So far, most cases of the disease in a single day were revealed by tests on Friday, October 2, 3793.
In most patients, COVID-19 has a mild course. More than half of those infected have already recovered, and only about 3.3 percent of those currently ill are in hospitals.
In recent weeks, however, the number of hospitalized and deaths has been snowballing. In the last week alone, the number of hospitalizations, including those in serious condition, has increased by almost half. According to the ministry’s website, 274 of the approximately 1,200 hospitalized people were in a difficult state as of Saturday. The number of deaths from people infected with coronavirus has risen by almost a fifth to 727 in the last week. More than a hundred people have died in the week.
The largest increase in the number of infected people was in the past seven days in the Uherské Hradiště region, where 398 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants were added. In no other region has the increase exceeded 300 cases. In the Benešov region, where the second-largest growth was recorded, there were about 265 new cases per week per 100,000 inhabitants.
Today, a state of emergency has begun in the Czech Republic due to the spread of COVID-19. The government approved its introduction for a month on Wednesday. Starting today, new restrictions will apply for two weeks, which will affect the operation of schools, leisure time, cultural, sports and other mass events, weddings, and worship services.
The Minister of Health, Roman Prymula will present the long-term plan of further measures on Friday. The Minister said this on Sunday on the Czech television program Otázky Václava Moravec. It will announce which less fundamental regulations will come into force on Friday, which after 14 days and which will be long-term. According to Prymula, the measures under consideration will be about 60. The government will also select them according to their impact on the economy.