Czech Republic reports 2,216 new COVID-19 cases
There were 2,216 confirmed cases of covid-19 in the Czech Republic on Thursday, at least on weekdays since the end of September. Compared to the same day of the previous week, the increase was lower by 413 cases. On Thursday, medics gave 72,843 doses of vaccination against the new coronavirus, the most per day since the start of vaccination. Almost a million people in the Czech Republic are fully vaccinated. According to data from the Ministry of Health. The number of complex covid patients is the lowest in the last 20 weeks.
Since the start of vaccination in late December, people have received 3.09 million doses of the vaccine. The current daily record was 72,490 doses from 15 April. A nurse administered more than 70,000 doses on 22 April. In both cases, it was Thursday.
Since the beginning of the epidemic last March, tests have confirmed covid in more than 1.6 million people in the Czech Republic. There are currently 143 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days, three less than on Thursday.
However, the situation varies considerably from region to region. In the Zlín region, where the infection is most prevalent, there have been 271 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last week. In contrast, there are about 16 newly infected per 100,000 people in the Cheb region in seven days.
The number of newly infected in the Czech Republic has been declining in recent weeks. Since the beginning of April, there has been an average of 3137 cases per day, compared to 2179 new infections per day in the last seven days. The March average was 9660.
The reproduction number indicates how many other people become infected with one person who tested positive dropped from 0.88 to 0.87 on Thursday. Below the break value one, it stays on the 16th day in a row.
In the 14 months of the epidemic, 29,267 people with a proven covid died in the Czech Republic. In April 2408 cases were added to the statistics so far, on average 83 per day. Since the beginning of the second decade of April, no more than 90 people with covid have died in any day.
There were 2,782 patients with new coronavirus in Czech hospitals on Thursday, at least since 13 October. Five hundred fifty-three were in a problematic state, which is the lowest number since 9 December. According to the original data, the number of hospitalized people with covid fell below 3,000 on Wednesday, but according to today’s revised data, this did not happen until a day later.
According to the overview of inpatient care capacities on the web, The Ministry of Health had 27 percent of standard oxygen beds available in hospitals this morning. There are 22,603 throughout the Czech Republic. One thousand nine hundred twenty-two of them are free for covid patients. Of the 2334 beds with lung ventilation, more than a quarter are unoccupied. Three hundred forty-eight of them are reserved for patients with covid.
Laboratories in the Czech Republic performed 170,000 tests on covid on Thursday, according to incomplete statistics. The proportion of positives in preventive tests, which make up the vast majority of the total number, was 0.2 percent, similar to a week earlier. In the so-called epidemiological indication, where people are tested, for example, for possible contact with an infected person, the proportion of positives rose very slightly to 4.2 percent from 4.1 percent a week ago. The opposite development was in the diagnostic indication when people with symptoms, for example, are tested. The share of positives on Thursday in the week-on-week comparison fell by one percentage point to 12.8 percent.