Czech Republic reports 248 new coronavirus cases
Laboratories in the Czech Republic on Wednesday confirmed 248 new cases of coronavirus, about a hundred less than a week ago. Daily increments of new cases on weekdays remain the lowest since the end of August. The so-called incidence number also continues to fall, with 19 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past week. The highest number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days is now in the South Bohemian Region with 37 cases and the lowest in the Hradec Králové and Karlovy Vary Regions, where it is below five. Of the districts, the worst situation is in the Český Krumlov region, where the incidence number is 88, according to the Ministry of Health.
Since the beginning of last March, when the first coronavirus infections occurred in the Czech Republic, the ministry has registered more than 1.66 million confirmed cases of the disease. The daily increase in those infected has been gradually declining since the beginning of March this year when in the fourth wave of the epidemic in the Czech Republic they reached almost 17,000. Similarly, deaths with confirmed infection are declining. In March, about two hundred people died of covid-19 a day, and now the number of deaths per day has been below ten for about 14 days. So far, 30,211 people have died in the Czech Republic with the confirmed covid-19 disease.
According to the director of the Institute of Health Information and Statistics (ÚZIS) Ladislav Dušek, the further development of the covid epidemic should be monitored by districts or municipalities. On Wednesday, in an interview with ČTK and ČT, he said that the worst situation is currently in the Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, Prachatice, and Klatovy regions, where the epidemic still has a growing tendency. According to current data from the Ministry of Health, the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week in the Český Krumlov region is 88, in the Klatovy and České Budějovice regions 63 and the Prachatice district 57. Above 25, the incident number has 14 districts.
According to Dušek, it is necessary to focus mainly on the districts of Český Krumlov and Klatovy. “Both of them still have a high capture charge, have growth characteristics, and have a relatively high test positivity,” he added. According to him, however, more patients are not going to hospitals yet.
On Wednesday, 259 patients with covid were hospitalized throughout the Czech Republic, at least since the first half of last September. 36 of them are in serious condition, at least since the end of August. In a week-on-week comparison, the number of people who needed hospital care fell by 180, half of which were serious.
The number of coronavirus tests performed is also declining. The number of antigens decreased compared to the previous Wednesday by 64,000 to about 110,000, PCR tests were over 23,000, about 3,000 less than a week earlier. Of the preventive tests, the disease showed less than one-tenth of a percent. Diagnostic tests, such as those that show symptoms, have confirmed the infection in about one percent of the samples.
The number of vaccinated doses against coronavirus per day on Wednesday fell below 100,000, with 95,398 administered by healthcare professionals. Compared to Tuesday and last Wednesday, it was almost 18,000 less. Health workers injected less than 100,000 doses on weekdays for the last time at the end of May. Vaccine doses have so far been administered in the Czech Republic to 6,198,532; for most of the vaccines used, two doses are required for full vaccination. 1,906,525 people have completed vaccinations, which is 17.8 percent of the Czech Republic’s 10.7 million inhabitants.
Over the past week has been added one case of suspected deaths after vaccination covid-19, in total State Institute for Drug Control registers78. People have also reported about 270 suspected other side effects in the last seven days, a total of 5402 since the start of vaccination. They mostly describe reactions such as fever, chills, tiredness, injection site reactions, flu symptoms, and so on. All reports being investigated are mere suspicions, not proven side effects of vaccines. Today’s SÚKL regular report is on Tuesday evening, as of the same date, medics gave people over six million vaccination doses.