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February 15, 2021 Politics

Czech Republic reports 2,832 new COVID-19 cases

Czech Republic reports 2,832 new COVID-19 cases - Czech Points

There were 2,832 new coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic on Sunday, which is almost 400 more than a week ago. The number of people with covid in hospitals increased by 55 to 5,553 compared to the previous day. According to current data from the Ministry of Health, the number of patients in a serious condition also increased slightly, 1,084.

To date, health workers in the country have administered over 451,000 doses of covid vaccine, with almost 164,000 people receiving the required second dose. On Sunday, 2,122 doses of vaccines were given, about a thousand less a week ago. Of these, approximately 1,260 people received the final amount of the vaccine.

Since last year, when the coronavirus epidemic broke out in the Czech Republic, more than 1.09 million people have been infected. Almost 970,000 have been cured in the meantime, and 18,250 people have died from the disease. Over a hundred people die in the Czech Republic every day with a covid. There are currently over 103,000 infected in the country.

The total number of PCR tests performed is close to five million, and the laboratory has processed more than two million faster but less reliable antigen tests. On Sunday, the ministry registers about 8,000 PCR tests and more than twice as many antigenic tests. 32.8 percent of all tests were positive. On Saturday, this share was 30.5 percent, and it was around 30 percent in previous days. According to experts, this means that the viral load is still high in society.

In the Czech Republic, the state of emergency continues. According to the government, hospitals are on the edge of their capacities, and the unfavorable epidemic situation does not allow the lifting of current restrictions.

At the beginning of last week, more than 6,000 people with covid were hospitalized. A month ago, there were almost two thousand more in hospitals than now. On Saturday, their number decreased to less than 5,500, but the number of people requiring intensive care, special beds, or equipment does not change significantly. The ministry’s statistics do not include patients who do not show coronavirus symptoms after ten days, although they remain in hospitals.

The free capacity of beds for patients with covid-19 in hospitals in the Czech Republic has been gradually declining since last autumn, despite occasional fluctuations. According to the Ministry of Health, 17 percent of ARO and intensive care unit (ICU) beds and 27 percent of standard oxygen beds have been available. In some regions, the situation is significantly worse. For example, in Prague and the Karlovy Vary region, only seven percent of beds are available in the ARO and ICU.

In the past seven days, the most significant number of cases in the country is still recorded in the Trutnov region in the Hradec Králové Region and the Cheb and Sokolov region in the Karlovy Vary region. The government quarantined these three districts on Friday due to the spread of the disease, and people can travel to and from it with only a few specified exceptions, such as work, school, office, or doctor.