Czech Republic reports 3,493 new COVID-19 cases, highest daily count
The Czech Republic recorded 3,493 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the highest daily count since the start of the pandemic, according to the Ministry of Health.
There are currently 39,391 people with COVID-19 in the Czech Republic. Most of them have a mild or asymptomatic course of the disease. According to the data, there are 1,028 people in the hospital with COVID-19. 198 hospitalized are in serious condition. To date, hygienists in the Czech Republic have confirmed 74,255 cases of coronavirus.
So far, 678 people have died with the COVID-19. According to the ministry, at least ten people died every day in the last week.
The share of infected people who ended up in hospital in the total number of currently ill patients is about 2.8 percent on average. Health Minister Roman Prymula (for YES) said in the Chamber of Deputies on Thursday that about two-fifths of those hospitalized with coronavirus had almost no symptoms and remained in hospitals, for example, because they could not be in social care facilities due to infection.
The daily increase in newly detected infections exceeded 3,000 only for the second time since the beginning of the disease’s spread in the Czech Republic in March. Thursday’s number exceeded the current maximum from September 17, when hygienists recorded 3126 cases of coronavirus. The limit of 2,000 confirmed cases per day has been exceeded ten times so far, most recently on Wednesday.
The number of new cases usually increases with the number of tests. Thursday’s number will be published by the ministry tonight; Last week, the number of tests per day mostly exceeded 22,000. According to the latest known data from Wednesday, almost 15 percent of those infected are infected.
The infection is now most prevalent in the Uherské Hradiště region, where over 276 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants occurred last week.
In the Benešov region, it is 245, in the Náchod region 220, in the Pelhřimov region 210. In other districts, including Prague, this figure is below 200. Českolipsko reports the least infected with 26 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days.
After the elections to the regional councils and one-third of the Senate, which will be held today and on Saturday, the state of emergency will start on Monday. The government approved its introduction for a month on Wednesday. From Monday, new restrictions will also apply until October 18, which will affect the operation of schools, leisure, cultural, sports, and other mass events, weddings, and worship services.