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October 13, 2020 Politics

Czech Republic reports 4,310 new COVID-19 cases

Czech Republic reports 4,310 new COVID-19 cases - Czech Points

There were 4,310 new coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic on Monday, which is the most reported on a Monday since the beginning of the epidemic. According to the Ministry of Health.

Since 1 March, when the first cases of covid-19 appeared in the Czech Republic, more than 121,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus. Less than half of them have already recovered from the disease. There are currently approximately 62,000 patients.

In most patients, the disease is mild or asymptomatic. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, there are 2,146 people with proven coronavirus in hospitals, 426 of whom have a severe condition. Since the beginning of October, the number of hospitalized has more than doubled.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, 1,051 people have died in the Czech Republic with covid-19, 31 of them on Monday. The highest number of deaths in one day occurred on Friday, 52. Since the beginning of the month, 381 people have died with coronavirus.

The disease is now spreading the fastest in the Uherské Hradiště region, where almost 570 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants have been recorded in the last seven days. The second most affected district is Žďár nad Sázavou with 449 cases and the third Příbram region with 434 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the previous week.

Due to the high number of newly infected, the government introduced additional measures on Monday to prevent the spread of the disease. The collection will be limited to a maximum of six people. As of today, it is also mandatory to wear veils at public transport stops on platforms, in shelters, and in waiting rooms.

From Wednesday to the end of October, schools, including the first stage of primary schools, will move to distance learning. The measure does not cover kindergartens. Restaurants, bars, and clubs will also have to be closed by 3 November. But restaurants will be able to take food with them.