Czech Republic reports 6,047 new COVID-19 cases
There were 6,047 new coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic on Monday, about 3,200 less than a week ago. More than 159,000 people are currently infected, the number of hospitalized has risen by 272 since Sunday, and 8059 patients required hospital care on Monday. Today, according to the Ministry of Health, there were 189 coronavirus deaths in the statistics, with a total of 5,263 deaths.
Of the 425,845 cases of the disease since its spread in the Czech Republic in March, 261,273 people have recovered.
The last time hygienists detected fewer cases on Monday was on Sunday, October 18; However, the number of newly confirmed cases is related to testing intensity. For example, on Sunday, there were the fewest new cases and tests in four weeks. On Monday, the number of tests increased again. The laboratories performed almost 30,000 tests, about 16,000 more than on Sunday. The share of positive tests in recent days has fallen below 30 percent. On Monday it reached the lowest value in about a month, reaching 20.28 percent.
However, deaths with covid-19 are still increasing rapidly. The number has increased by more than 1,160 deaths to 5,263 in the last week. According to the ministry, there are 74 of them so far, and the website reports 155 deaths on Monday. But the numbers from recent days will usually increase with later updates. Two hundred forty-three patients with coronavirus died last Tuesday, the most in one day since the epidemic’s onset.
The number of hospitalized remained below 7,800 at the weekend, but on Monday it rose again above 8,000. However, the number of patients in serious condition decreased slightly to 1,191.
The disease is now spreading the fastest in the Pelhřimov region, with 1,148 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days. Vsetínsko follows with 1092 recalculated cases. The relatively best situation is currently in Prague, where 291 are infected per 100,000 inhabitants in the last week.
According to the Minister of Health Jan Blatný, statistics of confirmed infection cases indicate that measures against coronavirus taken two to three weeks ago are evident. There is no reason to tighten them. It is necessary to prepare for a controlled dismantling, the minister said on Monday. Today, however, the head of the Central Crisis Staff, Jan Hamáček, told reporters that the government would have to ask the Chamber of Deputies again to extend the emergency state. The chairman of the ANO deputies, Jaroslav Faltýnek, stated that the Chamber of Deputies would most likely decide on the extension of the state of emergency on Thursday, November 19.