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November 20, 2020 Politics

Czech Republic reports 6,471 new COVID-19 cases

Czech Republic reports 6,471 new COVID-19 cases - Czech Points

There were 6,471 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the Czech Republic on Thursday. It’s 1,402 less than a week ago, but also the most in the last six days. Even in the previous days, the daily increase was lower in the week-on-week comparison. Currently, less than 100,000 people are infected. The number of deaths has risen to 6,874, according to the Ministry of Health. The risk score remained at 62 points today.

Daily increases in the number of coronavirus infections have been declining in the Czech Republic for two weeks. While at the turn of October and November, they reached up to approximately 15,000 cases per day, this week, they are around 4,000 to 6,000 per day. Less is tested, but the share of positive cases in the number of tests performed is also decreasing. In recent days, it no longer exceeds 25 percent. The ministry will inform tonight about the number of Thursday tests. For technical reasons, the nightly data update was delayed by several hours today.

Currently, 95,501 people are infected in the Czech Republic. Most of them have a mild course of the disease. The hospital has 6,555 people. The number has fluctuated in recent days but remains below 7,000.

However, the number of deaths is still increasing. There were 59 more on Thursday and 3,353 in November. The highest daily number of deaths with covid falls on 3 November with 256 dead. The total number of recorded cases of covid-19 in the Czech Republic since 1 March, when the first cases of infection were confirmed, is almost 482,000.

The worst epidemic situation in the Czech Republic remains in Havlíčkův Brod. Hygienists, there have recorded 623 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days. The Chrudim, Svitavy, and Jičín regions also have a high number. On the contrary, Cheb and Prague are relatively best, with less than 150 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 population in the past week.