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November 2, 2020 Politics

Czech Republic reports 6,542 new COVID-19 cases

Czech Republic reports 6,542 new COVID-19 cases - Czech Points

There were 6,542 new confirmed cases of covid-19 in the Czech Republic on Sunday. According to the Ministry of Health, 111 more deaths occurred on Sunday for a total of 3,429.

There are now over 180,000 infected people in the country. Since the outbreak in March in the Czech Republic, the number of people infected with the new type of coronavirus has approached 350,000. Almost 80 percent of cases fall in October. Nearly 158,000 of them have since been cured.

In most of the positively tested, the disease has a mild course, but both hospitalized and deaths increased significantly in October. Over the weekend, however, for the first time during the steady steep rise, the number of people with covid-19 requiring hospitalization dropped more sharply. According to the latest data, there were 7,370 infected in hospitals, of which 1,156 were in serious condition.

The proportion of confirmed cases of covid in the number of tests performed is still high, with approximately one in three recently tested infected. The number of tests dropped to 34,600 on Saturday, hovering around 40,000 on weekdays last week. Sunday’s number of test-takers will be announced by the ministry tonight.

Recently, covid has spread most significantly in the Czech Republic in the Benešov region, where about 1,174 infected per 100,000 inhabitants have been confirmed in the past seven days. The second-highest increase also occurred in Central Bohemia, in the Rakovnicko region, where the number of 1,229 cases per 100,000 inhabitants increased in seven days. The districts of Vsetín, Náchod, and Pelhřimov also register more than a thousand new infections.

Due to concerns about the lack of beds and hospital staff, the country is in a state of emergency and extraordinary restrictions on free movement and several activities to curb the epidemic’s development. The schools are closed from mid-October, except for kindergartens, restaurants, shops, and establishments, except for the basic assortment and services. With few exceptions, no cultural, sporting, and social events take place. Due to the disease’s significant spread in recent weeks, Czechia has reached the top of the world rankings in the numbers of infected and dead.

The state of emergency and restrictions on people’s movement or the opening hours of shops in the Czech Republic due to the covid-19 epidemic will last until November 20. Still, the restrictions are likely to continue after this date. The Cabinet does not currently plan new restrictions due to the spread of coronavirus. On the other hand, the release of measures is still early.