Czech Republic reports 7,301 new coronavirus cases
The Czech Republic recorded 7,301 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health. There are currently 158,515 infected in the country. In most of them, the disease is mild, but the number of hospitalizations and victims has increased significantly recently.
So far, 2,201 people have died with covid-19 in the Czech Republic, almost a third of which falls in the past week. From Wednesday to Saturday, the daily number of victims was always higher than one hundred. 121 people died with coronavirus on Wednesday, which is the highest number so far. So far, there are 71 victims on Sunday. There have been 694 covid deaths in the country over the past week. However, these figures may change retroactively, and the average last week will likely be more than a hundred victims a day.
A total of 258,097 people have been infected with coronavirus in the Czech Republic so far, and 97,381 have recovered so far. But there were 5,345 people in the hospitals on Saturday, half as many as a week ago. The number of patients in serious condition increased by more than a third in a week. There are 800 of them.
The overall increase in positive cases in the country over the past seven days has also been record-breaking. Laboratories have detected more than 84,000 of them. More is also being tested. On weekdays, the number of tests was around 45,000. On Saturday it dropped to about 36,2000. About a third were positive. The ministry will publish Sunday’s balance sheet of tests this evening.
The most affected disease in the last week was Zlín, where the ministry registers 1,097 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. It is followed by Vsetínsko with 1053 and Královéhradecko, with about 1037 infected per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days. The best situation is in Cheb, with 307 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In no other region of the Czech Republic has this indicator fallen below 400.
In the so-called traffic light of the Ministry of Health, which shows the risk of infection in the Czech Republic, the whole country is already red, in the highest third degree of risk. It means community spread of the disease, meaning that hygienists are unable to find its sources. On Sunday, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said that the Ministry of Health must submit a project to speed up tracing and testing. At the same time, he said, the government will likely have to tighten measures because the current ones have many exceptions.