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January 19, 2021 Politics

Czech Republic reports 7,590 new COVID-19 cases

Czech Republic reports 7,590 new COVID-19 cases - Czech Points

On Monday, there were 7,590 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Czech Republic, about 1,800 less than a week ago. However, the number of hospitalized with covid-19 increased by more than 300 to 6,666 people. According to government officials, hospitals can guide the possible transition to a lower level of anti-epidemic measures. One hundred ninety-seven deaths were added to the statistics, according to the Ministry of Health. The PES index stays at 70 points out of a hundred on the third day. The sixth day is in the fourth degree. But again, the reproductive number has increased, showing how many people on average infect one who has tested positive. It has a value of 0.76.

Since the beginning of the epidemic in March, laboratories in the Czech Republic have detected 899,503 cases of coronavirus. More than 750,000 people have recovered from the disease. There are currently approximately 135,500 infected in the country, most of whom have a mild disease course. There are 1,089 patients in severe condition in hospitals.

So far, 14,646 people have died with the covid. The daily number of victims this year is usually above 150. On Monday, the ministry still registers 74 deaths, but these figures usually increase with later updates. “Because the reporting of deaths has a certain delay compared to the real situation due to the validation and closure of cases of regional hygienic stations, the daily records may change retrospectively due to continuous replenishment,” the ministry said.

The share of positive tests fell to 27 percent on Monday. A day earlier, it was almost 30 percent. The seven-day average is 28.6 percent.

The most affected remains the Trutnov region, where in the last seven days, there have been 1,094 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants. Cheb follows it with 837 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In several districts, on the other hand, this figure fell below 300. For example, in Teplice, there were 246 in the Ústí nad Labem region 259 and in the Chomutov region, 258 infected per 100,000 inhabitants last week.

The fifth degree of anti-epidemic measures is currently in force in the Czech Republic, and the government is not yet considering moving to a lower level. According to its representatives, this is conditioned by the release of capacity in hospitals. Minister of Health Jan Blatný said that no more than 3,000 people should be hospitalized with coronavirus to alleviate the measures. This condition was last met in mid-October.