Czech Republic reports 8,076 new coronavirus cases
The Czech Republic reports 8,076 new coronavirus cases on Monday. Another 12 people died since Monday evening, for a total of 1,513. According to the Ministry of Health, there were 3,721 people in hospitals.
Since the beginning of March, almost 182,000 people in the country have become infected, of which about 75,000 have already recovered.
Currently, there are over 105,000 people with coronavirus. Most infections are mild, but the number of hospitalized but growing. There are now over three and a half times more than at the end of September. The number of patients with severe covid has tripled, with 589 hospitalized requiring intensive care on Sunday. The data for Monday will be published by the Ministry of Health this evening.
Experts say that about three to four percent of those infected will enter hospitals, of which about 20 percent will be in serious condition. The time from diagnosis to severe symptoms that require hospitalization is between a week and ten days. The health care system is thus preparing for an onslaught. Hospitals across the country are reducing non-acute care, expanding the number of special beds, and supplementing staff with medics. The army is building a reserve hospital in Letňany, Prague.
The total number of deaths more than doubled in October. Last week alone, the Ministry of Health registered 425 deaths with covid, most patients – 71 – died on Friday, on Saturday and Sunday, there were over sixty victims.
In the last seven days, the coronavirus has spread most significantly in the Zlín region, with 798 infections per 100,000 inhabitants. This is followed by the districts of Plzeň-sever with 725 cases and Prostějov with approximately 720 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week. Cheb is relatively the best with 204 new patients per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days.
Due to the unfavorable development of the coronavirus epidemic, stricter anti-epidemic measures have been in force throughout the Czech Republic since Wednesday. On Monday, the government decided to expand further the obligation to wear veils. It will be necessary to cover the airways outside in built-up areas of cities and towns from Wednesday if people are closer than two meters apart. Veils will also be mandatory in the car if the driver is not driving alone or with his family.