Czech Republic reports 8,325 new COVID-19 cases
There were 8325 new cases of covid-19 in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, which is the second-highest daily increase after Friday’s record, which was 292 cases higher. On no other day since the outbreak of the epidemic, the number of newly detected cases did not exceed 8,000. There are currently 68,740 people in the Czech Republic, and there are over 2,500 patients in hospitals with coronavirus. According to the Ministry of Health.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, 129,747 people have been infected with a new type of coronavirus in the Czech Republic, of which 59,000 have been infected since the beginning of October.
Less than half of those infected had already recovered, while 1106 had died with coronavirus. The number of deaths has risen by 436 since the beginning of October. The highest daily increase, by 55 deaths, was added to statistics this Monday. 22 people with covid-19 died on Tuesday.
In most patients, the disease is mild or asymptomatic. According to the Ministry of Health’s latest data, there are 2503 people with coronavirus in hospitals. The condition of 467 of them is assessed by doctors as severe. The number of hospitalized since the beginning of the month has increased by 1475 cases.
The disease is now spreading the fastest in the Uherské Hradiště region, where approximately 581 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants have been recorded in the last seven days. The second most affected district is Příbramsko with 488 cases, and the third is Liberec, with almost 473 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last week.
Due to the unfavorable development of the coronavirus epidemic, stricter anti-epidemic measures have been in force throughout the Czech Republic as of today. All schools from primary to tertiary are moving to distance learning, except for children with special needs. Restaurants, bars, and clubs are closed. A maximum of six people can gather. Most measures are valid until November 3, until the end of the emergency. The schools are to be closed by November 1.
Minister of Health Roman Prymula said in a televised speech on Tuesday that the number of hospitalizations, serious cases, and deaths will increase in the coming weeks, according to models of the virus’s spread. “We have three difficult and unhappy weeks ahead of us,” he added. At the same time, he apologized for not pushing harder for measures against the second wave in the summer.