Czech Republic reports 8,763 new COVID-19 cases
On Wednesday, there were 8,763 new cases of covid-19 in the Czech Republic. Compared to the same day last week, the increase was about a quarter lower. Since the epidemic began in March last year, 25,450 people have died with proven coronavirus, about 18 percent this month.
The total number of proven cases of new coronavirus infection in the Czech Republic is close to 1.5 million. The daily numbers of newly infected in the week-on-week comparison have been declining since the first weekend in March. Since the beginning of March, 255,098 new cases have been added to the statistics, averaging 10,629 per day.
Currently, the infection is most prevalent in the Českolipsko region, where 757 newly confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants have increased in the last week. This is followed by the districts of Jindřichův Hradec and Mladá Boleslav, where tests in the previous seven days revealed 718 and 693 new cases of the disease per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively.
Since the beginning of March this year, 4652 have died in the Czech Republic with a proven covid. Since the beginning of the year, there have been 13,509 deaths, an average of about 163 per day. The March daily average is so far 194 deaths per day.
The number of people hospitalized with coronavirus dropped by more than 1,000 compared to the previous Wednesday. The number of patients with painful deaths fell from 165 to 1,874. It may be even higher because ministry statistics do not include hospitalized people who do not show coronavirus signs after ten days but still need hospital care.
Although the number of hospitalizations on the seventh day in a row is declining week-on-week, healthcare facilities continue to face tremendous pressure on their capacity. According to data from the Ministry of Health, 146 covid beds in the ARO and intensive care units (ICUs) were available throughout the Czech Republic. There were 827 standard beds with oxygen for the infected. However, there are still free capacities on the so-called reprofiled beds, otherwise intended to provide care of a different type of expertise.
Paramedics administered 38,840 doses of the vaccine on Wednesday. It was the most in one day since the beginning of this week, but 7900 less than the previous Wednesday. At least one vaccine dose has been given to 1.46 million people since vaccination began, with almost 400,200 having both amounts.
The PES system’s value, which previously governed anti-epidemic measures in the Czech Republic, is the second day at 59 points, which corresponds to the third of the five risk levels. On Wednesday, the reproduction number slightly deteriorated compared to the previous day, rising by one hundredth to 0.83. It has been below the break-even value of one since March 9. The speed of the epidemic has been slowing down for about two and a half weeks.