Czech Republic reports 9,241 new COVID-19 cases
On Monday in the Czech Republic, tests confirmed 9,241 new cases of coronavirus infection. It is a thousand less than a week ago, so that infected’ growth rate continues to slow down. The number of deaths is increasing. There were 108 on Monday and 1,153 in the last seven days. This follows from current statistics on the website of the Ministry of Health. Since the outbreak of the Czech Republic epidemic in March, more than 350,000 people have been infected with covid-19, and over 170,000 patients have been cured.
There are currently 176,634 people infected in the Czech Republic, most of whom have a mild disease course. According to the latest data from Sunday, 7486 patients with covid-19 are treated in hospitals, and 1163 are in severe conditions. The number of hospitalizations began to increase significantly in October, and more than 1,000 people need intensive care on the fifth day.
The slowdown in the number of new cases in recent days is not attached to the Minister of Health’s importance, Jan Blatny. According to his Monday statement, it is necessary to wait for the dates for today. The first issues will be available today after 18:00. Last Tuesday, the increase was the highest since the beginning of the epidemic, exceeding 15,600.
In the evening, the Ministry of Health will also state how many tests the laboratories performed on Monday. This will show the proportion of positives among those tested. Last week, the ratio remained above 30 percent daily, indicating that the population is more infected than detected. On weekdays previous week, 35,400 to 47,450 people were tested daily, and on Sunday, 20,411.
A comparison of districts, coronavirus has spread the fastest in the Benešov region in the last week, with 1,085 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. It is followed by Náchodsko with 1029 and Rakovnicko, with 979 infected per 100,000 inhabitants in the previous week. The lowest numbers are in Cheb, Břeclav, Brno-město, and Prague.
Due to concerns about the lack of beds and hospital staff, the country is in a state of emergency and extraordinary restrictions on free movement and several activities to curb the epidemic. In addition to kindergartens, restaurants, shops, and establishments are closed, except for the basic assortment and services. With few exceptions, no cultural, sporting, and social events take place. The state of emergency is currently approved by November 20, but according to the government members, it will need to be extended so that the restrictions can continue. The Cabinet does not currently plan new limits due to the spread of coronavirus. On the other hand, the release of measures is still early.
However, from Wednesday, professional sports competitions and training of professional athletes at indoor sports grounds can resume if they meet strict hygienic conditions.