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October 15, 2020 Politics

Czech Republic reports 9,544 news COVID-19 cases

Czech Republic reports 9,544 news COVID-19 cases - Czech Points

In the Czech Republic on Wednesday, there were 9,544 new covid-19 cases, the most in a single day since the beginning of the epidemic. The previous maximum from Friday was 927 lower. There are currently over 77,000 patients, according to the Ministry of Health. There are 2678 patients with coronavirus in hospitals.

Since March 1, when the first cases of covid-19 appeared in the Czech Republic, more than 139,000 people have been infected with the new type of coronavirus in the Czech Republic, 68,531 of them since the beginning of October. Less than half of all patients have already recovered.

To date, 1172 people have died with proven coronavirus. Thirty-five of them died on Wednesday, ten more on Tuesday, and 58 on Monday, the most in one day so far. Since the beginning of the month, the number of deaths has risen by 501, which is more than double the number in September.

In most infected people, the disease is mild or completely asymptomatic. According to the latest data from the Ministry, there are 2678 patients with coronavirus in hospitals. The condition of 518 of them is difficult.

The number of hospitalizations has increased significantly in recent weeks. Therefore, the Minister of Health Roman Prymula agreed with the directors of the teaching hospitals to limit the planned operations and care. Medical facilities should prepare the capacity and beds that will be freed up for patients with covid. According to Prymula, the initially planned number of places for patients with coronavirus will have to double, and beds can also be in stadiums or halls. The minister did not specify on Wednesday what their number should be.

The disease is now spreading the fastest in the Uherské Hradiště region, where approximately 616 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants have been recorded in the last seven days. The second most affected district is Plzeň-sever with 539 cases. The third is the district of Žďár nad Sázavou with 537 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week.

Due to the unfavorable development of the coronavirus epidemic, stricter anti-epidemic measures have been in force throughout the Czech Republic since Wednesday. All schools from primary to tertiary have switched to distance learning, except for children with special needs. Restaurants, bars, clubs are closed, cultural and sports events are prohibited. A maximum of six people can gather.

According to hygienists, people should follow the basic hygiene rules under the abbreviation 3R – in addition to wearing veils, it is regular hand washing and keeping two-meter intervals.