Czech Republic reports 9,558 new COVID-19 cases
Over 900,000 people in the Czech Republic have been infected with the coronavirus since the beginning of the epidemic. On Tuesday, 9,558 new cases were added to the statistics, 1,239 less than a week ago. The number of hospitalized with covid-19 on Tuesday dropped to 6,608 cases from almost 7,000 on Monday. About 1,100 patients with covid are in a serious condition, according to the Ministry of Health. The PES anti-epidemic risk index rose from 70 to 73 points today. However, it remains in the fourth of five levels of risk.
The number of confirmed cases increased from 800,000 to 900,000 in 13 days. It was three days later than the previous increase of 100,000 cases.
About 85 percent of the more than 909,000 infected people have recovered. Currently, there are 126,561 patients.
Fourteen thousand eight hundred twenty people have died with covid in the Czech Republic since the beginning of the epidemic. The number of deaths has risen by 2,923 cases since the beginning of the year, and by the end of the month is likely to exceed 3,352 deaths in December. Most people with a proven covid died in one month in the Czech Republic in November, 4,951.
Laboratories in the Czech Republic performed over 30,000 PCR tests for a new type of coronavirus on Tuesday. Less accurate but faster antigen tests were 17,737. One-third of the examined samples were positive, which is the highest share since 9 January. The seven-day average is 29 percent positive samples.
The region most affected by the new coronavirus remains the Trutnov region, where there have been 1,075 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days. Cheb follows it with 957 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. On the contrary, the best districts are Chomutov and Teplice, where last week 219 and 236 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively.