Czech Republic reports 9,567 new COVID-19 cases
The number of new cases of coronavirus in the Czech Republic is rising. On Wednesday, the labs revealed 9,567 infected, which is almost 1,100 more than a week ago. Compared to Tuesday, the increase is about 400 higher. On Wednesday, 5,811 patients with covid-19 required hospital care, which was about 250 fewer patients in the week-on-week comparison, according to the Ministry of Health. Compared to the previous day, the decrease was about 180. 985 patients are in serious condition.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, a new coronavirus in the Czech Republic has been confirmed in 1,013,352 people. Currently, about 94,500 people are affected by the infection. The death toll has risen to 16,826, with 68 deaths on Wednesday. With later updates, this figure usually increases. On Monday and Tuesday, the ministry registers around 120 deaths.
Laboratories performed over 57,000 PCR and antigen tests for coronavirus presence on Wednesday, about 2,000 less than on Tuesday.
30.47 percent of the samples were positive, which is the highest share since 19 January. However, the data are subject to revisions.
In recent days, the disease has spread most in the Trutnov, Cheb, and Sokolovská regions, where over the past seven days, more than 1,000 cases of covid-19 have been recorded per 100,000 inhabitants. In the Trutnov region, there were 1142 cases, in the Cheb region 1127, and in the Sokolov district, 1,081 infected per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days.
It has been vaccinated against coronavirus in the Czech Republic since 27 December. So far, the vaccine is mainly given to healthcare professionals and seniors over the age of 80.
Paramedics in the Czech Republic administered 310,340 doses of covid vaccine on Wednesday evening, and over 65,900 people received both doses. Of these, 9,675 people were vaccinated on Wednesday. A total of 13,400 doses were given on Wednesday, about 300 more than last Wednesday.