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October 21, 2020 Politics

Czech Republic reports new daily record in COVID-19 cases

Czech Republic reports new daily record in COVID-19 cases - Czech Points

In the Czech Republic on Tuesday, there were 11,984 new cases of coronavirus reported. Which is the highest number of new daily cases since the beginning of the epidemic. There are now more than 113,000 infected in the country. Most of them have a mild course of the disease. However, the number of hospitalized is increasing. Currently, there are more than 4,000 of them, of which 634 are in serious condition. According to the Ministry of Health, 1,619 people have died in the Czech Republic with the covid-19.

Since March, laboratories in the Czech Republic have detected 193,946 cases of coronavirus. Daily increases have been increasing, especially recently. More than 64,000 confirmed cases have increased in the past seven days, almost a third of the total. So far, 79,108 people have been cured of the disease in the Czech Republic.

According to updated data from the ministry, 97 people died on Monday with the covid, which is the highest number of victims in one day. There are 71 deaths every day from Friday to Sunday, while on Tuesday, 42 deaths are recorded. These data usually change backward.

The proportion of infected people from the total number tested is also increasing. From Friday, October 9, to Monday, October 19, the proportion of positive tests, with one exception, always exceeded 25 percent. It never happened once before this period. The ministry will publish Tuesday’s balance of tests this evening.

The number of infected people in the Zlín region is now increasing the most. In the last seven days, there have been about 881 new cases of covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants. The second most significant increase was recorded in the district of Prostějov, more than 770. Over 700 cases per 100,000 inhabitants were detected by laboratories in the districts of Plzeň, Plzeň-sever, Plzeň-jih and Uherské Hradiště.

In the Czech Republic, the obligation to wear veils even in the territory of municipalities applies if a person is closer than two meters to another. Exceptions are members of one family or people playing sports. Veils are mandatory in the car again, unless you drive alone or with family members. People must have their mouths and noses covered inside all buildings except households or accommodation and vehicles and public transport platforms.

The Minister of Health Roman Prymula said in the Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday that even under the current restrictions, there are still too many contacts between people, and the restrictions are often not observed. He expects the most significant impact on the health care system between November 3 and 11. According to him, the measures will probably be tightened even more.