Czech Republic sees highest daily COVID-19 death toll
In the Czech Republic, 24 people died on Sunday with coronavirus, the most in one day since the beginning of the epidemic. Today, another ten cases were added for a total of 757 deaths. So far, tests have confirmed COVID-19 in 1250 people, 143 more than in the early evening on Sunday. According to the Ministry of Health, there are currently 37,763 patients, of which 1,242 are in hospitals.
The resort recorded the highest increase in the number of deaths of people with COVID so far last week on Thursday when 22 infected people died. One case less was on 2 October and 23 September.
Laboratories in the Czech Republic performed 7553 tests on COVID on Sunday, at least since Sunday, 13 September. The share of positive tests, which was 24.35 percent on Sunday, was almost twice as high as a week earlier.
A total of 83,696 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed during the entire epidemic in the Czech Republic. Recently, daily increases in infection have repeatedly broken records. On Sunday, there were 1,841 cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic, which was the largest increase on a Sunday since the beginning of the epidemic, which is also the fourth-highest increase in those infected on the weekend since the beginning of March, when the first cases of the disease appeared in the Czech Republic.
In recent weeks, however, the number of hospitalized has been increasing. According to the latest data from the ministry, 1242 people are hospitalized, of which 265 patients are in serious condition. In the whole of last week, the number of hospitalized increased by more than four hundred.
The largest increase in the number of infected people was in the past seven days in the Uherské Hradiště region, where 429 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants were added. In no other region has the increase exceeded 300 cases. In the Benešov region, where the second largest growth was recorded, there were about 287 new cases per week per 100,000 inhabitants.
Today, a state of emergency has begun in the Czech Republic due to the spread of COVID-19. The government approved its introduction for a month on Wednesday. Starting today, new restrictions will apply for two weeks, which will affect the operation of schools, leisure time, cultural, sports and other mass events, weddings, and worship services.
Health Minister Roman Prymula said today after the government meeting that if 30 to 40 percent of the population does not respect current measures against the spread of coronavirus, the government will probably have to tighten in about ten days.
On Tuesday, the government’s health risks council will discuss the plan for further action. On Friday, Prymula wants to present a summary of measures for individual scenarios of the epidemic. It will announce which less fundamental regulations will come into force on Friday, which after 14 days and which will be long-term. According to Prymula, the measures under consideration will be about 60. The government will also select them according to their impact on the economy.