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November 24, 2021 Uncategorized

Czechia's coronavirus infections hit new daily record

Czechia's coronavirus infections hit new daily record - Czech Points

On Tuesday, tests revealed 25,864 new cases of covid-19, the most in the day since the epidemic began. The weekly incidence is also record high. In the last seven days, 1,061 cases of coronavirus infection per 100,000 inhabitants have been confirmed in the Czech Republic. There are 5652 people in hospitals with a confirmed covid, of which 799 are in severe condition. This follows from data on the website of the Ministry of Health.

In the last eight days, the record values ​​of the daily number of infected have changed three times. For the first time on Tuesday, November 16, when 22,500 more infected. For the second time on Friday, November 19 with almost 23,000 cases, and for the third time this Tuesday.

High daily increases are also reflected in the weekly incidence. Last Tuesday, there were 813 new cases per 100,000 people in the previous seven days. On Sunday, the incidence number exceeded one thousand for the first time, and this Tuesday, there are 1,061 confirmed cases of infection in the last week for every 100,000 inhabitants.

The worst epidemic situation is still in Moravia and Silesia. In the Olomouc Region, the incidence number has already exceeded 1500. In the Zlín Region, there are 1,329 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week. At the opposite end of the table is the Karlovy Vary region with a weekly incidence of 376 cases per 100,000 people.

Of the districts, the worst is the epidemic situation in the Prostějov region, where the incidence number is approaching 1700. Olomouc is followed by 1623 and Šumperk with 1608 newly detected cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last week. The other ten districts have an incidence number in the range from 1300 to 1500. This category includes, for example, Vyškovsko, Zlínsko, Prachaticko or the district Praha-východ. The districts of Sokolov, Cheb and Karlovy Vary show the most favorable weekly incidence, less than 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Laboratories tested 110,700 samples for coronavirus on Tuesday, according to ongoing data. On the same day last week, they did about 34,000 more tests.

The number of those infected in hospitals is higher than 5,000 on the sixth day in a row. 5652 were hospitalized on Tuesdays, about 100 less than on Monday, but 1000 more on a week-on-week basis. According to the Ministry of Health, 799 covid patients are in a serious condition, the most since April 21 this year.

Since the beginning of the epidemic last March, more than two million people in the Czech Republic have been demonstrably infected with the new type of coronavirus. About nine out of ten infected have already recovered, while 32,408 people have died.

In the last seven days, the Ministry of Health records 637 deaths of people with proven covid. The daily maximum was 118 cases on Thursday, which was the highest number since April this year. Since the beginning of November, 1,545 people with covid have died so far, an average of 67 per day.

Vaccination experts consider vaccination to be the main tool for combating the epidemic. On Tuesday, medics in the Czech Republic administered 51,867 doses of vaccination, a number similar to a week ago. Since the start of vaccination at the end of last December, 13.1 million doses have been administered.

Interest in vaccinations has risen sharply in recent weeks. Since the beginning of November, 871,300 doses have been given, compared to less than 260,000 in the first 23 days of October.

Almost 6.3 million Czechs have completed vaccination. The number of booster doses given is approaching 675,000.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, 58.7 percent of all Czechs have completed vaccinations. In the category of people aged 12 and over for whom vaccines are approved, it is 67.3 percent. The highest proportion of vaccinated people is among seniors aged 70 to 79, at 85.7 percent. By contrast, the least vaccinated are young people between the ages of 12 and 15, of whom about a third have completed vaccinations.