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October 8, 2020 Politics

Czechia's daily coronavirus cases surge to 5,935

Czechia's daily coronavirus cases surge to 5,935 - Czech Points

New COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic broke the record for the second time in a row. After Tuesday’s almost 4,500 new infections, there were 5,935 cases on Wednesday, the highest daily increase since the epidemic began. According to the Ministry of Health. The number of deaths from people infected with coronavirus also rose sharply on Wednesday. After Sunday’s record 30 deaths in one day, there were more than two dozen deaths on Monday and Tuesday and another 19 on Wednesday.

Since March 1, when the first cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in the Czech Republic, COVID-19 tests have confirmed a total of 95,360 people. More than half of those infected have recovered from the disease; currently, 43,764 people are ill. 829 people infected with coronavirus have already died.

The record for the daily increase in COVID-19 cases has been broken four times in the last two weeks. The share of confirmed cases of infection in the number of tests performed is also significantly increasing. Already on Sunday, it reached a record of 23.74 percent, and on Tuesday, the new record was broken again, when positive tests hit 24 percent.

In most infected people, COVID-19 has a mild course. However, although the proportion of people who end up in hospital after an infection is small, it has been rising in recent days. It exceeded four percent on Tuesday. The last time it was higher was at the end of June.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is rising sharply, as is the number of deaths. According to the latest data from the ministry, the number of hospitalizations rose by half to 1,563 since the beginning of October alone.

The most common COVID-19 is currently spreading in the Uherské Hradiště region, where about 413 new cases of the disease per 100,000 inhabitants have appeared in the last seven days. The second-largest increase was recorded in the Náchod region with about 357 cases and the third-highest in the Liberec region with 315 cases.