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August 12, 2020 Politics

Daily COVID-19 cases double in Czech Republic

Daily COVID-19 cases double in Czech Republic - Czech Points

The daily increase in confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Czech Republic doubled on Tuesday compared to Monday, with 288 more tested. Since the beginning of the epidemic, laboratories have confirmed COVID-19 in 18,783 people. Over 70 percent of those infected have already recovered from the disease, and 391 have died. There are currently 5,170 patients, according to data published by the Ministry of Health.

On Monday, the laboratories registered 140 new cases. Last week, on weekdays, the increase ranged from Monday’s 209 to Friday’s 322 positive tests, which was the third-highest increase since the beginning of the Czech Republic epidemic. On Saturday and Sunday, as in the previous weekend, the number of infected people fell below 200.

According to the latest data, 131 patients were treated in hospitals on Monday, 24 doctors rate 24 as severe. According to epidemiologists, the number of hospitalized mustn’t increase sharply. Most people with COVID-19 were treated in hospitals in the first half of April. The maximum was 437 hospitalized on 9 April. In the second half of April, the number of patients began to decline significantly. From the beginning of June, they range from about 70 to 130.

The most affected region remains Frýdek-Místek, but the number of recorded cases of COVID-19 in the last seven days per 100,000 inhabitants is declining. While according to Monday evening’s data, it was 82 people, according to the latest data from the ministry, it is about 48 infected. The Klatovy region follows it with 38 cases and Prague’s city with almost 26 cases. The districts of Prague-East and Kolín have over 20 people infected in the past week per 100,000 inhabitants. In the last seven days, there is no new infected in the districts of Sokolov, Tachov, Rokycany, Děčín, Jeseník, and Bruntál.

Due to the growth in the number of people infected, Greece has introduced mandatory tests for citizens of the Czech Republic, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, and the Netherlands. The measure will begin on 17 August. According to chief hygienist Jarmila Rážová, there is a chance that Greece will return the Czech Republic to the list of safe countries in probably two weeks.