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August 21, 2020 Politics

Daily COVID-19 cases surge in Czech Republic

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

There are already 343 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Czech Republic today, which is the second-highest daily increase since the beginning of the epidemic. However, the number of new infections usually increases in the evening. Thus, the high reached on March 27, when laboratories in the Czech Republic detected 377 cases, will be exceeded. According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 21,388 people have tested positive so far today.

Four deaths from COVID-19 have also been added to the statistics. There are two deaths today, three on Thursday and Wednesday, none on Tuesday and four on Monday. However, in most patients, the course of the disease is mild. So far, 16,040 people have recovered. There are now 108 patients with coronavirus in hospitals, 22 of whom are in severe condition.

Since the beginning of the week, tests have confirmed the presence of coronavirus in 1,035 people. The most significant daily increase was recorded by health professionals on Wednesday when 316 new cases were added to the statistics. It was the fifth-highest daily increase since the beginning of the epidemic and the third highest in August. The number of proven cases increased by 281 on Tuesday and by 191 on Monday.

The most infected in the last seven days is per 100,000 inhabitants in the Plzeň-sever district, more than 36. It was followed by Uherskohradišťsko with 35 and Opavsko with less than 27 cases per 100,000 inhabitants last week.

On Thursday, the Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch announced the third change in the rules for wearing face masks in four days. Nose and mouth covering will not be mandatory in schools, shops, restaurants, and customer services such as hairdressers and pedicures. People will have to have veils in public transport, offices, medical and social facilities, and in the October regional and senate elections. The rules will apply from September.