Matt Atlas

Czech COVID-19 Cases Surpass 16,000

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic has surpassed 16,000 since the beginning of the pandemic. On Wednesday, there were 278 confirmed cases to a total of 16,093. The second highest daily increase since June, according to data from the Ministry of Health.

The country of 10.7 million has faced a rise in cases in July in several hot spots, including an outbreak at OKD’s coal mines and more recently in the capital Prague, which reported a daily record of 101 cases on Tuesday.

The number of people currently suffering from COVID-19 has also been growing steadily for the last two weeks. On Wednesday, it reached 4290, which is the most since mid-April.

The Prachatice region had the most new cases last week, with approximately 57 infected per 100,000 inhabitants in the previous seven days. In Prachatice, coronavirus testing of Intica Systems employees and other people connected to the company began on Wednesday. Three hundred thirty-three people have already taken the tests, and about thirty infected people have been confirmed. Prachatice overcame Jihlava, where the situation was the most serious so far. According to current data, there have been about 45 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the Jihlava region in the last seven days.

The figure increased the number of deaths with COVID-19 today before noon compared to morning data by four to 378. At the same time, however, it revised the data for previous days, so that today, according to the office, only two more have died. There were no deaths of those infected on Wednesday, and three people died on Tuesday.

According to the latest data from the ministry, there are 120 people in hospitals due to the virus from Wednesday evening, 21 are in serious condition.