Laboratories in the Czech Republic on Tuesday revealed 10,169 cases of coronavirus. For the first time in two weeks, more than ten thousand people were infected. Last Tuesday, the increase was about a thousand cases lower. There are 2,854 patients with hospitals in the hospitals, 506 of whom are in severe condition. The incidence number has risen again. There are 368 people per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days, ten more than on Tuesday. This follows from the data of the Ministry of Health.
Since the beginning of the epidemic in March 2020, more than 2.5 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Czech Republic. About 2.4 million people have been cured of the disease so far, while 36,397 people have died with the covid.
The epidemic slowed in December, but the number of new infections has been rising over the past two days. Experts expect that the number of new cases will continue to increase due to the more contagious variant of the coronavirus omicron. “The increase in incidence would have occurred in January even without the omicron with the delta itself, but the omikron, which is rapidly replacing and displacing the delta, will be responsible for the next rise,” said epidemiologist Rastislav Maďar on Tuesday. According to the predictions of the Institute of Health Information and Statistics (ÚZIS), the omicron wave can bring up to 50,000 new cases per day and around 7,000 infected in hospitals.
The revised data shows that the number of patients with covid rose above 3,000 on Monday. It fell on Tuesday, but this figure may change with further updates. Hospitals report many hospitalized retrospectively.
Laboratories performed approximately 88,000 tests on Tuesday, about 11,000 more than a week ago. The positivity increased in the case of preventive tests. Coronavirus was detected in 6.54 percent of the samples taken, a week ago it was 6.03 percent. On the other hand, the positivity dropped from 13.85 to 12.62 percent for the epidemiological indication, where people are tested for contact with the infected, for example. The proportion of positives in the so-called diagnostic indication, when people with symptoms are already being tested, decreased from 26.15 to 24.5 percent.
The incidence number increased in nine regions, decreased in four and stagnated in the Hradec Králové region. The highest incidence is in the capital, where there are 514 infected per 100,000 inhabitants last week. On the contrary, the relatively best situation is still in the Karlovy Vary region, which has an incidence of 221.
Paramedics administered 85,134 doses of covid vaccine on Tuesday. The interest was the highest in two weeks. Most people came for the third booster dose. In contrast, about 4,600 people underwent the first vaccination. 6.67 million people in the Czech Republic have completed vaccinations.
On Tuesday, in the 18 to 29 age group, a booster registration was opened five months after the second vaccine. Experts and politicians are urging people to come for the third dose, especially at a time when the more contagious variant of omicron is beginning to prevail. Revaccination significantly reduces the risk of a serious illness that requires hospitalization.
The epidemic is also accelerating in other countries. So far, the largest numbers of new infections in recent days have been recorded in the USA, France, Australia, Italy, Britain, Greece and Sweden, which had a record increase on 30 December. According to the AFP agency, Cyprus has the highest number of infected people per 100,000 people in the world, the incidence there on Tuesday was 2505.
Source: Tyden.cz by www.tyden.cz.
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