On Thursday, 1,624 cases of coronavirus were added in the Czech Republic, 17 more than a week ago. The daily increase of the infected is thus increasing slightly for the fifth day in a row. There is a similar development for suspected re-infection, the number of which increased by nine in a week-on-week comparison to 645. People with covid-19 in hospitals decreased by a fifth compared to the previous week to 703, and the number of patients in a serious condition is also lower. Almost 11,000 infections in the past week are slightly less than a week earlier. This follows from information on the website of the Ministry of Health.
The return of people from holidays and children to school in the previous two years started the autumn waves of the coronavirus epidemic. This year, the Ministry of Health expects the next wave later than last year and the year before, according to Minister Vlastimil Válk (TOP 09), it will probably arrive in November. Therefore, the Ministry is not yet preparing any measures against the spread of the disease, it recommends wearing respirators or masks in risky places, such as medical facilities and social care facilities. It also encourages especially elderly and chronically ill people to come for a second booster dose of vaccination against covid-19.
The daily number of new cases of the coronavirus increased slightly in the week-on-week comparison from Sunday, until Saturday they decreased for ten days in a row. On Sunday, there were only one more positive tests, on Monday by around one hundred, on Tuesday and Wednesday by dozens of infected. There have been 703 hospitalized people with covid-19 since at least mid-July, 23 patients in serious condition, which is almost half the number compared to a week ago.
About 6,700 people underwent the coronavirus test on Thursday, compared to over 7,000 a week ago. The share of positive results changed only slightly in the week-on-week comparison. In the case of preventive tests, more than five percent of the samples were positive, and in the most numerous diagnostic tests for people with symptoms of the disease, it was 31 percent. For epidemiological tests, which are carried out for example due to contact with an infected person, 19 percent were positive.
The incidence number, which indicates the number of newly confirmed cases of infection with the coronavirus over the past seven days per 100,000 inhabitants, remains at 102 for the third day in a row, a week ago the incidence was 103. The highest is now in the Hradec Králové Region with 115 cases and the lowest in Karlovy Vary region with 85 cases per week per 100,000 inhabitants.
During the epidemic in the Czech Republic since the beginning of March 2020, tests have revealed more than 4.04 million cases of coronavirus. Suspected re-infection, which does not include the total number, was more than 308,300. So far, 40,839 people have died from covid-19 in the Czech Republic. There were 49 deaths in the last seven days, 66 a week earlier. The Ministry of Health recorded 10,950 confirmed infections in the past week against 10,989 in the previous seven days.
About 6.89 million people were fully vaccinated against covid-19 in the Czech Republic. Almost 4.3 million people received the first booster dose and almost 167,600 received the second. On Thursday, 6,149 people were vaccinated, about 1,400 fewer than a week ago. Interest in the vaccine was lower than a week earlier on almost all days of the past week, people especially come for the second booster dose.
Source: Tyden.cz by www.tyden.cz.
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