COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus rapidly receding in the Czech Republic

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The number of new coronavirus cases only rose by 34 on Saturday, which was the lowest increase in the past nine days, and there were no COVID-19-related deaths for the second day in a row, according to the data the Czech Health Ministry released in the morning.

The number of hospitalized and seriously ill also fell.

On Saturday, laboratories conducted 2,796 COVID-19 tests, the smallest number since March 23. The proportion of those testing positive in the total number of tests surged to 1.22 percent.

In the past three months, there were 9,233 infected, over 70 percent of whom have been cured and 319 died. At present, 2,368 are ill with the disease.

In most of them, the course of COVID-19 has only been mild and the number of the hospitalized fell to 123, 11 fewer than a day ago. A total of 15 patients are in a serious condition, down from 18 on Saturday morning.

This week, the daily increases have been under 60.

Thanks to the positive epidemiological development, the unprecedented lockdown rules, imposed in mid-March, can be gradually loosened.

Since the start of the outbreak, the biggest number of infection cases has been recorded in Prague, 2,109. However, three-fifths have recovered. It is followed by the Moravia-Silesia and Central Bohemia regions with 1,586 and 1,070 infected, respectively.

The smallest incidence is in the South Bohemia and Vysocina regions, with 186 cases in each.

Taking into account the population number, the situation is also the worst in Prague with 121 ill per 100,000 population, followed by the Karlovy Vary Region with 154 and the Moravia-Silesia Region with 132 ill per 100,000 population.

There were no COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, just like on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Most, 95 victims have been in Prague, followed by the Moravia-Silesia Region with 60. The Zlin Region has only had two victims of the disease.

The elderly account for the crushing majority of the deaths. Out of the 319 deaths, 290 were over 65 let.

So far, the death toll has included 186 men and 133 women.

Epidemiologists are warning that the current across-the-board statistics is not quite relevant as it makes sense to focus on local monitoring.

In the Darkov mine in the Karvina area, north Moravia, there is now the biggest cluster with the number of infected has reached 343. These are the employees of the mine and their relatives.

On Monday, lockdown rules were massively loosened indoors and outdoors. Hotels, boarding houses, and restaurants have reopened and first graders can return to schools, provided strict sanitary and security rules are observed.

The mandatory wearing of face masks was canceled and it is easier to travel abroad.

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