Active Coronavirus Cases in the Czech Republic Swing to New High

The tally of active cases of the new coronavirus in the Czech Republic has risen to 4,764, above the previous high of 4,737 seen in April, health ministry data showed on Sunday.

The new cases are mostly registered in the north-east where a mine outbreak occurred and have so far been milder than before.

The active cases have gone up as the daily has been above 100 over the past few days, outscoring the number of recoveries.

Outbreaks are rising in the region, and Covid-19 is spreading to at-risk groups over the age of 65.

The number of people in hospitals was 135 on Saturday, far below capacities of the national health system as presented by the government.

On Friday, authorities tightened coronavirus restrictions in the Moravian-Silesian region. Under the tightening of restrictions, the compulsory wearing of face coverings has been reintroduced, while restaurant opening hours have been reduced.

Workers crossing the borders of Poland and Slovakia to start their job must submit a negative test every two weeks for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Additionally, checks have been implemented for individuals at border-crossings.

The Czech Republic had 13,885 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, with 113 new infections on Saturday. So far, 358 people have died.



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