New Record of Daily COVID-19 Cases, Over 6,000 People In Hospital

The Czech Republic reported 27,717 new coronavirus cases for Thursday, the highest daily tally since the pandemic started, Health Ministry data showed on Friday.

The data showed the epidemic gaining pace with 131,731 cases detected over past seven days, compared to 73,200 cases reported for all of October.

Thursday’s tally was the third record count reported in the past seven days.

Over 6,000 people are currently hospitalized with Covid, of whom 895 require intensive care.

The Czech Republic currently has the second-highest per-capita rate of new Covid-19 cases in Europe, with an average of 1,097 cases per 100,000 inhabitants registered over the past seven days.

The worst situation is in neighboring Slovakia with a weekly incidence ratio of 1,430 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The number of people who died of coronavirus reached 32,643. About a hundred people die every day.

In the latest attempt to stem one of the world’s highest infection rates, the Czech government on Thursday ordered bars and clubs to close at 10 p.m. and banned Christmas markets.



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