“We Are Facing Another Wave of the Epidemic”, Says Vojtěch. But the Situation is “Not Dramatic”

According to the Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch (ANO), the Czech Republic is at the foot of another wave of the epidemic coming again from the West, where the number of new cases of coronavirus infection has been growing in recent weeks.

According to the Minister, the situation is not dramatic, not even in the Karlovy Vary Region, where the number of new infections per hundred thousand inhabitants per week is the highest.

“I expected that the situation could worsen after the holidays. I am not saying that it is only a question of children returning to school, but in general the society’s return to some normal regime, with greater mobility of people,” said Vojtech.

The increase in the number of cases has not yet been reflected in a significantly serious clinical course of the disease, although the number of patients has also increased in hospitals.

As of Tuesday, September 7, 82 people are hospitalized, while more than three-quarters of those newly infected are unvaccinated.

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) told Czech Television in Litoměřice that the government expects the number of people infected will continue to grow. However, any measures against the spread of coronavirus will be managed locally.

There were another 391 coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic on Monday, the biggest number since early June, and it was 150 more than a week ago.

The incidence rate, showing the weekly number of newly infected per 100,000 population, rose from 16 to 18. The reproduction number, standing for the average number of those infected with COVID by one person, has increased from 1.26 to 1.36.

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