The Czech Republic reported 281 cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, the largest one-day increase since the end of June, bringing the country’s total to 15,081.
More than three-fifths recovered from the infection. As of Saturday morning, a total of 369 people died, two on Friday, July 24. There are 142 people currently hospitalized, 20 of them in critical conditions.
On Tuesday, July 21, Czech laboratories detected 206 cases, a day later 246. On Thursday, the increase slowed slightly to 235, On Friday it went up again to 280, the highest daily increase since June 28.
There are several local outbreaks in the Czech Republic. The Karviná region with 63 cases, has the highest number of people infected in the last seven days per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Frýdek-Místek region with 36 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Prague registered 38 new cases in the last 24 hours. The increase in recent days is due, among other things, to the outbreak in the Techtle Mechtle nightclub.
From Saturday (July 25) at midnight, it will be mandatory to wear face masks at indoor public gatherings with over 100 people, including cultural and sports events, as well as during weddings or funerals.
From Monday, July 27, the public will be required also to wear a face mask in pharmacies and medical facilities, “where it is not always possible to maintain a two-meter distance from other people”, the Czech government said in an update on its website.
Masks will not be compulsory on trams, trains, or in shopping centers.
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