Czech COVID-19 Cases Rising at Fastest Rate in Europe

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Czech COVID-19 Cases Rising at Fastest Rate in Europe

The Czech Republic today released 4,457 infections with the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, a new record that raises the rate accumulated in the last two weeks to 327 per 100,000 inhabitants, exceeding Spain’s figures.

The rate of positive cases accumulated in the Czech Republic in the past two weeks exceeded the figures for Spain, which registered 302 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

This rate of accumulated positive cases for Czechs is the highest in the European Union (EU).

The country has been in a state of emergency since Monday, after the new restrictions enacted in September to contain the new coronavirus had little impact, including anticipating the closure of bars and restaurants, or imposing the mask on all internal public spaces and the means of transport.

According to the Czech Ministry of Health, a total of 90,022 positive cases have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic in the country and, among these cases, 48,788 people have already been cured and 794 have died.

Currently, the country registers 1,397 hospitalized patients with covid-19, 3.8% of active infections, a situation that puts the response capacity of hospital centers at risk.

That is why Czech Health Minister Roman Prymula has warned that he will announce on Friday a new package of severe measures to contain the pandemic in the country.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed about 1.5 million deaths and more than 35.5 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.