Coronavirus: Karlovy Vary and Prague most affected regions

Tuesday saw 553 people in the Czech Republic test positive for COVID-19, according to data from the Ministry of Health. While this is the second highest single daily rise since the end of May, compared with previous week’s Tuesday it is 30 cases fewer, the Czech News Agency reports.

A total of 145 people required hospitalisation as of Wednesday morning. That is nearly 50 percent more than last week. 25 of the patients required intensive care.

The reproduction number on Wednesday lay at 1.11, falling from Tuesday’s 1.18. However, the number, which indicates how many people get infected from one person with COVID-19, has been above 1 since August 26.

Meanwhile, the incidence number - the average rate of individuals infected per 100,000 people - has recently been stagnating or falling in many regions. For example, in the most severely hit Karlovy Vary Region, the incidence number fell from Tuesday’s 47 to 40 on Wednesday. Prague’s incidence number also lies at 40, meaning that these are the two currently most affected regions in Czechia, followed by the Moravian-Silesian Region in third place (32 cases).

Author: Tom McEnchroe