Covid-19: Czechia, once worst in EU for new infections, now ranks 15th

The Czech Republic, which had the highest new coronavirus infection rate in the European Union from February to mid-March, now ranks 15th in the bloc, according to the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC).

The Czech Republic over the past 14 days had an average of 298 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Cyprus had the highest infection rate in the EU (1,145 per 100,000 inhabitants), followed by Sweden (692) and Croatia (673).

As for deaths per capita in the last two weeks, the Czech Republic is 8th worst, with 78 deaths per million inhabitants. Hungary had the highest number (259 deaths per million inhabitants), followed by Bulgaria (187) and Poland (157 dead), according to the ECDC.

According to the Czech Ministry of Health, there have been 111 cases per 100,000 inhabitants here on average in the past 7 days. The government has set a threshold of 75 cases per 100,000 inhabitants to open outdoor spaces for restaurants and hotels to 25 percent capacity.

Author: Brian Kenety