Covid-19: drop in new infections continues, reproduction rate at 0.7 - 0.8

The number of new Covid-19 infections in the Czech Republic fell to 7,357 cases on Friday, 500 fewer cases than on the previous day and 4,200 fewer a week ago. The downward trend in new cases has continued since strict measures were reintroduced with the reproduction rate now between 0.7 and 0.8.

According to the Ministry of Health, around 132,000 people currently have Covid-19, most of whom show mild or no symptoms. However, 7,237 people are being treated in hospital. Since March, a little more than 5,900 people in the country with Covid-19 have died, the vast majority in the second wave this autumn.

The disease is now most widespread in the Vysočina region, with four of its five districts now among the most affected in the Czech Republic. The Pelhřimov region has the highest infection rate of the past seven days, of 787 per 100,000 inhabitants. This is followed by Havlíčkův Brod, Žďár and Jihlava. The best performers are Prague-West and Prague, where there were 210 and 220 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively, in the past week.

Author: Brian Kenety