Covid cases grow for second week in row, but fewer people hospitalised

Some 2,160 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in the Czech Republic over the past seven days, which is about 360 more than in the previous week, according to Ministry of Health data.

The reproduction rate has been above 1.0 in recent days, which indicates that the epidemic is accelerating. There are now on average 20 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, compared with 17 a week ago.

While the number of detected cases has been growing for two weeks in a row, the number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 has been decreasing. A total of 94 coronavirus patients were in hospital on Thursday, which was 13 fewer than on the same day a week ago.

Author: Ruth Fraňková