Covid epidemic gradually slowing

The Czech Republic registered 2,149 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, the lowest daily increase since the start of the year, according to data released by the Czech Health Ministry. The number of people hospitalized with Covid has dropped to 6,384, of which 1,446 are in a serious condition. The reproduction number is now at 0.7; the risk index is at 52 points out of 100. The Covid-related death toll is close to 27,000.