Covid numbers again on increase in Czech Republic

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Czech Republic has risen for the third week in a row and the infection rate is accelerating. Nearly 3,300 new Covid cases were recorded in the last week, a rise of around 1,100 on the previous week. The seven-day case incidence rate is now at 31 per 100,000, up from 20 per 100,000 a week ago.

Some 120 people were in hospital with the coronavirus on Thursday, compared to 112 a week earlier.

The head of the Institute for Health Information and Statistics said the rise was due to the BA.5 variant of omicron, which spreads relatively quickly.

Author: Ian Willoughby