Covid numbers continue to climb, large rise in weekly incidence rate

Some 1,157 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the Czech Republic on Saturday. This was nearly 500 more than on the same day a week previously and the highest number on a non-weekday since the start of May.

There were 463 people in hospital with the coronavirus on Saturday, 135 more than a week earlier.

The weekly case incidence rate now stands at 86 per 100,000 people; the previous Saturday it was at 56.

The Covid reproduction number dropped slightly to 1.41.

Author: Ian Willoughby