Czech Covid reproduction number at highest level since February

The Covid reproduction number – the average number of people infected by one person with the virus – has climbed to 1.2 in the Czech Republic. This is its highest level since the end of February, at one of the worst periods since the coronavirus hit the country last year.

The reproduction number has been rising for five days in a row and on Wednesday breached 1:0, which signifies accelerated spread of the virus.

More positive tests are also being recorded, with the figures for Tuesday and Wednesday almost 50 percent higher than for the same days last week.

Author: Ian Willoughby