Czechia on brink of flu epidemic

The health authorities have warned that Czechia is on the brink of a flu epidemic. The number of respiratory diseases has increased by 13 percent on the previous week, with the cases of flu up by 125 percent.

More than 2,800 cases of Covid-19 were registered on Monday, the highest figure in over 18 months, according to Health Ministry data. Nearly 650 people are currently hospitalized with Covid-19, with 38 of them in need of intensive care.

According to the chairman of the Czech Vaccinology Society Roman Chlíbek, the number of infected people is likely to be about four to five times higher than the number of those who tested positive.

Author: Ruth Fraňková