Largest number of coronavirus cases detected in Czechia on a Saturday since May

A total of 253 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, Health Ministry data shows. That is the highest number recorded for a weekend day, when testing is lower, since late May. Compared with Saturday last week, cases rose by roughly a quarter.

While the number of positive cases grew, the number of tests taken declined when compared to last Saturday from 47,500 to 44,000. The average detection rate therefore increased. Despite this, the reproduction number fell from 1.47 to 1.38. The incidence number - the average number of cases per 100,000 people in the population lies at 24.

The number of hospitalised patients in week-on-week terms rose by two-thirds to 103. Meanwhile, the number of patients in serious condition doubled to 16.

Author: Tom McEnchroe