New whooping cough cases decrease in week-on-week comparison

Last week there were 1,266 new cases of whooping cough registered in Czechia, a decrease of 338 or about a fifth less than the previous week. So far this year, there have been a total of 12,239 recorded cases of whooping cough in the country, compared to only 494 last year for the entire 12-month period.

However, the State Health Institute, which published the data, also said in the same press release that the disease is not serious for most people, with only 2.1 percent of patients requiring hospitalisation.

Author: Anna Fodor