Number of Covid cases continues to rise

The Czech Republic registered 11,553 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, approximately 2,500 more than on the same day last week. It is the highest number of positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants registered in any EU state.

The health authorities are conducting around 70,000 tests a say and around 35 percent of them are positive.  6,343 people are currently hospitalized with the infection, and over 1,200 of them are in a serious condition – a new high since the start of the epidemic. The death toll is presently at 18.913.