Number of people hospitalized with Covid rising

The Czech Republic registered 421 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, an increase of 44 on the previous day and 116 more than on the same day a week ago. The number of people hospitalized with Covid has almost doubled in the space of a week, with 109 people now in need of hospital care. The reproduction number is presently at 1.44. The health authorities have warned that the country is on the brink of a fourth wave of the pandemic and have rolled out a campaign to convince more people to get vaccinated.The vast majority of people in hospital were not inoculated.