Record increase in Covid cases on Saturday

Laboratories in the Czech Republic registered 14,402 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, the highest number on a weekend day since the start of the pandemic.

4,818 people are currently hospitalized with Covid, of whom 713 require intensive care. The incidence number for the Czech Republic has climbed to 978 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Hospitals are once again postponing elective care and many have asked the army for help due to a shortage of staff. Soldiers are currently helping out in 24 hospitals and will appear in 15 more on Monday. According to the chief-of-staff requests for assistence are pouring in.