Record number of Covid-19 infections registered on Friday

The Czech Republic registered 15,252 new cases of Covid-19 infections on Friday; the first time that the daily increase has crossed the 15,000 mark.

Close to 145,000 people are currently fighting the infection, over 5,000 are hospitalized, of those 751 in a serious condition. The death toll is close to 2,000.

Although the majority of people have mild or no symptoms the number of hospitalized and those in a serious condition is growing steeply.

Community transmissions are now taking place around the country and hygiene offices are having increasing problems tracing contacts.