Spike in coronavirus cases continues but no second wave, says minister

A spike in the number of detected coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic has continued, with 305 recorded on Sunday. That was the highest single-day increase since April 3. The jump is seen as stemming from widespread testing in the Karviná area of the Moravian Silesian Region, including at the OKD mining company, the Czech News Agency said.

Some 168 fresh cases of Covid-19 were registered on Friday, while Saturday saw an increase of 260. The minister of health, Adam Vojtěch, says the country is not seeing a second wave of the coronavirus. The spike is instead the result of mass testing in Karviná, which is currently the worst affected region, he said.

Author: Ian Willoughby