ONLINE: There were 8,713 positive cases in the Czech Republic on Saturday, the number of hospitalized and deaths is rising | iROZHLAS

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On Saturday, there were 8713 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Czech Republic. Although it is about 2,400 fewer infected than on record Friday, it is the highest increase on the weekend, when it is usually less tested, and overall the fourth highest number in a single day since the beginning of the epidemic.




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The statistics added another 14 deaths from Saturday evening, a total of 1352 people died with covid-19. According to the latest data on the website of the Ministry of Health, there were 3415 people in hospitals, of which 596 were in serious condition.

Since the first cases of covid-19 appeared in the country in early March, almost 169,000 people have been infected with coronavirus, with more than 98,000 being detected by laboratories in October. In the middle of this week, daily increments reached over 9,000 for the first time, and on Friday over 11,000. The laboratories detected 9,544 cases on Wednesday, 9,720 on Thursday and 11,105 on Friday. The weekend record was still held last Saturday, October 10, with 4,636 cases.

The number of deaths has doubled since the end of September, the number of patients hospitalized with coronavirus has more than tripled and the number of patients in severe conditions has also tripled.

On Friday, laboratories in the Czech Republic evaluated a record 37,825 tests, the current maximum from Wednesday was about 3,000 lower. There were 29.36 percent positive tests on Friday. Minister of Health Roman Prymula (for YES) said at a press conference on Friday that the limit to which the Czech Republic needs to reach is a share below ten percent positive of all daily tests.

According to Prymula, infections will increase for another ten days to two weeks. Experts say that about three to four percent of those infected will enter hospitals, of which about 20 percent will be in serious condition. The time from diagnosis to severe symptoms that require hospitalization is between a week and ten days. The intensive care coordinator in the country, Vladimír Černý, said on Friday that the coming weeks will be extremely difficult for the Czech healthcare system, very demanding, especially for healthcare professionals, but there is no danger of the system collapsing.

The number of deaths doubled in October. The health minister said on Saturday that if the government allowed the epidemic to take place without action, there could be around 30,000 deaths. stated why there was no need for restrictive measures due to influenza. “It simply came to our notice then. That is why we are taking these measures, and it is logical that when we made them very hard in the first wave, there were only a few hundred dead. We will be worse off at the moment, but the numbers are still significantly lower than if we did nothing, “he said in another post on twitter.

Due to the unfavorable development of the coronavirus epidemic, stricter anti-epidemic measures have been in force throughout the Czech Republic since Wednesday. All schools from primary to tertiary have switched to distance learning, except for classes for children with special needs. Restaurants, bars, clubs are closed, cultural and sports events are prohibited. A maximum of six people can gather. No further action will be taken in the coming days, Prymula said on Friday.

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