For the first time in 2021, the reproductive index “R”, which determines the number of people infected with a single patient, exceeded 1.35 in the Czech Republic. This indicator has been increasing for two weeks, at the end of June it exceeded the value of 1.
The Ministry of Health confirms that at the same time there is no increase in the number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19. Currently, 25 of them are in hospitals, including three patients who are in serious condition. There have been no coronavirus-related deaths in the country over the past week.
In the past seven days, approximately 12 SARS-CoV-2 infections have been recorded per 100,000 people in the Czech Republic. population. A week ago, this number was 9. The situation of the epidemic in individual regions of the country is very diverse. It is the hardest in Prague, Plzen and Karlovy Vary. Since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly 1.7 million people in the Czech Republic have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. About 98 percent. Already recovered from COVID-19. More than 2,000 people are currently suffering from the coronavirus. Persons.
According to experts, the disease most often affects young people who have not been vaccinated. The largest increase was recorded in Prague in the 16-20 age group. The Minister of Health, Adam Foich, has ordered increased checks on vaccination certificates and negative test results in clubs and discos.