On Easter Monday, there were 185 confirmed cases of covid-19 in Prague, 69 less than on Sunday. The lowest daily records were recorded by hygienists in the capital for the last time on Sunday, December 6. Last week, however, the Minister of Health, Jan Blatný (for YES), directly accused the people of Prague of going to the Vltava embankment without veils on warm days, and stated that they could not behave.
However, the number of vaccinations was also extremely low on Monday, with only 563 administered doses of allowances being the last value since 3 January.
The result was probably influenced by an extended Easter weekend with four days off, when less testing and vaccinations took place.
The PES index in the capital fell from 45 to 39 points per day, reaching the second, yellow level of the system after a long time. The last time he was there was in early December.
The PES, which takes into account selected epidemiological data, now serves only as an illustration of the development of the epidemic. The government has not been in control of the system it came up with last year to guide the implementation of coronavirus measures since about the beginning of the year, due to, among other things, British mutations and hospital overload. She planned to adjust it, but that hasn’t happened yet.
|Criteria for the anti-epidemic system (PES)|
|• How many people have been infected recently?|
|4-day numbers positive for COVID-19 (per 100,000 inhabitants)|
|• How many seniors have recently become infected?|
|14-day COVID-19 positive numbers (per 100,000 population aged 65 and over)|
|• The number of infected people is growing – is the virus spreading in the population?|
|Simplified calculation of the reproduction number|
|• Can we catch infected effectively and quickly?|
|Proportion of hospitalized, not captured in the community, in the last 14 days|
|source: Ministry of Health|
If the system were to apply, people in the yellow degree could go to a restaurant or culture, for example. However, a hard lockdown is now in place throughout the country, and the government has so far cautiously demanded the opening of schools and an end to restrictions on movement.
The second level of PES determines the value of 21 to 40 points. He is now close to the Karlovy Vary region with 46 points, the other regions are over 50. Most of the Czech Republic is in the third degree, the Ústí nad Labem, Liberec and Pilsen regions are in the “four”.
Since the beginning of the epidemic last March, tests in the capital have revealed 174,868 cases of new coronavirus infection, of which almost 91,500 were this year. At the turn of February and March, the daily increments twice exceeded 2,000 new cases per day. But they have fallen in the last month. The average for four working days last week was about 654 cases per day.
About nine out of ten infected have already recovered from the disease. On the contrary, 2490 people with a proven covid in Prague have died since the beginning of the epidemic. This indicator is also getting better, as of March 23, there was no day in the statistics when 20 or more people died in the capital. For the whole of March, such days were 14.
Prague hospitals are still reporting an onslaught
Despite the gradual improvement of the epidemic situation of the leading hospital in Prague, there is still a large influx of patients with covid. Out of a total of approximately 3,000 standard hospital beds with oxygen, less than a fifth were vacant this morning. Beds with lung ventilation were unoccupied by 13 percent in Prague hospitals, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health.
The statistics could not yet show how Praguers observed or did not comply with epidemic measures during the holidays.