At the turn of the month, the curve showing the daily gains infected with coronavirus also broke. Since Monday alone, there have been almost twice as many cases as in the last week of June.
See how the disease spreads in the unique map HERE. You can see how the vaccination is progressing HERE. Find out what measures apply HERE.
Wednesday and Thursday have the largest share in this, when both days there was an increase of 278 cases, the most since the beginning of June.
In absolute numbers, Prague leads the way, accounting for almost a third of the nationwide increase on Thursday with 96 newly infected. In the Pilsen Region there were 40 positively tested, in Central Bohemia by five less.
The darkest is the coronavirus map currently in Prague, Pilsen and Rokycany. In these regions, more than 34 are infected per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 7 days. The districts of Plzeň-sever, Plzeň-jih and Praha-západ have been moving over 25 infected people per hundred thousand inhabitants in the last seven days. The Benešov region is then approaching the border.
The positivity of the tests also increases very slightly, but it is still very low. In none of the categories does it exceed the two percent threshold, which is a turning point for the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control in assessing national risk. WHO then considers the situation in the country under control if the positivity is below five percent.
So far, other relevant indicators of development have remained optimistic. Currently, 35 people are hospitalized for coronavirus, 4 of whom are in severe condition.
Currently, the main weapon against the disease is covid-19 vaccination. Even in the Czech Republic, laboratories register a so-called delta variant, which worsens the situation around the world.
However, according to epidemiologist Rastislav Hungarian, the situation might not be as bad as last autumn. “I believe that if it spreads (delta mutation, ed. Note), it will not necessarily manifest itself in medical facilities. From the beginning of the pandemic, we have said ‘let’s not look at the hospital’, where the growth of those infected will always show up in the end. But due to high rates of vaccination and vaccination, the situation is changing, and it is now legitimate to wait to see if the cases have to manifest in hospitals. If not, we will try to do without a lockdown, “the expert explained in an interview with Seznam Zprávy in mid-June.