In the last seven days, 4,442 proven cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus occurred in Prague, approximately 2,000 more than a week earlier. On Friday, October 22, statistics were released on 2,388 new cases. The number of deaths of people with covid has also risen to more than double the previous level in the metropolis. Against five of them, 11 have been added to the statistics in the last seven days. This follows from data on the website of the Ministry of Health.
The highest daily transmission of covid-19 cases in the last week was recorded by Prague hygienists on Tuesday, 936. It was at most from March 23.
At 100,000 inhabitants, it currently accounts for the capital 333 newly confirmed cases of covid in seven days. The national average is 276. Of the 14 regions, Prague has the fifth highest incidence number. He leads the Olomouc Region, where in the last seven days they have discovered 407 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Since the onset of the epidemic last March, 201,683 people have been shown to have been infected with a new type of coronavirus in the capital. The vast majority of them were cured, but 2,798 people with a proven covid died.
In the last week, health workers in the metropolis have administered 34,265 doses of covid vaccination. That was 8,600 more doses than in the previous seven days. Since the start of vaccination last December, almost 2.26 million doses of vaccination have been given in the capital.
Researchers from the University of Chemical Technology (ICT) warn that the number of infected people in Prague is much higher than the official statistics. They base their findings on wastewater research – they analyze the amount of viral RNA that got in there from infected stools. On Friday morning, Associate Professor Jan Bartáček from the Institute of Water Technology and the ICT Institute said on the basis of new analyzes by Radiožurnál that viral load in wastewater in Prague now corresponds to the number of infected from the most serious waves this March. At that time, there were 18,000 infected people in the metropolis.