It increased on Wednesday 7,377 newly identified coronavirus infections, according to statistics Ministry of Health. The development curve thus practically copies the numbers from last week, when the most new infections were recorded on Tuesday. It’s the worst Prague, north AND Central Bohemia, on the contrary, the best development was recorded in western Bohemia and around Brno. The incidence in the last 7 days per 100 thousand inhabitants has increased to 380.
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Although the newly infected numbers show that this week is worse, the development practically copies the curve from last week. The fact that there was an increase of less than 10,000 people on Wednesday may be positive, however, compared to last week we have about 1200 infected vice. She is the worst hit Prague West, which the district holds Czech Linden. These two districts follow the district Prague AND Prague East.
We can see the positive in the number of hospitalized people who have a declining trend. While on Wednesday, December 22, it was in hospitals 4574 persons of which 816 it required extra care, on Wednesday it was 2714 persons and 482 people with a severe course.
“Given that omicron is significantly more contagious than the delta variant and given the numbers of positive samples suspected of omicron after discriminant PCR tests, it can be expected that the omicron variant will become dominant relatively quickly. The National Reference Laboratory has estimated that more than 50% of all positive cases could reach omicron in about ten days to two weeks. “ said on Tuesday the director of the State Institute of Public Health MUDr. Barbora Macková
However, the omicron has no effect on the death toll yet. Dozens of people are still dying in hospitals, according to statistics they died on Wednesday 20 people. The total number of deaths is currently 36 449 people.
Fortunately, what is not decreasing is the higher number of doses. It was reported on Wednesday 89 844 vaccination, of which 77 184 were booster doses. Total 7 522 people ended on Wednesday. Together it is in the Czech Republic 6,677,564 persons with discontinued vaccinations, booster doses have already been vaccinated 2 632 237.
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