More than 10,000 Czechs have already died of coronavirus

The reproduction rate rose from 1.18 to 1.22

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Echo24, Czech News Agency

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, more than 10,000 people have died in the Czech Republic from the virus. Per the number of deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, Czechia is now the fifth-most affected country in the EU.
Only Belgium, Italy, Slovenia and Spain have fared worse.
Until the beginning of October, the Czech Republic was one of the least affected EU countries. In April, Czechia was the eighth-least affected country in the Union, the tenth in May, the eighth again in July, and the sixth in September.
From a global point of view, based on the number of deaths from COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants, the Czech Republic is now in 12th place.
Per the number of cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants, the Czech Republic is in second place in the EU after Luxembourg and is fifth in the world.
Meanwhile, the epidemiological situation in the country is getting worse again. On Thursday, there were 7,590 new coronavirus cases, which is 1,694 more than a week ago. The index of the Czech anti-epidemic system then hit the fifth and highest category on Friday, as the reproduction rate (number of people an infected person goes on to infect) rose from 1.18 to 1.22.
Title image: Medical workers examine rapid antigen tests for the coronavirus in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. The voluntary testing, which is free of charge, started on Wednesday at hundreds of sites across the country and will last until Jan. 15. The Czech Republic has been facing a rise in new coronavirus infections in December. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)


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