Although the number of new confirmed cases is on the rise, the number of people infected with the virus in hospital in serious condition has been between 20 and 30 in the past week.
The infection rate, that is, the number of new cases of infection in the past seven days per 100,000 population, is increasing. Today it is 148 cases. The highest infection rate is in the Hradec Kralove region with 167 cases, and the lowest is in the Karlovy Vary region with 100 cases.
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Labs conducted about 12,900 PCR and antigen tests on Wednesday, up 1,350 from the previous week.
Since the beginning of the epidemic in March 2020, more than 4.08 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Czech Republic. This number does not include cases in which a person has been repeatedly infected.
There are 326,518 suspected cases of re-infection, and examinations on Wednesday revealed 1,373 of them, and during the entire period of the epidemic, 40,990 people infected with Covid-19 virus died in the country. Over the past week, the stats have recorded 45 deaths, and these numbers may change due to reporting.
Interest in vaccination before autumn is increasing
The number of people turning to get the Covid vaccine has been increasing in recent days. On Wednesday, 9,798 people were vaccinated, an increase of about 2,940 from last week. General practitioners advise vaccinating people against the coronavirus before winter.
On Tuesday, the manufacturer Pfizer/BioNTech sent to the Czech Republic the first delivery of a modified covid-19 vaccine for the latest variants of the omikron virus BA.4 and BA.5. The amount is more than 600 thousand, the same number will come next week.
So far, this vaccine is only available at some vaccination sites, and it is also possible to register for the vaccination in advance. In October, the Ministry of Health expects another 1.5 million doses and in November two million doses of these vaccines.
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