Czech Republic coronavirus updates, June 4: 74 new cases reported, Czech-Slovak border opened

Wednesday was the second straight day with an increase in new COVID-19 cases following a small outbreak at Brno's University Hospital

Jason Pirodsky

Written by Jason Pirodsky Published on 04.06.2020 09:23:34 (updated on 04.06.2020) Reading time: 1 minute

The Czech Republic reported 74 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, according to the latest figures released by the Czech Health Ministry this morning.

Wednesday represents the second straight day of an increase in new cases in the Czech Republic, after 34 new cases were reported on Monday and 62 on Tuesday.

Over the weekend, the country reported a daily increase in new cases in the 30s. The daily number of new cases has been less than 100 since May 24.

A chunk of the new cases reported yesterday can be traced to an isolated outbreak in Brno, where 13 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at the city’s University Hospital in Bohunice as of yesterday afternoon. The new cases include both patients and healthcare professionals.

A total of 5,415 COVID-19 tests were performed on Monday, and 6,116 on Tuesday. The number of tests performed on Wednesday will be updated later this morning.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic since the outset of the outbreak in mid-March now stands at 9,441.

The number of current cases, however, is now 2,365, following 324 deaths and 6,752 confirmed recoveries.

Initial numbers from this morning have confirmed one new COVID-19-related death on Wednesday and two recoveries, though this number is likely to rise as more data comes in. On Monday and Tuesday, there were 38 and 32 reported recoveries, respectively.

As of this morning, borders between the Czech Republic and Slovakia have completely reopened, restoring movement between the two countries to its normal pre-coronavirus state.

Also yesterday, Czech neighbor Austria announced that they would be completely opening their borders with neighboring countries except for Italy as of today. A announcement from the Czech side confirming free travel between the two countries has yet to be made, but is expected soon.

Also of today, the number of visitors allowed at Czech zoos has significantly increased, meaning Prague Zoo can now serve their usual amount of visitors. Through the end of June, health workers, police, and firefighters can visit Prague Zoo for a symbolic one crown.

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