Czech Republic coronavirus updates, Nov. 10: Death toll reaches 5,000 as cases continue to drop

Officials are urging everyone to take off this coming Monday and spend the long four day weekend at home.

Samantha Tatro

Written by Samantha Tatro Published on 10.11.2020 09:32:00 (updated on 10.11.2020) Reading time: 2 minutes

The Czech Republic continues to report a steady decline in new COVID-19 cases, with daily totals much lower than a week ago, according to the latest data provided by the Czech Health Ministry this morning. However, more than 5,000 patients have now died of coronavirus in the Czech Republic.

On Monday, the Czech Republic reported 6,048 new COVID-19 cases. Monday's numbers were the latest in a steady decline of new coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic. Sunday's numbers - 3,608 new cases - marked the lowest daily rise in cases in several weeks.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths in the Czech Republic since March keeps rising. Since the start of the epidemic, 5,048 have died. More than 700 people have died in the past week alone.

But that low tally came after just 13,690 tests were performed, more than half the usual number of tests performed during the week. The number of tests performed on Monday will be revealed later today.

Since March, the Czech Republic has now reported a total of just under 420,875 COVID-19 cases, the majority of which have come over the past month. Of those, there have been 260,542 recoveries, with 155,259 known active cases.

There are currently 7,787 COVID-19 patients in Czech hospitals, with 1,199 of those in serious condition.

The Czech Health Information and Statistics (UZIS) has predicted that the number of patients requiring hospitalization will continue and peak next week, and has recommended that Blatný keep the current restrictions in force for at least the next two weeks.

The models of the Institute of Health Information and Statistics (UZIS) are forecasting that the weakening of the epidemic will be slow and it will last at least till the end of November.

The most-affected localities in the Czech Republic over the past two weeks continues to Pelhřimov, which has reported about 1,094 new cases per 100,000 residents over the past week, and Vsetín, with about 1,070 cases per 100,000 residents in that span.

Prague has reported the lowest number of COVID-19 patients per 100,000 residents over the past seven days: 265 new cases per 100,000 residents. A Google Mobility Report has shown Prague residents have increasingly stayed home and maintained a home office.

The Czech Republic returned as the most affected state in the EU with about 1,471 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents trailing only Belgium (1,342 cases), according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Over that span, the Czech Republic leads Europe in COVID-19-related deaths per 100,000 people at 24.9, topping Belgium's 19.

Next week marks a Czech National Holiday on Tuesday, and officials are urging residents to take Monday off and spend the long four day weekend at home to stop the spread of the virus.

Prague City Hall is launching three projects to help families. One project will help people find restaurants that offer affordable lunches for children and seniors. The other two are focused on technology. Parents struggling with new technologies for distance learning can get assistance, and the other will provide used computers or laptops to some families. Learn more here.

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