According to the Czech State Institute of Public Health (SZÚ), a more contagious variant of omicron is already prevalent among new cases of coronavirus infection in the Czech Republic. Laboratories in the Czech Republic performed about 92,000 tests on Tuesday, a week earlier there were 96,000. The proportion of confirmed infections among those tested increases in the week-on-week comparison.
The weekly incidence rose on Tuesday to 440 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is 20 more than the previous day. The incidence number increased compared to the previous day in most regions of the Czech Republic. The epidemic continues to spread most in Prague, with 835 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days. The situation is relatively the best in the Vysočina region, where the incidence remained at 287.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the Czech Republic since the beginning of the epidemic reached 2,550,711, a total of 36,722 infected died. According to incomplete data, there were 14 victims on Tuesday, which is the value around which the daily death rates are now hovering. Patients with COVID-19 disease in hospitals decreased from 2,446 to 2,216 on Mondays, and 407 are in serious condition. A week ago, 2,997 people infected with coronavirus were hospitalized, recalls Novinky.cz.