In Prague, the Coronavirus Cases Are Slightly Increasing

Coronavirus cases are growing at a rate of roughly 1.5 % in the Czech Republic. The capital has 17.2 new cases per 100,000 people each week, compared to the national average of 7.5. The situation is calm in other regions; the second and third-worst regions, Liberec and South Bohemia, with an incidence rate of 9. 

The decline of the Covid-19 cases in Prague has halted, while between the first and second week of June, the drop was almost 40 percent. A week later, it was 27 percent more. In addition, there are dozens of new cases a day.

The reproductive number, or the average number of new infections caused by a single positive test, is estimated to be around 1.22. “The younger age groups are mostly responsible for the infection rate in Prague,” said Ladislav Dušek, director of the Institute of Health Information and Statistics (IHIS). 

The incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the 16 to 19 age group is 31.5 in Prague and 12.9 across the country. At the same time, it is 59.9 in Prague and 15.6 across the country for the older group of 20 to 29 years old. 

Last year, Prague was named the worst region multiple times, although experts have pointed out that, despite the drop, capital cities worldwide have more cases than other areas. 

Dušek claims that the viral load is decreasing in all places in the long run. Every day, many districts collect units of positive instances. He believes that another significant drop is unlikely because the levels are so low. The reproductive numbers in the regions may increase in the short term.