In the Czech Republic, 14539 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Tuesday. Germany also reported a record increase.
Of the 14,539 confirmed new cases, 10,299 (70.8%) are related to unvaccinated people, 298 (2%) to people after the first dose, and 3,942 (27.1%) after the second dose. The 65+ category accounts for 1,344 new cases of infection. Of these, 469 are unvaccinated, 25 after the first and 850 after the second.
Last Tuesday, there were 9,911 new covid cases. The weekly number of new detections has risen now at 557.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Hospitals report more than 3,295 hospitalized with covid-19, with 462 patients in intensive care units. There are 336 new hospitalizations. As of Tuesday, 31 deaths have been reported so far. However, death records are being related retrospectively, so the balance may still grow.
The growing coronavirus epidemic is on the agenda of the government’s meeting of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) on Wednesday morning, which could also be the last before he resigns. The ministers will discuss the tightening of anti-epidemic measures. The briefing was scheduled for 8 a.m. but will be held later. The prime minister had earlier hinted that restrictions on universities could be tightened while all unvaccinated health workers could be required to get tested more regularly.
The neighboring country of Czechia, Germany, added 39,676 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 on Tuesday, another daily record for the country’s pandemic. The number of newly infected people per 100,000 inhabitants per week has been rising in Germany for some time now, rising to 232.1 on Wednesday, reaching a record high for the third day in a row. A week ago, the rate was 146.6. On Tuesday, 236 infected people died in Germany.