The number of hospitalizations for people with coronavirus infection is growing, and the situation is almost identical to that which the Czech Republic faced in the spring. This was stated by the government commissioner, epidemiologist Roman Primula.
Formally, the current epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic can be considered the second wave of COVID-19. This was stated in an interview with Deník on September 13 by the government commissioner for health, epidemiologist Roman Primula.
So far, there is no explosive increase in the incidence, but the trend is such that in two to three weeks, the same number of patients may be in hospitals as during the spring outbreak, the specialist explained. On average, 10 more people are hospitalized every day than the day before.
The incidence rate per 100 thousand population in the Czech Republic is one of the highest in Europe (more only in France and Spain). Primrose fears that if the epidemic continues in this way, the stationary system will reach its limit. Another problem, he said, is that beds for COVID-19 patients are unevenly distributed across the country.
The number of new cases can be reduced only if mass gatherings are completely abandoned for a month, provided that people strictly observe the mask regime, the epidemiologist believes.
According to the Czech Ministry of Health, over the past 24 hours, the number of new cases of COVID-19 was 1539, which is 534 more than in the previous day. The total number of infected has reached 35 933. By the evening of September 13, 288 residents of the country are in hospitals. 456 people have died since the start of the pandemic.
On September 13, the Austrian government announced the start of the second wave of coronavirus.
An outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19 began at the end of 2019 in China. 11 March 2020 World Health Organization announced the distribution coronavirus pandemic.