Prague, April 22 (CTK) – The number of Czech residents who have recovered from the COVID-19 disease rose by 47 to 1,800, making up over one-fourth of the 7,041 infected, while the number of deaths of coronavirus patients rose by three to 204 since Tuesday evening, according to the Health Ministry’s fresh data.
The number of new ill increased by 133 and 1.6 percent of those who were tested had a positive result.
In the previous two days, the proportion of the new cases in the number of the tests was above 2 percent.
In all, 186,918 tests have been performed, including repeated ones in the same persons.
The number of the current COVID-19 patients decreased by 42 to 5,037 this morning as against Tuesday midnight.
The number of hospitalised people with COVID-19 increased for the second time in a row. According to the Tuesday data, there are 412 of them, having returned to the limit beyond 400 after five days.
There are 80 patients in a serious condition in hospital. A total of 489 people have left hospital as cured or to home quarantine.
Out of the 14 regions, COVID-19 is most widespread in Prague, with 1,656 cases or almost 122 ill per 100,000 inhabitants. It is followed by the Olomouc Region with roughly 104 cases per 100,000 population. South Bohemia is the least affected region with 26 cases per 100,000 population.
In Prague, there have also been most, 76, deaths of COVID-19 patients. It is followed by Moravia-Silesia with 24 and Central Bohemia with 20 deaths.
The death toll is the smallest in the Zlin region with a single fatality.
Nine out of ten deaths are among the elderly over 65. No one under 25 has died.
Most infected, 19 percent, are in the age group of 45-54. The elderly aged 65-74 accounted for 10 percent and those aged 75-84 for 6 percent of all cases.
The first COVID-19 ill was recorded on March 1 and the first death on March 22.
The government has started lifting some lockdown rules this week.