People wearing face masks on a mostly-empty Charles Bridge in Prague in April via iStock / Madeleine_Steinbach

Czech Republic coronavirus updates, July 10: 105 new cases, no quarantine in England, Scotland

In the majority of districts across the Czech Republic, no new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the past week

The Czech Republic reported 105 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to the latest figures provided by the Czech Health Ministry this morning.

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It’s the third straight day the country has posted a daily rise above 100, but the situation throughout most of the Czech Republic is considered stable as the majority of new COVID-19 cases are contained within localized outbreaks.

In the majority of districts across the Czech Republic, no new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the past week.

In Karviná, the site of the largest COVID-19 outbreak in the Czech Republic at the OKD mining facilities, the rate of new cases has been on the decline following the end of blanket testing of OKD employees last week. Over the past week, there have been 115 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in Karviná.

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Yesterday, Czech MPs debated enacting stricter measures in the district that would include further blanket testing of OKD employees, family members, and other with which they have had direct contact.

Health Minister Adam Vojtěch, however, argued that the situation in the area was calming down, and the spread of the disease has been contained thus far. Ultimately, none of the proposed COVID-19-related measures were passed.

In neighboring Ostrava and Frýdek-Místek districts, there have been 18 and 34 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents over the past week, respectively.

Kutná Hora is now the site of the second-largest current outbreak in the Czech Republic, with 46 new cases per 100,000 residents over the past week. The new cases have largely been traced to an outbreak at a company in Církvice.

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In Prague, the number of new cases over the past week has been under 5 per 100,000 residents.

There have now been a total of 12,919 COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic since the beginning of the outbreak in mid-March.

The country has reported 8,128 recoveries and 352 COVID-19-related deaths in that span, leaving a total of 4,439 known active cases. Of those, 141 are being treated in hospitals, with 12 considered to be in serious condition.

From today, England and Scotland have cancelled the mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers from more than 50 countries, including the Czech Republic.

Travel to most other countries in Europe from the Czech Republic is also without restriction, though some still have a requirement for quarantine or a negative COVID-19 test.

Yesterday, Czech Interior Minister Jan Hamáček stated that the Czech Republic currently has enough equipment for a possible second pandemic wave.

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