There were 103 new COVID-19 cases reported in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, according to the latest data released by the Czech Health Ministry this morning.
The number of new cases represents a rise from Monday’s 64, but a decrease from the weekday numbers last week, which ranged from 105-143.
The majority of new cases is still largely contained within three localized outbreaks, while the situation through most of the Czech Republic remains relatively stable.
Over the past seven days, there have been 55 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in the Karviná district of the Czech Republic, and 23 new cases per 100,000 residents in neighboring Frýdek-Místek, which continue to be the most-affected areas of the country.
There have been 22 new cases per 100,000 residents in Kutná Hora and 13 new cases per 100,000 residents in Jihlava over the past week, with the situation in these areas stabilizing over the past days.
A majority of other districts in the Czech Republic have reported no new COVID-19 cases over the past week, while Prague has reported around 6 new cases per 100,000 residents during that span.
This morning, a hospital in Uherské Hradiště has closed its intensive care unit after nine staff members and one patient were diagnosed with COVID-19.
There have now been 13,341 COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in mid-March.
The Czech Republic has reported a total of 8,441 recoveries and 355 COVID-19-related-deaths, leaving 4,545 known active cases in the country. A total of 132 of those patients are being treated in hospitals, with 21 cases considered to be in serious condition.
Czech health officials have recently stated they will no longer require two negative tests to report a COVID-19 case as recovered, and instead consider a patient to be recovered if they display no symptoms 14 days after being diagnosed.
Yesterday, a single case of COVID-19 was discovered at a children’s camp in the Plzeň region. No other cases have yet been uncovered, but children and staff have are now waiting in quarantine for the results of a second test.
Czech officials have recently stated that face masks may once again become mandatory throughout the country in the near future, especially on public transportation vehicles during the autumn.
As COVID-19 cases rise elsewhere in Europe, some popular summer destinations including Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, and Cyprus have all tightened their anti-coronavirus restrictions.
Italy and Croatia have extended their face mask requirements, while Greece now requires a negative COVID-19 test for incoming travelers arriving by land.
Today, the EU has decided to remove Serbia and Montenegro from its list of safe destinations from which residents may enter EU borders give the increase in new cases in those two countries.
Currently, Czech residents are able to return to the country without restriction from all EU states with the exception of Sweden. Be sure to check for updates if you are traveling out of the Czech Republic this summer.