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Czech Republic coronavirus updates, June 25: 127 confirmed cases Wednesday, new two-month high

The rise in new cases is largely the result of localized outbreaks in a few districts across the Czech Republic. 

The Czech Republic reported 127 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, according to the latest figures published by the Czech Health Ministry this morning.

It’s the largest rise in new daily COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic since April 21, when 133 new cases were reported, and slightly above the numbers from last Thursday and Friday, when 118 and 126 new cases were reported, respectively.

While the number of new daily COVID-19 cases has largely remained steady over the last two months, there ha been a small but clear uptick in new daily cases over the past week.

Still,  the rise in new cases is generally the result of localized outbreaks in a handful of regions across the Czech Republic.

Over the past seven days, there have been 66.6 confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in the Karviná district, 22.2 in Liberec, 18.6 in Frýdek-Místek, 14.7 in Přerov, and 10.5 in Chrudim.

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No other district has reported more than 7 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents over the past week, with Prague and Brno both reporting 6.5 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents.

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Throughout the rest of the Czech Republic, many districts have reported zero cases over the past seven days.

In Prague, the number of new daily COVID-19 cases has actually been on the decline over the past week. If that trend were to continue, the city may be one of the areas in the Czech Republic to remove face mask restrictions at indoor locations from July 1.

The Czech Republic has now reported a total of 10,780 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the outbreak in mid-March, with a 7,592 recoveries and 344 deaths.

There are currently 2,844 known active COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic, with 131 of those patients being treated in hospitals.

While travel through most European countries to and from the Czech Republic has now largely been re-opened without restrictions, EU borders will likely remain closed to US citizens for the foreseeable future.

Yesterday, the number of people in the Czech Republic in quarantine due to COVID-19 rose above 2,000 for the first time in three weeks.

In Prague, residents have turned to cycling as a healthier mode of transportation due to the anti-coronavirus restrictions.

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