A man wearing a face mask at Prague's Holešovice farmers market via iStock / Madeleine_Steinbach

Czech Republic coronavirus updates, May 29: 54 new cases and one death on Thursday

Tuesday and Wednesday were just the third and fourth days without a COVID-19-related death reported in the Czech Republic since March 22

The Czech Republic reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 and one death on Thursday, according to the latest figures provided by the Czech Health Ministry early this morning.

The death was the first attributed to COVID-19 in the Czech Republic over the past three days. Tuesday and Wednesday were just the third and fourth days without a COVID-19-related death reported in the Czech Republic since March 22.

The number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases was slightly up over numbers from earlier this week, with 36 new cases reported on Wednesday and 47 and 48 reported on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

An estimated 5,600 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the Czech Republic yesterday, about 1,000 less than the day before.

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There have now been a total of 9,143 COVID-19 cases reported in the Czech Republic since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in mid-March.

The death count now stands at 319, and the number of recoveries at 6,464.

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The number of active COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic has dropped to 2,360 as of this morning, which represent just 30% of the total number of cases reported since the beginning of the outbreak.

With a total of 2,059 cases, Prague remains the Czech region most afflicted by COVID-19; however, more than two-thirds of those cases have now recovered, according to the Health Ministry. The capital has also reported 94 COVID-19-related deaths, the most of any region.

The vast majority of current COVID-19 cases are not considered serious, with only 154 people suffering from COVID-19 now hospitalized in the Czech Republic; 18 of those are considered to be in serious condition.

A recent outbreak at the Darkov Mine facility in the Karviná region has now revealed more than 300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after blanket testing.

From Wednesday, the Czech Republic has announced that borders with Slovakia, as well as Slovakian borders with Hungary, will be open to all travelers for up to 48 hours without the need for a negative COVID-19 test.

From Tuesday, the Czech Republic has permitted the entry of EU citizens for up to 72 hours for work, family, and study purposes, but still requires a negative COVID-19 test.

This week has also seen the last major wave of business reopenings in the Czech Republic, with all restaurants, pubs, and castles able to fully reopen.

Yesterday, the European Commission announced preliminary plans for an extensive 750 billion euro coronavirus recovery fund; the Czech Republic would receive 20 billion euros of support through funds and loans if the plan is approved.

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