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Czech Republic reports just 38 new COVID-19 cases on Monday after 7,500 tests

Thirty-eight new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the Czech Republic on Monday, lower than any workday last week

Prague, May 5 (CTK) – Thirty-eight new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the Czech Republic on Monday, which is a lower daily number than the last working week, and 7,841 infections have been recorded since the beginning of March, the Health Ministry writes on its website this morning.

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The proportion of the positive testing samples to the overall number of tests dropped to about 0.5 percent.

Czech labs carried out more than 7,500 tests on Monday, which is the highest daily number in the last six days.

There have been 252 fatalities related to COVID-19, with one death reported since Monday evening. This person died on Sunday.

The number of recoveries increased by 30 to 3,816.

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Out of the country’s 14 regions, the death toll has been the highest in Prague, where it has reached 87 so far, followed by Moravia-Silesia with 34, Karlovy Vary Region with 24 and Central Bohemia with 22 deaths. On the contrary, in six regions less than ten people have died so far, including the Zlin Region with only one death.

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Prague also sees the highest number of COVID-19 cases, 1,767 since the early-March epidemic outbreak in the country.

The number of infection cases per 100,000 inhabitants is the highest, 138, in the westernmost Karlovy Vary Region, followed by Prague with 130.

The number of those currently ill with COVID-19 has dropped to 3,773, 304 stay with the disease in hospital, including 59 in a serious condition.

More than 700 patients have been released from hospitals either as fully recovered or to home care.

Numbers of daily tested samples and increase in the number of newly confirmed cases in the last seven days:

Date: Number of tested samples (Number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19)
April 28: 8,745 (59)
April 29: 7,319 (75)
April 30: 7,260 (103)
May 1: 4,343 (55)
May 2: 3,894 (18)
May 3: 3,677 (26)
May 4: 7,535 (38)

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