People wearing face masks on Prague's Charles Bridge via iStock / Madeleine_Steinbach

Czech Republic coronavirus updates, May 27: no deaths, 48 new cases, border re-openings

There were 48 new COVID-19 cases reported in the Czech Republic on Monday, bringing the total to 9.050

There were 48 new COVID-19 cases reported in the Czech Republic on Monday according to the latest figures provided by the Czech Health Ministry, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 9,050.

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Tuesday’s rise follows 47 new cases reported on Monday. The number of tests conducted will be updated by the Czech Health Ministry later this morning.

On Monday, the ratio of new cases versus tests conducted fell to .66% after a high of 1.81% on Sunday; Tuesday’s figures are likely to follow suit.

For the past eight days, the daily increase in new cases has been under 80. That figure was routinely 200-300 at the height of the outbreak in late March and early April.

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No COVID-19-related deaths were reported on Tuesday as of this morning; if that number holds, it will have been one of just three days without a death since March 22.

Czech Institute of Health Information and Statistics (ÚZIS) director Ladislav Dušek estimated yesterday that in 60% of the reported deaths, COVID-19 was not the primary cause; he suggested that heart disease, respiratory diseases, and diabetes were primary causes of death in the majority of cases.

Across the Czech Republic, the capital city of Prague has reported the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 2,054, a ratio of 158 per 100,000 inhabitants. The South Bohemian region has reported the lowest share, with 181 total cases and 28 cases per 100,000 people.

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Prague has reported 98 deaths related to COVID-19, which is also the highest number in the country; the Zlín Region has registered just two COVID-19-related deaths.

From today, 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 yesterday, 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 seen the last major wave of business reopenings in the Czech Republic, with all restaurants, pubs, and castles able to fully reopen.

Yesterday, the Czech Republic ended its reserved morning shopping hours for senior citizens only.

For more information about traveling to and from the Czech Republic this summer, see our Czech Republic COVID-19 travel FAQ.

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