Prague, March 19 (CTK) – The number of the confirmed novel coronavirus cases was 572 in the Czech Republic this morning, 110 more than on Wednesday, the Health Ministry said on its website today.
A total of 9,400 coronavirus tests have been conducted. Three patients have fully recovered from the disease.
On Wednesday, laboratories took the samples of 1,738 people. The number of the tested keeps rising.
On Wednesday, Health Minister Adam Vojtech (for ANO) said five ill were in a serious condition. Four have artificial lung ventilation and one needs a cardiopulmonary bypass.
According to the latest data, there were 450 cases on Tuesday midnight and 560 on Wednesday midnight. By 9:00, the number rose to 572.
The biggest number of the ill is still in Prague, with 198. It is followed by the Central Bohemia Region with 56 cases, the Olomouc Region with 54 and Moravia-Silesia with 51.
The lowest number of infected persons is still in the Liberec Region with six patients.
Most of the ill are at the age of 25-34, making up almost one-fifth of the total number. In it, there are almost 17 percent of the elderly over 65, the most jeopardised group.
In all, 44 percent of the patients got infected abroad, the rest in the Czech Republic. Czechs mainly “imported” the infection from Italy, followed by Austria, Germany and the USA.
The coronavirus infection appeared in the Czech Republic on March 1. A state of emergency was declared over it, seriously curtailing movement of people.
The government will deal with the situation again this afternoon.