The Czech Republic reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day for first the time since May 18, data from the health ministry showed on Wednesday.
On October 5, tests identified 1,108 new cases, according to the data. On Tuesday, the laboratories performed 21,793 PCR tests and 29,220 antigen tests.
Health Minister Adam Vojtech has said repeatedly that the government is not planning any tightening of existing measures, because most of those infected were not inoculated.
As of Tuesday, 5.98 million people have been fully vaccinated.
Compared to last autumn, the numbers of newly infected and hospitalized are significantly lower. One year ago, at the beginning of October, there were about 3,000 cases a day.
More than 7,400 people have already received the third dose of the coronavirus vaccine, which has been applied for two weeks now, Health Information and Statistics Institute (UZIS) director Ladislav Dusek told journalists on Tuesday, adding that about 40,000 people are eligible for a third jab.
The number of hospitalizations increased by 28 to 267 week-on-week. Of the patients in hospital, some 40 were in a serious condition, which is a number similar to last Monday’s.