The Czech Republic reported 4,457 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, its highest one-day tally since the pandemic started, Health Ministry data showed on Wednesday.
The rise surpassed a previous record of 3,794 as the country has had one of Europe’s fastest per-capita spikes in cases in the past month. In total, it has recorded 90,022 cases since March, along with 794 deaths.
Over the past two weeks, the Czech Republic has reported 326.8 cases per 100,000, surpassing for the first time Spain, which has seen 302.4 cases per 100,000, according to European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) data collected by Oct. 6.
The government wants to avoid putting too much strain on its hospitals and has said enough beds are still available but further increases in infections could require the reorganisation of care and the postponing of non-urgent procedures.
On Monday 5 October 2020, the Czech Republic came under a state of emergency.
Indoor events with over 10 participants are prohibited, the same applies to outdoor events with over 20 participants.
Restrictions also apply to the number of people sharing one table at restaurants and other catering facilities as only six people at most are allowed to sit at one table.
Since September, the country has seen exponential growth in COVID-19 cases with the caseload now standing at 90,022 with 794 deaths.