Nov 30, 2023

The Czech Republic is on the Brink of an Epidemic

Hena Takal

Hena Takal

The Czech Republic is on the brink of an epidemic. Numbers of COVID, respiratory infections, and flu are rising. How to distinguish between them?

As EuroZprávy.cz reported last week, the number of people with respiratory illnesses has increased by approximately 13 percent, while flu cases have risen by 125 percent.

The Czech Republic’s Hygiene Service on the X network stated that the country is at the beginning of an unfavorable epidemiological situation. What are the most common respiratory diseases, and how can they be distinguished from each other?

The number of people infected with COVID is also increasing. According to the Ministry of Health data, more than 2,800 cases of COVID-19 were recorded on Monday, the highest number in the last year and a half.

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients is almost 650, with 38 of them requiring intensive care.

According to the chairman of the Czech Vaccinology Society Roman Chlíbek, the number of infected people is likely to be about four to five times higher than the number of those who tested positive.

Health officials noted that the current values correspond to the seasonal period, and the number of flu cases has reached the threshold of the beginning of an unfavorable epidemiological situation.

Doctors report approximately 1,300 cases of acute respiratory infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the statistics.

The number of positive tests for COVID-19 continues to rise. While the first Monday in September recorded 199 positive tests, the first Monday in October had 857, the first Monday in November had 1,528, and this week’s Monday had over 2,800.

 

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