COVID-19 Cases Surge in the Czech Republic, Straining Hospital Capacity

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  • Coronavirus cases have reached a daily average record of 4,457 in the Czech Republic as cases continue to surge in the country
  • Health officials said that the country now has the highest number of cases per 100,000 in Europe
  • Data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control also revealed that in the two weeks to Monday, Oct 6, the Czech Republic reported only 326.8 cases per 100,000 people
  • A number far greater than 302.4 cases per 100,000 in Spain, one of the worst-hit countries by the pandemic
  • As a result, the government has imposed stricter restrictions, including limiting outdoor gathering to 20 and shutting down secondary schools