Covid-19 epidemic in the Czech Republic

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Detailed information about covid-19 epidemic here (in czech)

Average Age of Deceased Patients Who Are COVID-19 Positive Is 79-80

The COVID-19 epidemic is having an effect on total mortality in the Czech Republic. The average age of deceased patients that tested positive for this disease is 79-80. A substantial number of the deceased also had a number of other diseases, which complicated the course of the disease. This can be seen from data that the Ministry of Health and the Institute of Health Information and Statistics presented at an expert workshop dealing with the assessment of mortality in connection with COVID-19. Press release


The risk index according to anti-epidemic system is at 62, the Czech Government will discuss a change of the alert level

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According to the Czech anti-epidemic system (Pes in Czech), the summarized risk index for the Czech Republic is at 62. Therefore, the Ministry of Health will propose a shift to the fourth alert level to the Czech Government. If the Czech Government approves the shift, certain anti-epidemic measures may be expected to ease. Press release


A PCR test or quarantine will newly be required when returning from Greece

The Ministry of Health has updated the list of countries with a low risk of contagion on the basis of available data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Greece has been newly added to the red category, meaning that from Monday, 23 November, a PCR test or quarantine will be mandatory upon returning from this country, as well as completing an arrival form. Press release


The epidemiological situation will newly be depicted by the PES evaluation system

The Ministry of Health will map the current epidemiological situation using the PES (anti-epidemic system) risk score. The regions will be assigned to five levels, on which the respective anti-epidemic measures will depend. The new evaluation system offers better legibility and predictability of epidemiological developments. Press release