The epidemic in the Czech Republic is continuing to slow down. Get vaccinated, appeals Minister Arenberger

The epidemic in the Czech Republic is continuing to slow down. Vaccination has contributed immensely to improving the situation. As at this date, 3,508,897 vaccine doses have been administered. The total seven-day number of newly-confirmed cases declined to 117.6 per 100,000 inhabitants.

“Thanks to vaccination, we have managed to reduce the number of hospitalized patients. There are currently 2,187 patients in hospital with COVID-19 and the number of patients in intensive care units is also declining. At present, there are 470 patients in ICU and this figure should continue to drop according to predictions,” said Health Minister Petr Arenberger. He added that as at this date, 3,508,897 vaccine doses have been administered. This means that 2,463,743 persons have received one dose of the vaccine, and 1,032,476 persons have had both doses. “Yesterday was a record-breaking day, we managed to administer over 80,000 doses. This is great news, because the sooner we manage to vaccinate the majority of the population, the sooner we will return to life as we know it,” emphasised Minister Arenberger. Vaccination is still open to other priority groups. Next week, vaccination for the 45+ age group will be launched.

In May, vaccine deliveries to the Czech Republic will approach 3 million doses, of which 2,349,360 from Pfizer, 354,000 from Moderna, about 100,000 from AstraZeneca and 91,200 single-dose Janssen vaccines. From Monday, 10 May, the rules for school attendance, children’s sports and other activities will be unified across the country due to the improving epidemic situation. The stricter measures valid to date in most regions will thus be terminated.