Czech Republic reports record 27,717 daily COVID-19 cases

Medical workers transport a patient with coronavirus disease (COVID-19), who is transferred from a hospital in Brno, in Prague, Czech Republic, Nov. 25, 2021. REUTERS/David W Cerny

PRAGUE, Nov. 26 (Reuters) – The Czech Republic reported 27,717 new coronavirus cases for Thursday, the highest daily number in the country of 10.7 million since the start of the pandemic, health ministry data showed on Friday.

The data showed that the epidemic was gaining momentum with 131,731 cases discovered in the past seven days, compared to 73,200 cases reported in all of October.

Thursday’s count was the third record count in the past seven days.

In the latest attempt to contain one of the world’s highest infection rates, the Czech government on Thursday ordered bars and clubs to close at 10 p.m. and ban Christmas markets. read more

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Reporting by Robert Muller; Editing by Himani Sarkar and Kim Coghill

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