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Coronavirus: Update on Situation in South Moravia

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Brno, Mar 13 (BD) [see the latest updates] – South Moravia now has four patients with Covid-19.

RegionNumber of infected cases
Hlavní město Praha51
Středočeský kraj13
Ústecký kraj12
Moravskoslezský kraj5
Zlínský kraj4
Olomoucký kraj4
Jihomoravský kraj4
Královehradecký kraj3
Pardubický kraj2
Kraj Vysočina2
Plzeňský kraj1
Jihočeský kraj1

Data: Ministry of Health CR, 3/13/2020 at 7:00 AM.

The cases reported in South Moravia involve a couple that returned from a skiing holiday in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy, according to Adam Vojtech, Czech Minister of Health. Upon arriving home on March 8th, they contacted the hospital for tests, which were conducted at their home. They were later admitted by Brno University Hospital (FN Brno). The couple has been sent home where it remains in home isolation, according to the South Moravian Regional Hygiene Authority.

An 84-year-old woman from South Moravia is being treated in the Infectious Diseases Department of the University Hospital in Bohunice, according to March 12 report of the South Moravian Regional Hygiene Authority.

The fourth case in South Moravia has been reported by Minister Vojtech this morning.

As of 7:00 AM this morning, there were 117 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic, from 2,353 people tested.

In the period from January 27th – March 12th 2020, epidemiologists from the South Moravian Regional Hygiene Authority conducted over 600 consultations with patients with suspected cases of the new coronavirus.

Home testing  in South Moravia was launchedon March 6. Photo: Emergency Medical Services of the South Moravian Region / ZZS JMK.

In 108 cases (26 reported on Wednesday), specialized tests for the presence of the infection were carried out; as of March 12th 10:00 AM, 70 of the tests have come back negative.

The Czech government declared a nationwide state of emergency, effective from March 12th for 30 days. Photo: More info: State of Emergency: How Will It Affect You?

Suggested reading: Coronavirus: Update on Precautionary Measures In Place In Public Buildings and Services Across Brno and State of Emergency: How Will It Affect You?

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