Czech Republic exceeds 3,000 daily COVID-19 cases for first time

18 Sep 2020 / 13:00 H.

    PRAGUE, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The Czech Republic's new COVID-19 infections accelerated as it reported more than 3,000 cases in a single day for the first time on Friday, a day after the daily tally first exceeded 2,000.

    The country of 10.7 million has seen one of the biggest spikes in new coronavirus infections in Europe, with daily case numbers topping 1,000 for the first time in September.

    According to Health Ministry data released on Friday, the country detected 3,130 new cases on Thursday, up from 2,137 the day before. In total, the country has recorded 44,155 cases. (Reporting by Jason Hovet; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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