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Czech Republic's daily COVID-19 infections top 11,000 for first time

FILE PHOTO: A member of the medical staff treats a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Slany Hospital in Slany, Czech Republic, October 13, 2020. Picture taken October 13, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny reuters_tickers
This content was published on October 17, 2020 - 07:47

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic, facing Europe's biggest surge in new coronavirus infections per capita, reported 11,105 COVID-19 cases on Friday, its largest single-day tally so far of the pandemic, Health Ministry data showed on Saturday.

The total number of cases the country has detected since March has risen to 160,112, double the number seen on Oct. 2 and more than six times the amount overall before September.

(Reporting by Jason Hovet; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

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