Czech Republic's daily jump in COVID-19 cases exceeds 2,000 for first time

A woman gets tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a drive-in sampling station near Kralovske Vinohrady University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny reuters_tickers
This content was published on September 17, 2020 - 06:35

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic reported on Thursday more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time as it battles a surge in infections that is among the fastest in Europe.

The health ministry recorded 2,139 cases of the new coronavirus on Wednesday, up from a previous record 1,675 reported for the previous day.

(Reporting by Jason Hovet; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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