Authorities in the Czech Republic have reported 11,984 new coronavirus infections for Tuesday, the highest daily increase since the pandemic reached the country.
At least 193,946 cases have been confirmed in the country since the pandemic began, according to data released by Czech health authorities early on Wednesday. Of those, 113,219 are still considered active,.
At least 1,619 people have died.
Czech authorities were hailed as a success story during Europe’s first wave of Covid-19 in March. But recently they have struggled to cope with the rising number of infections throughout the country.
According to the European Centre for Disease Control, the Czech Republic has the worst infection rate in Europe, with more than 900 infections per 100,000 people, in the past 14 days.