June 28, 2020 / 6:46 AM / 16 days ago

Czech Republic's daily number of new coronavirus highest since April 8

PRAGUE, June 28 (Reuters) - The daily number of new coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic jumped to 260, the highest since April 8, Health Ministry data showed on Sunday.

That is nearly triple that of the 93 recorded on Thursday. In total, the country of 10.7 million has confirmed 11,298 cases of the COVID-19 illness, with 347 deaths as of the end of Saturday.

Chief public health officer, Jarmila Razova, told public Czech Radio on Saturday that the rise could be linked to intensive testing in local hotbeds of the infection. (Reporting by Robert Muller; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

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