On October 27, Milan Kubek, president of the Czech Medical Association, revealed in an interview with local media that there are currently more than 13,000 medical staff infected with the new crown virus, including about 2,600 doctors, 6,000 nurses and There are 4,500 auxiliary medical staff, which greatly weakens the treatment capacity of medical institutions.
Many experts believe that the shortage of professional medical staff and hospital beds makes it difficult to cope with a large number of severely confirmed cases, which is the biggest risk faced by the medical system in the recent rapidly deteriorating epidemic situation.
In addition, Kubek said that the recent epidemic has spread rapidly among medical workers. About 1,000 medical workers are infected every day. The number of medical workers who should be quarantined is no longer counted because these people have been working normally for a long time.
According to data released by the Czech Medical Association in early October, the number of infected doctors, nurses and paramedics were 575, 1016 and 889 respectively.
Statistics from the Czech Statistical Office show that there are currently about 50,000 doctors and more than 80,000 nurses across the country.
As of about 18:00 on the 26th local time, according to the epidemic data released by the Czech Ministry of Health, the country has a total of 263,572 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia, and 162,866 existing confirmed cases.
Although most patients have mild symptoms, the number of hospitalized and severely ill patients continues to rise rapidly, with 5613 and 828 respectively.