Czech Republic reports 1,985 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a face mask walks across the medieval Charles Bridge as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Prague, Czech Republic, September 25, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic reported 1,985 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday and nine related deaths, health ministry data showed.

That was roughly a third lower than Friday’s infection count, but fewer tests are done on weekends. The country reported 2,044 cases the Saturday before.

The figures brought the total number of cases to 63,294 and deaths to 591 in the country of 10.7 million people.

The number of people in hospitals rose to 809 from 740 as of Friday, the latest data available.

Reporting by Jan Lopatka; Editing by Andrew Heavens