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Czech Republic reports more than 8,000 daily COVID-19 cases for second time

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PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech Republic recorded 8,325 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, its second-highest daily tally since the pandemic started, Health Ministry data showed on Wednesday.

The country of 10.7 million has seen a five-fold rise in cases since the start of September. Since March, it has reported 129,747 cases, of which 59,901 have recovered.

Deaths have climbed to 1,106, from 696 on Oct. 1.

(Reporting by Jason Hovet; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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