Where do most people get infected by COVID-19?

Most people have become infected at the workplace and at home. On the contrary, mass and social events have contributed very little to the overall outbreak, as have sports events, high schools and universities.

The findings stem from data sent by mistake to the Echo24 by the Institute of Health Information and Statistics (IHIS). According to the data as of the 17th of October, the COVID-19 infection is most widespread in the workplace, where 38.9% of people became infected from March to October. 21.8% of people caught the disease at home from family members and 14.5% of people became infected during "normal activities without specification", which probably includes, for example, restaurants.

On the other hand, just over one percent of people became infected with coronavirus at mass and social events (most of them during August with 3.4% - from September the government restricted them), as well as on vacations. 1.1% became infected during sports activities.


Four percent in total comes from primary schools. In September - when children returned to school - it was 8%. In October, less than 4%. A total of 2.6% became infected at high schools and 1.7% at universities, which were the first to be closed by the government.


According to the data, there were sharp increases of unknown locations of the disease in September and October. However, it has been rising since August. Around this time, the Ministry of Health also admitted that the coronavirus was spreading in the community in the Czech Republic. In other words, it was not traceable.