The death toll for last week alone stood at 16, said the SZU, adding that it indicated the flu was still developing in the country.
In addition, a total of 184 people had to be hospitalized in intensive care units because of a serious course of the illness.
An influenza epidemic is declared in the Czech Republic if there are some 1,500 flu patients per 100,000 inhabitants. In last week, the figure stood at 1,758 flu patients per 100,000 inhabitants.
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