Czech Republic’s daily jump in COVID-19 cases exceeds 2,000 for first time

People wait in a line to get tested for the coronavirus disease in Prague

PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech Republic reported on Thursday more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time as it battles a surge in infections that is among the fastest in Europe.

The health ministry recorded 2,139 cases of the new coronavirus on Wednesday, up from a previous record 1,675 reported for the previous day.

(Reporting by Jason Hovet; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)