PRAGUE — Unlike their colleagues in Italy and Spain, Czech hospital doctors have not yet needed to make harrowing decisions on which COVID-19 patients get the best care.Only half the ten intensive care ward beds were occupied Tuesday at Prague’s General University Hospital, where the Czech Republic treats people with the most serious coronavirus complications.Several of the country’s hospitals were even in a position to offer spare beds to badly-hit France.While the crisis is far from over in the country, the government’s top epidemiologist, Deputy Health Minister Roman Prymula said the health care system “managed to stabilize the epidemic so it doesn’t have an exponential character. That’s what we can say for sure.”The country of more than 10 million had 4,828 infected people on Tuesday, according to health ministry figures. A total 80 have died since the pandemic began and 86 patients were in intensive care Tuesday. The number of tests has been on the rise but the day-to-day increase in cases on Monday was at 235 the second lowest in a week.As the pandemic struck slightly later than in western Europe, Czech authorities gained some extra breathing space. They used it to impose sweeping restrictions on daily life, but


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