ANKARA

The Czech Republic had the highest per-capita coronavirus infection rate in the world in mid-February, according to the latest figures from the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC).

The country registered 1,124 cases per 100,000 people between Feb. 8 and Feb. 22, ECDC figures show.

Officials in the Central European country of nearly 11 million reported 4,557 new cases on Monday, bringing its total to 1.24 million.

Some 73 people lost their lives to COVID-19, making death toll 20,469.

Currently, 7,049 people are hospitalized with the disease.

Recoveries reached 1.07 million with 344 new additions in the past 24 hours.

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