Czech Republic's coronavirus daily tally tops 15,000 for first time

A closed liquor store is seen in central Prague, as the Czech government shut most shops and services to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Prague, Czech Republic October 23, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic reported 15,252 new cases of coronavirus for Oct. 23, its highest daily tally, as the country faces Europe's fastest spread of the infection.

The total number of cases rose to 238,323 in the country of 10.7 million, with 126 new deaths taking that total to 1,971.

(Reporting by Robert Muller; editing by Jason Neely)

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