PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic has reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases. It is by far the smallest of the 21 countries to surpass the milestone, with the United States leading the global table with more than 26 million. The Health Ministry said Wednesday the day-to-day increase in new infections reached 9,057 cases for a total of just over 1 million. With the population of 10.7 million, the country has registered 16,683 deaths. Currently, 93,043 Czechs are ill with COVID-19. Among them, 5,811 are hospitalized while 1,002 are in intensive care, putting the health system under increasing pressure.
Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Advertisement READ MORE Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook The North by Northeast festival will have a new look again this year, albeit a new look that’s oddly familiar.After trying to gain a foothold as a ticketed event in the barren Toronto Port Lands for the past two years, NXNE announced Wednesday that it will return to Yonge-Dundas Square – the site of momentous gigs by the likes of the Stooges, the Flaming Lips, the National and St. Vincent during North by Northeasts past – for three days of free shows from June 15-17, transforming a chunk of Yonge St. into a festival village with comedy shows and more.Heading into its 24th year in 2018, the festival – the full program of which will run from June 8-17 – also promises to offer an expansion of its club-based “Curator Series” that saw local musical luminaries like Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning, Billy Talent’s Ian D’Sa and July Talk’s Leah Fay programming lineups for venues.