D.he seven-day incidence has been rising continuously for two and a half weeks. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Sunday morning, it was 13.8 – the previous day the value was 13.6 and the most recent low on July 6th was 4.9.
Accordingly, the health authorities in Germany reported 1387 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from the numbers from Sunday morning, which reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 04.35 a.m. A week ago, the value for Germany was 1292 infections.
The incidence has so far been the basis for many corona restrictions in the pandemic, for example as part of the federal emergency brake that expired at the end of June. In the future, other values such as hospital admissions are to be taken more into account.
According to the new information, 4 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 3 dead. The RKI has counted 3.75 since the beginning of the pandemic. 898 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher since many infections are not detected.
The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at 3,644,900. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 91,524.
Municipalities are calling for preparations for the fourth wave
The municipalities have urged the federal and state governments to prepare for a new corona wave. Another lockdown would be “devastating for the people, but also for the economy,” said the chief executive of the Association of Towns and Municipalities, Gerd Landsberg, the newspapers of the Funke media group. “The federal government and the federal states must agree promptly which standards apply when and where for further restrictions in autumn.”
Landsberg spoke out in favor of “setting the previous incidence limit values higher and only ordering highly stressful interventions when the health system is foreseeably overloaded”. A new benchmark must be found that takes into account the incidence, but also the burden on hospitals, he told the newspapers. “That should be agreed nationwide between the federal states.”
Landsberg also increased the pressure on the child vaccination debate. “We very much hope that the Standing Vaccination Commission will soon also make a recommendation for vaccinations for children and adolescents aged 12 to 16,” he said. “That could mean a significant relief for the school.” In addition, “daily tests as possible” are necessary in schools so that regular lessons do not have to be terminated immediately.
At the same time, the association of cities and municipalities called on people to be convinced of the corona vaccination with new freedoms. “In order to increase the acceptance of vaccination offers, it should be emphasized even more clearly that fully vaccinated people, for example at events, when visiting restaurants or even when staying in hotels, are not allowed to experience any additional burdens other than distance and masking requirements,” Landsberg told the newspapers.