The trend continues: In Germany, the seven-day incidence continues to rise. Younger people in particular are affected by infections.
- The seven-day incidence * in Germany continues to rise. (see first report)
- According to the RKI, the fourth wave of the corona pandemic is spreading mainly among younger people. (see first report)
- The first federal state has achieved a vaccination rate of 70 percent. (see update from August 27, 11.55 a.m.)
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Update from August 27, 11.55 a.m .: The corona vaccinations in Germany are continuing – at a slower pace than at the height of the vaccination campaign, but at least. A total of 284,120 vaccine doses were administered on Thursday (August 26). Almost 50 million people, or 59.9 percent of the total population, are now fully vaccinated. 64.8 percent received at least one dose of vaccine.
The first federal state has now reached a vaccination rate of 70 percent of those who have been completely vaccinated: Bremen. It is followed by Saarland (65.4 percent) and Schleswig-Holstein (63.9 percent). Saxony has the lowest rate with 51.2 percent of fully vaccinated people. Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) announced the new figures via Twitter. He explained: “The fourth wave comes with increasing force. The best protection is a timely vaccination. “
Corona in Germany: Incidence continues to rise
First report from August 27th: Berlin – In Germany, the seven-day incidence continues to rise. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Friday, it is currently 70.3. For comparison: the day before the value was 66.0, a week ago it was 48.8. The health authorities in Germany reported 12,029 new Corona * infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from the numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 4:00 a.m.
A week ago, the value for Germany was 9280 infections. According to the new information, 14 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 13 deaths. The incidence has so far been the basis for many corona restrictions. In the future, other values such as hospital admissions will also be given greater consideration.
In the meantime, scientists are publishing a study to what extent the time of infection is related to the course of the disease – and why the delta variant is treacherous.
Corona in Germany: Fourth wave mainly affects younger people
According to the RKI, the fourth corona wave is mainly through Contagions * continues to gain momentum among young adults. It is also spreading increasingly in the middle age groups. This is what it says in the latest RKI weekly report from Thursday evening. As a rule, it is mainly the unvaccinated who come to the hospital. The dynamic in vaccination seems to be over anyway.
The seven-day incidence of infections among 15- to 34-year-olds was 115 per 100,000 residents on Thursday. That is almost twice as high as the nationwide comparison value 66 in the total population. However, there are strong regional differences: the values fluctuated on Thursday between 122 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in North Rhine-Westphalia and 15.5 in Saxony-Anhalt. The elderly and very old people with the highest risk of severe Covid-19 courses have for the most part already been vaccinated and protected. In the group aged 60 and over, the incidences within a week no longer rise nationwide to more than 17 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Corona pandemic: Vacation time has apparently intensified the dynamics – the majority of patients in hospitals are unvaccinated
The positive rate of around 680,500 PCR tests in the 33rd calendar week from mid-August rose significantly: at almost 8 percent (7.88), it was around five times higher than a month ago (1.63 percent). This is a signal that the pandemic is dynamic. A quarter of those newly infected were likely infected while on vacation abroad.
According to the RKI * analysis, the increased number of infections among younger people is also noticeable when looking at the clinical data. While hospital patients with Covid-19 were on average 77 years old at the beginning of the year, the average age has been around 46 to 48 years since mid-August. According to the RKI, the recent general downward trend in clinics will not continue. The number of Covid patients is still at a low level, but is increasing visibly – especially among 35 to 59 year olds. The vast majority of Covid patients in hospitals are not vaccinated. Vaccine breakthroughs are very rare, the report says. (aka / dpa) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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