The corona virus continues to rage in Germany and the RKI reports a sad death record. Meanwhile, Lothar Wieler paints a gloomy picture. The news ticker.
- The coronavirus * continues to spread rapidly.
- The number of deaths reported by the RKI has exceeded the sad mark.
- RKI boss Lothar Wieler drew a gloomy picture of the future of Corona (see update from April 19, 1.30 p.m.).
- This news ticker is continuously updated.
Update from April 19, 3:10 p.m .: So far, the so-called corona emergency brake and the implementation of the measures have been measured on the basis of the incidence value. If a region exceeds the critical value of 100 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants, the emergency brake should be pulled and the spread of the coronavirus should be contained. However, if the epidemiologist at the Braunschweig Helmholtz Institute, Gérard Krause, has his way, the number of Covid sufferers could be more relevant than the number of those infected with corona.
“Because of the increase in test activity, which is desirable, and also the increase in vaccinations, which is also desirable, we will continue to see many infections, but hopefully significantly fewer diseases,” said Krause on Monday in the ZDF “Morgenmagazin”. In particular, the admission of Covid patients to intensive care units is “very timely and very
well off the dynamics of the pandemic ”.
An additional effect of the planned exit restrictions is not very great, stressed Krause further. “In France in particular, there are corresponding observations that people then visit each other before the curfew and
possibly spend the whole night together in an improvised, confined space. ”You shouldn’t be too big
hope for an additional effect of curfews.
The epidemiologist does not think much of a weakening of the vaccination prioritization either. “We still know far too many people who are very old or have health risk factors who would like to be vaccinated but have not yet received a vaccination,” said Krause. These people should continue to have the right of way.
Corona in Germany: Police dissolve barbecue party with 70 guests
Update from April 19, 2:30 p.m .: Large gatherings of people have not been present in everyday life for over a year, even small meetings are not recommended due to the rapidly spreading corona pandemic. However, a total of 70 guests had now rebelled against exactly these Corona measures, they celebrated a private barbecue. As the police explained on Monday, officials were called in Gelsenkirchen on Sunday afternoon, where, despite the corona pandemic, they found around 70 people in an apartment and in a backyard.
They sat close together and partied without masks. As the police announced on Monday, the officers collected a security deposit from a 20-year-old without a permanent residence and issued him a dismissal. Other party guests received reports of violating the Infection Protection Act.
Corona in Germany: RKI President Lothar Wieler agrees to live permanently with Corona
Update from April 19, 1:30 p.m .: The coronavirus has been influencing people’s lives in Germany and the world for over a year, and life without the virus probably seems unthinkable in the future. In the opinion of the President of the Robert Koch Institute, Lothar Wieler, humanity even has to adjust to a long-term life with Corona.
“A virus that can infect a large number of animal species cannot be eradicated,” said Wieler on Monday at the 127th congress of the German Society for Internal Medicine in Stuttgart. In general, animal husbandry and the animal trade have to be brought under control, said the veterinarian with a view to the spread of diseases. The illegal animal trade is a particular problem.
Wieler also warned of the consequences of climate change. Damages such as heat stress, problems with psychosocial health and skin cancer are already increasing, he explained. But diseases transmitted by animals such as mosquitoes and ticks would also become more common as a result of changed biotopes and less biodiversity. He also expects problems if climate change makes the supply of drinking water more difficult. Wieler also cited a reduced quality of bathing water as an example. This leads to gastrointestinal problems, for example.
Corona in Germany: More and more people are vaccinated – More than five million people already have full protection
Update from April 19, 12:15 p.m .: The vaccination strategy in Germany is currently running rather slowly, according to current reporting data, 19.8 percent of the population in Germany has been vaccinated at least once. This emerges from the vaccination rate monitoring carried out by the Robert Koch Institute on April 19. That corresponds to about 16.4 million people. Another 5.5 million people would already have full vaccination protection.
The seven federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig Holstein, Saarland and Bremen have already reached the 20 percent mark for those who have received at least one vaccination. The city-state of Bremen has the highest rate at 22.9 percent. The doctors vaccinated less at the weekend than during the week. On Saturday and Sunday they administered a total of 599,226 vaccinations.
Corona in Germany: RKI reports sad death rates – only one federal state below a critical mark
Origin message: Berlin – The corona virus * continues to spread, the discussions about the emergency brake continue. While Chancellor Merkel and the Prime Ministers are still at odds about how to proceed, the corona virus is spreading steadily in Germany. On Monday, the Robert Koch Institute published the current infection numbers *, while the death rate broke a sad mark.
Corona in Germany: RKI reports current figures – death rates crack sad mark
11,437 people have tested positive for the coronavirus * in the past 24 hours; on Monday a week ago, the RKI had recorded 13,245 new infections within one day. 92 people have died from or with a corona infection in the past 24 hours. Exactly a week ago, the RKI recorded 99 new deaths. This increases the number of deceased people infected with the coronavirus to 80,006.
However, the relatively low numbers should not yet indicate the all-clear for the pandemic, on Monday the numbers reported by the RKI are mostly lower. Among other things, because there is less testing on the weekend, many circles also report no data at all on the days off. The seven-day incidence, carefully observed by many experts and politicians, was 165.3 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants nationwide on Monday. The day before, the RKI had given this incidence as 162.3.
Corona in Germany: 15 federal states with a critical value – only one federal state reports numbers in the green area
Thuringia and Saxony are particularly affected by the current infection rate. With an incidence of 246 and 237 respectively
New infections per 100,000 inhabitants, the two federal states are the sad front runners in Germany. Bavaria also has high numbers, with an incidence of 187 the state currently has the third highest number of cases nationwide. While 15 federal states exceed the critical value of 100 cases per 100,000, Schleswig-Holstein can look forward to surprisingly low values. As the RKI explained in its current report on Monday, the federal state is the only one that falls below the critical threshold with an incidence value of 72. *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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