D.he seven-day incidence continues to rise. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Friday morning, it was 48.8. The previous day the value was 44.2, a week ago it was 30.1. The health authorities in Germany reported 9,280 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from the figures that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 4:06 a.m. A week ago, the value for Germany was 5578 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 into greater account.
According to the new information, 13 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 19 deaths. The RKI has counted 3,853,055 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not detected.
The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at 3,693,400. The number of people who died with or with a proven Sars-CoV-2 infection rose to 91,956.
Enough vaccine for booster shots
Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) would like to offer all citizens a booster vaccination. “A booster vaccination is covered by the approvals, it strengthens and extends the vaccination protection,” says Spahn to the editorial network Germany. The federal states are already gradually starting booster vaccinations in care facilities and for people who are particularly at risk. In addition, those who had previously only received vector vaccines could be vaccinated again. “In a second step, we can then think about offering everyone else a booster,” said the minister. Sufficient vaccine is available.
Lauterbach warns of vaccination breakthroughs
SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach expects a significant increase in so-called vaccination breakthroughs. “Breakthrough infections occur in people whose corona vaccination was more than six months ago,” he tells the newspapers of the Funke media group. With all corona vaccines, the risk of a vaccination breakthrough increases after six months. Lauterbach also expressed concern about the possible consequences of vaccination breakthroughs: “According to a new study, 19 percent of people with vaccination breakthroughs have a long-covid problem.”