D.he seven-day incidence has been rising continuously for two and a half weeks. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Saturday morning, it was 13.6 – the previous day the value was 13.2 and the most recent low on July 6th was 4.9.
According to this, the health authorities in Germany last reported new corona infections to the RKI within one day in 1919. This is evident from the numbers from Saturday morning, which reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 04.35 a.m. A week ago the value for Germany was 1608 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, 28 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 22 dead. The RKI has counted 3,754,511 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 3,644,100. The number of people who died with or with a proven Sars-CoV-2 infection rose to 91,520.
Karliczek: Vaccination out of solidarity with children
Federal Minister of Education Anja Karliczek calls on adults to be vaccinated against Corona – also out of solidarity with children and adolescents. “Especially now, when the number of infections is rising again, as far as possible all adults should show solidarity with the children and adolescents, in that non-vaccinated people take advantage of the vaccination offers,” said the CDU politician in the newspapers of the Funke media group. “The solidarity of adults would be a very important contribution to enable regular school operations after the summer vacation.”
Karliczek argued: “No vaccine is approved for younger children, and no vaccination is recommended for children and adolescents aged 12 and over. Therefore: the less the virus circulates among adults, the less it can pose a threat to younger people. Children and adolescents can also become seriously ill, and we still know too little about Long Covid in children and adolescents. “
“Vaccination progress is lagging behind”
Patient advocates accuse the younger generations of a lack of willingness to vaccinate. “Although vaccine is now available for two million people every day, only 500,000 doses are called up because vaccination progress is lagging behind in the young and middle generation,” said Eugen Brysch, director of the German Patient Protection Foundation, the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. It is high time “that now the younger ones also demonstrate their solidarity with vaccinations in the pandemic.”
It was repeatedly complained that the boys had to forego their freedom in favor of the elderly, Brysch told the newspaper. The fact that their willingness to vaccinate is now so low shows that “there was nothing wrong with the accusation”. Those over 60, on the other hand, would “do their part to combat the pandemic with an expected almost 90 percent complete vaccination quota”. Already 85 percent of this age group would have accepted the vaccination offer.