Corona in Germany: The seven-day incidence continues to rise. Two German districts are now officially Corona-free. All developments in the news ticker.
- The Corona * incidence continues to rise slightly. On Saturday the value was 80.7, the day before Friday it was 80.2. Two districts in Germany are currently free of corona (see first report).
- The seven-day incidence * has long been the basis for corona restrictions. Now other values should gain in importance, including the number of hospital admissions.
- The infectiologist Mathias Pletz warns against the careless handling of the virus in the classroom (Update at 8:03 a.m.).
- This news ticker is continuously updated.
Corona in Germany: Infectiologist warns against careless handling of viruses in the classroom
Update from September 4th, 8:03 a.m .: The corona numbers are also increasing among children. That is why the infectious disease specialist Mathias Pletz * warns against lifting the corona measures completely in the new school year *. “After everything we know about Delta, you can’t just let it go,” said the director of the Institute for Infection Medicine and Hospital Hygiene at Jena University Hospital German press agency.
He gives two reasons for this: On the one hand, the Delta variant * could also be more dangerous for children. This mutation of the virus is now also prevalent in Germany. On the other hand, not all adults are vaccinated yet.
“There is […] Reports from various regions of the world that the hospitalization rate for children is currently increasing. ”So whether it also applies to Delta that children generally get less seriously ill than adults, one has to wait and see.
These tendencies can also be seen in Germany: In the group of 5 to 14 year olds, the numbers for new infections and hospital admissions have recently increased. According to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the seven-day incidence in this group rose from under 30 to over 170 within a month (as of September 2).
The incidence of hospitalization in children doubled at times to over 0.7. However, this was still below the level for other age groups. Across Germany, the hospitalization incidence is currently 1.83.
Corona in Germany: the seven-day incidence continues to rise slightly – two circles Corona-free
First report from September 4, 2021:
Munich – The seven-day incidence continues to rise. Overall, the health authorities in Germany reported 10,835 new infections in one day. So the incidence on Saturday morning is included 80.7. The day before, there were 10,303 new infections and an incidence of 80.2. But two districts in Germany are currently officially Corona-free: In the city districts Frankfurt (Oder) and Eisenach nobody has been infected with the corona virus in the last seven days.
There were also 24 corona-related deaths within 24 hours. A week ago it was 22. A total of 3,995,188 people in Germany have officially been infected with the virus since the beginning of the pandemic, although the number of unreported cases is likely to be significantly higher. A total of 3,763,600 people recovered, 92,325 died from or with the participation of a corona infection.
The Corona measures * have so far been based on the incidence values, but in the future other values such as hospital admissions will gain in importance *, such as the dpa reports on Saturday morning.
The index runs analogously to the seven-day incidence and relates to hospital admissions within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants in Germany. The current value is 1.83, the day before it was 1.74. For comparison: the maximum value of the hospitalization incidence at Christmas time last year was 15.5.
In contrast to the incidence, however, no nationwide threshold is planned for the incidence of hospitalization, as there are large regional differences. In addition, it should be taken into account that in the case of severe disease, around ten days usually elapse between an infection and admission to hospital, so that the incidence of hospitalization reflects the situation in Germany with a relatively long delay. * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA