For the tenth day in a row, the number of corona infections in Germany increases. A research group at the TU Berlin rates the current course as “worrying”. The news ticker.
- The RKI reported an increase in new corona infections on Saturday.
- According to a simulation by the TU Berlin, the fourth wave is already on its way.
- In order to stabilize the situation, employer President Rainer Dulger urges people to be more willing to vaccinate.
- This news ticker on Corona * in Germany * is updated regularly.
Berlin – Since July 6, the number of coronavirus infections in Germany has been increasing day by day, including on weekends. The Robert Koch Institute reported 1,608 new infections on Saturday morning and, accordingly, a seven-day incidence of 9.4. The day before it was still at 8.6. The city-states of Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen are particularly affected.
Research group calculates corona forecast: fourth wave also in hospitals
A research group at the TU Berlin rates this increase in the seven-day incidence * as “worrying”. The relative increases are high. According to dpa, your calculations see us already at the beginning of a fourth wave. Based on modeling, the group of scientists expects that a fourth wave will not pass the hospitals either. “According to our simulations, an exponential increase in hospital numbers will start in October.”
“If the current Corona * development continues, it will start even earlier and then intensify again in October,” says the new report by the group led by mobility researcher Kai Nagel to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The team uses anonymized Berlin cell phone data to model the infection process. According to him, the results can at least be transferred to other large cities.
Corona in Germany: “vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate” – employer president warns of autumn
The model results “under all currently realistic conditions a fourth wave among adults, which will be intensified with the relocation of activities indoors in autumn.” Only if the vaccines against the Delta variant * worked significantly better than currently known or if a vaccination quota of 95 percent is achieved, there is no fourth wave in the simulations.
“We have to keep vaccinating, vaccinating, vaccinating so that the situation can stabilize further”
In Germany, however, we are still a long way from achieving this, also because the willingness to vaccinate is declining in many federal states. “We have to be careful not to gamble away what we have achieved,” warns employer president Rainer Dulger. “We have to keep vaccinating, vaccinating, vaccinating, so that the situation stabilizes further,” said the President of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA) of the German Press Agency in Berlin.
According to the dashboard of the Robert Koch Institute, 59.5% of Germans have already received their first vaccination, 45.3% of people in Germany are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. (dpa / vs) *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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