The corona situation in Germany is coming to a head. The number of new corona infections was at an extremely high level on Monday. The RKI reports a record incidence. The news ticker.
- The corona numbers * in Germany are increasing relentlessly. The RKI reported a new record on Monday.
- Chancellery Minister Helge Braun does not rule out school closings (Update from November 14th, 7.45pm).
- Karl Lauterbach (SPD) is now calling for “3G” in long-distance rail transport (Update from November 14, 11:48 a.m.).
- This news ticker on Corona * in Germany is continuously updated.
Update from November 15, 6:18 a.m.: The 7-day incidence has cracked the 300 mark for the first time. The RKI reported an incidence of 303.0 for all of Germany on Monday morning (previous day: 289.0; previous month: 68.7).
Within one day, another 23,607 new corona infections and 43 further deaths were reported (previous week: 33 deaths). That comes from the data of the RKI-Covid-19 dashboard on Monday (November 15th).
Corona in Germany – The incidence in the federal states (as of November 15, 2021)
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Lauterbach calls for tightening the corona – Merkel’s confidante no longer rules out tough steps
Update from November 14th, 7.45pm: Chancellery Minister Helge Braun does not rule out school closings. That said the confidante of Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday in an interview with the World on sunday. School closings do not have to be considered at the moment, but one would be well advised to “not exclude anything apodictically”, because “we must continue to have respect for the pandemic,” said Braun, who is now also officially aiming for the CDU chairmanship.
The Christian Democrats are also calling for concrete measures, such as an extension of the “epidemic situation of national scope” or a lockdown for the unvaccinated. The epidemic is actually supposed to end on November 25th. But the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Hendrik Wüst, for example, is in favor of allowing the status to run until the middle of next year, like that image reported. From Wüst’s point of view, this would give federal, state and local authorities more opportunities to “prevent worse things.”
Robert Habeck had suggested, however, to consider a lockdown for unvaccinated people *. “Contact restrictions are painful cuts, we all know that too well. In view of the dramatic situation, they may be necessary regionally for those who have not been vaccinated, ”Habeck told the Funke media group.
Currently about 3,000 corona intensive care patients in Germany
Update from November 14th, 5:14 p.m.: The number of corona intensive care patients in Germany is increasing: There are currently 3,034 people suffering from Covid-19 in intensive care units. From Saturday to Sunday the number increased by 93. About half of them (1557) require invasive ventilation. This emerges from the intensive care register of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (Divi). The register shows a total of 21,843 intensive care beds in Germany. On Sunday, 19,160 of them were already occupied, so about every sixth patient in an intensive care unit is currently a corona patient.
The number of corona patients in intensive care units had reached its highest level to date in January of this year at 5762. However, during the pandemic, thousands of nurses quit their jobs due to the extreme stress *, so that there are currently fewer nursing staff available than at the beginning of the Corona crisis.
Corona in Germany: Saxony receives 4.5 million FFP2 masks
Update from November 14th, 2:22 p.m.: Saxony will receive 4.5 million FFP2 masks and one million rapid tests from the federal government for a short time free of charge. The masks from the federal stocks came from German production and would be made available for the regions in the Free State particularly affected by Corona, the Federal Ministry of Health explained Saxon Newspaper from Monday.
Accordingly, the Saxon state government had asked the federal government for support. “It shows that it was good to build up reserves of protective and test material over the summer. That helps now, “said the executive Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) of the newspaper.
Regardless of this, the federal government is currently again supplying protective masks free of charge to all nursing homes in Germany. According to Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU *), the fourth corona wave will last until Easter and bring a record number of deaths *.
Corona crisis: Lauterbach calls for the 3G rule in long-distance rail traffic
Update from November 14, 11:48 a.m.: “In this corona situation, it is irresponsible that people, unvaccinated and untested, sit close to other passengers for hours in long-distance traffic”: Karl Lauterbach has because of the current corona numbers (see first report) Stricter rules in long-distance rail traffic are required.
Of the Bild am Sonntag (BamS) The SPD health expert explained his concern with the fact that without a 3G rule (access only for vaccinated, convalescent and tested persons) on these trains, 50 percent of the seats would have to remain free. This is hardly reasonable for vaccinated people, especially during the Christmas season.
Germany: Over five million corona infections detected – incidence 289.0
First report from November 14th: Berlin – Germany has passed the five million mark: The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported 33,498 new corona infections within 24 hours on Sunday morning – there have been 5,021,469 cases in this country since the beginning of the pandemic. Their actual number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not recognized.
55 new deaths from or with Covid-19 were also added on Saturday. The total number of recorded deaths related to the pathogen is now 97,672. The nationwide 7-day incidence is currently 289.0 (previous day: 277.4). On Monday (November 8th) the value had exceeded the threshold of 200.
Current corona numbers for Germany: “This wave will cause more deaths”
Politicians and medical representatives are convinced that Germany is facing extremely tough weeks in the corona pandemic. “This fourth wave will cause more victims, including more fatalities, than anything we have known so far,” said Kretschmer in the Bild am Sonntag (BamS) quoted. At the same time, he prepared people for the fact that the tense situation will continue for months. “We know from last year that we have to hold out until Easter. This wave will not be over before then. “
“The situation in Germany is extremely dramatic,” warned Greens boss Robert Habeck. “The wave that we have in front of us will overshadow all previous waves,” said Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU).
Divi leader on the Corona situation in Germany: “We are really running out of time”
DIVI director Christian Karagiannidis, tweeted on Saturday evening: “The limited operability of the intensive care units and the lack of staff have reached an all-time high. The employees are working hard to do what they can, but they are increasingly at the limit. ”In the rbb evening show, he warned:“ We are really running out of time at the moment. ”
Karagiannidis expects that the threshold of 3,000 Covid patients in intensive care units will be reached in the next two to three days. On Saturday, the DIVI reported 2,941 Covid patients who need intensive medical treatment. The number rose by around 1,000 within two weeks. There are regional differences more than in previous waves of infection. “Above all, Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Saxony and Thuringia are causing me great worries,” said the intensive care doctor.
Corona crisis: “We are threatened with a real exodus in care”
Karagiannidis also pointed out that the number of nurses had decreased substantially during the pandemic. Verdi board member Sylvia Bühler said the BamS: “We are threatened with a real exodus in nursing.”
The Bundeswehr wants to be loud mirrors mobilize 12,000 soldiers by Christmas to support overburdened clinics and health departments. Uniformed helpers should also be available for booster vaccinations and rapid tests in front of nursing homes and hospitals. (AFP / dpa / frs) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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