The RKI reported over 40,000 new corona infections on Sunday, the incidence has reached a peak. Now virologist Kekulé is calling for another lockdown. The news ticker.
- The seven-day incidence in Germany has risen to a new high. There were over 40,000 new infections and 75 deaths in 24 hours (see first report).
- The Federal Foreign Office has announced new high-risk areas – including a popular holiday destination (see update from November 21st, 12 noon).
- Now virologist Alexander Kekulé is speaking out in favor of a new lockdown – and sharply criticizing the traffic light coalition (see update from November 21st, 3 p.m.).
- This news ticker is updated regularly.
Update from November 21, 4:20 p.m .: According to the police, two corona rapid test centers in the Münsterland have allegedly been set on fire. Since a political background cannot be ruled out, the state security of the Münster police have taken over the investigation, the police in the Westphalian city announced on Sunday. On Sunday night, a witness first noticed a burning test station in Ahaus-Ottenstein in the Borken district, and a few hours later a burning test tent was discovered in Gronau-Epe.
According to the police, property damage of 10,000 euros each occurred at both locations. Whether the two fires are connected is now part of the investigation. The police continued to explain that arson had already occurred at both test stations in the past.
Corona “situation worse than ever”: lockdown for Kekulé inevitable
Update from November 21, 3 p.m .: Only last week, the traffic light coalitionists let the epidemic situation of national scope expire and decided on a new package of measures. The SPD, FDP and the Greens opposed a general vaccination requirement, which was already sharply criticized by the virologist Christian Drosten *. Now his colleague Alexander Kekulé also reports in a column focus.de to speak and criticize the arguments of the traffic light as “as holey as a tattered mouth and nose protection.”
According to Kekulé, the epidemic emergency is far from over, but “worse than ever.” The fact that violence is now in the hands of the individual state governments and no longer with the federal government is simply a complication with regard to the implementation of the measures. The virologist also does not accept the argument of the traffic light that the end of the emergency situation means that curfews and travel warnings could no longer be enforced and that fundamental rights would be returned to the citizen. All of these measures could have been canceled without the epidemic situation coming to an end.
The corona package of measures decided by the possibly future government, on the other hand, could in no way slow down the current drama. 3G is good and important, said Kekulé focus.de, but the regulation comes much too late. “We have to admit that the fourth wave cannot be stopped without a complete lockdown,” concludes the virologist.
In addition, increasing the number of PCR tests and progressing vaccinations, especially boosting those over 60 years of age, could help. The Biontech boss Ugur Sahin * recently spoke out in favor of this.
Corona in Germany: New risk areas from today
Update from November 21st, 12 noon: The increasing number of corona infections worldwide has resulted in the Federal Foreign Office announcing new high-risk areas through the Robert Koch Institute. In addition to the neighboring countries Austria and the Czech Republic, Belgium, the Netherlands without a large part of their overseas territories, Ireland and the popular holiday destination Greece are now on the list. According to the RKI, this will apply from this Sunday.
Only countries outside Europe have been removed from the high-risk list. Eastern European countries such as Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Ukraine can still be found on it. In total, the Federal Foreign Office has identified 66 countries worldwide as high-risk areas. For travelers from these countries, this means a ten-day quarantine obligation if they are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered. According to the RKI, you can have your own freedom five days after entering the country at the earliest.
Corona: Germany-wide incidence at a record high – nightly curfews in hotspot regions
Update from November 21, 9:56 a.m .: Baden-Württemberg is tightening the applicable corona rules in some hotspot regions. From Monday, there will be a night curfew for unvaccinated people between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. in the districts of Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis, Ostalbkreis and Biberach.
First report from November 21: Munich – The nationwide seven-day incidence * has reached a new high. The Robert Koch Institute * (RKI) stated the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Sunday (November 21) as 372.7. The day before the value was 362.2, a week ago at 289 and in the previous month at 85.6.
Corona in Germany: Over 40,000 new infections – 75 deaths
The health authorities reported 42,727 new Corona * infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from the numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 04.35 a.m. Exactly one week ago there were 33,498 infections. According to the information, 75 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 55 deaths.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the RKI has counted 5,354,942 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2. * The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not recognized.
The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was given by the RKI on Friday as 5.34 (Thursday: 5.30). With the indicator it must be taken into account that hospital admissions are sometimes reported with delay. The previous high was around 15.5 around Christmas time.
Corona in Germany: Over 4,600,000 million recovered – almost 100,000 dead
The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at 4,626,300. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 99,062. (kam / dpa) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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