The incidence in Germany is in the single digits in many places. The Robert Koch Institute expects fewer cases of severe corona courses. According to a report, this now means a change of course.
Berlin – Incidence alone should no longer be the benchmark: According to a media report, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) wants to introduce hospitalization as an additional leading indicator to classify the pandemic * in Germany.
That reported the picture citing an internal presentation by the RKI. Such a practice would mean a departure from the incidence value as the most important indicator of corona policy.
RKI is apparently planning course change for Germany: New corona indicators
“Several indicators are still necessary for evaluation, but the weighting of the indicators among each other changes,” it said aloud picture in the RKI paper. The institute justifies the addition of hospitalization with the “consequences of increasing basic immunity”.
Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) expressed himself in a similar direction on Twitter at the weekend.
Corona in Germany: RKI still concerned about Delta variant
According to the report, the RKI * expects a “decrease in the proportion of severe cases” and therefore calls for a “greater focus on the consequences of the infection”, including serious illnesses with hospitalization, deaths and long-term consequences.
The nationwide 7-day incidence * on Sunday was 6.2. Even if the number of corona cases is currently low, the spread of the particularly contagious delta variant gives cause for concern. The RKI recently announced that the variant first identified in India is now responsible for more than 50 percent of all infections with the coronavirus * in Germany *.