B.he seven-day incidence in Germany shows little dynamism. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Wednesday morning at 65.4. For comparison: the previous day the value was 65.8, a week ago it was 62.3. The health authorities in Germany reported 11,903 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from the numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 04.23 a.m. A week ago the value was 11,547 infections.
According to the new information, 92 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 76 deaths. The RKI has counted 4,330,258 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not detected.
The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days – the most important parameter for a possible tightening of the corona restrictions – was given by the RKI on Tuesday as 1.70. On Monday it was 1.58. A nationwide threshold value from when the situation can be viewed critically is not provided for the incidence of hospitalization, among other things because of large regional differences. The previous high was around 15.5 around Christmas time.
The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at 4,116,400. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 94,389.
Most ICU patients are not vaccinated
According to the intensive care physicians, the capacities for free beds in the intensive care units are currently relatively stable. “At the moment we are in a plateau phase, we are stagnating with around 1300 Covid intensive care patients. The situation is under control, ”says Gernot Marx, President of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI), the editorial network in Germany. However, there is no way to speak of relaxation. Furthermore, Covid-19 is a “great burden” for intensive care medicine, but the situation in the intensive care units is meanwhile “no longer always and first of all determined by Corona.” There are on average two free intensive care beds per location. “The vast majority of the patients we treat – we know this from discussions with many colleagues in large German intensive care units – are not vaccinated at all or not fully vaccinated.”
The vaccinated minority consists largely of older patients whose second vaccination was a long time ago. “As a rule, these people also suffer from serious chronic illnesses.”
According to the Federal Ministry of Health, around one in ten of the patients who were treated for corona in intensive care units in August and September were fully vaccinated. This emerges from a response from the Ministry to a request from the left-wing member of the Bundestag Sahra Wagenknecht, which became known on Tuesday.