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2020-09-22T14:16:54.174Z

The number of new infections is increasing again sharply. Not only in France and Spain, but also in Germany. Virologist Christian Drosten is worried.



The number of new infections is increasing again sharply.

Not only in France and Spain, but also in Germany.

Virologist Christian Drosten is worried.

  • The

    Corona

    * numbers

    are increasing again more strongly, especially in southern Europe.

  • Virologist

    Christian Drosten

    warns of a similar development for

    Germany

    .

  • Germany does not differ much from other countries.

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    facts about

    the corona

    virus

    *

    and the corona news from Germany here.

    We also offer you the current number of cases in

    Germany

    on a map

    .

Berlin - Virologist

Christian Drosten

fears similar developments in

Germany

with regard to the worsening corona situation in other European countries

.

Here, too, the number of new infections every day is increasing.

Against this background, it must be clear that "if we superimpose the curves, we are lagging a little behind Spain and France and England," said the head of Charité Virology at the German Press Agency in Berlin.

He emphasized “that we shouldn't pretend that things are developing very differently for us.

We don't do a lot of things very differently now

”.

Corona expert Drosten sounds the alarm: The same situation as in southern Europe could threaten

“There are a few details that may be

different here than in southern Europe

.

Our households are often smaller, we have more one-person households, ”said

Drosten

.

There are

fewer multi-generation families

in which the virus is spread very easily beyond the age limits.

“Those are definitely differences.

But otherwise Germany is not much different from these neighboring European countries.

That is why we have to be

very careful

and watch very closely how things continue now. "

That is why we have to be very careful and watch very closely what happens now.

Christian Drosten

Drosten

agreed

that the

test frequency

in Germany was extremely high - but only since the decision to test

return travelers

.

“This is a test frequency that we in Germany cannot hold out for much longer.” The basic test activity that was previously carried out in Germany and will soon be done again is not much higher than in other neighboring European countries.

The core of infection monitoring is only slightly more pronounced in us than in other countries.

"That's why we have to take the numbers seriously."

Virology colleague Hendrik Streeck, meanwhile,

comments on the current situation on

ARD

- and creates a stir *.

Drosten: Corona test frequency cannot stay that way

Drosten also explained that the German case numbers in the summer were largely due to returnees from vacation.

They would not necessarily have been influential in carrying the virus on.

Instead, these infected people would rather give clues about the corona situation in the country of origin.

"What we are seeing right now is a reflection of what is going on in Germany in the form of virus cases." On Saturday, the Robert Koch Institute reported almost 2,300 new cases within the last 24 hours (data status: 19.09., 00.00 a.m.).

Almost 2300 new Corona infections - highest value since the end of April + + + The most important information in the @ dpa-Newsblog: https://t.co/kYrK0Q3nTV via @ Radio91_2 # COVID19 pic.twitter.com/qtuf1MFgZU

- dpa live (@dpa_live) September 19, 2020

In southern Europe, the number of infected people is increasing, especially in France, Spain and Italy.

Meanwhile, experts recommend a simple home remedy that will probably help prevent the spread.

Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn announces a new corona strategy for the cold season.

(lb / dpa) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen digital network

List of rubric lists: © Michael Kappeler / dpa / picture alliance

Source: merkur

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