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Corona in Germany: Numbers remain at a high level - RKI names sources of infection

2020-11-25T08:37:20.068Z

The corona virus continues to determine life in Germany. The number of corona cases is hardly falling, reports the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). A trend is still in coming. Further developments in the news ticker.



The corona virus continues to determine life in Germany.

The number of corona cases is hardly falling, reports the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

A trend is still in coming.

Further developments in the news ticker.

  • The coronavirus * continues to challenge Germany - after almost three weeks of partial lockdown.

  • According to the

    Robert Koch Institute

    (RKI), the

    number of corona cases is

    still high, but what does that mean?

  • You can find

    further developments on the subject of

    Corona in Germany

    here.

    This news ticker is updated regularly. 

Munich - Germany has been in

partial lockdown

for a good three weeks

.

The number of corona cases is still high in the second wave *.

The increase in new corona infections has flattened out

since the second

week of

November

, according to the current Covid-19 situation report from the

Robert Koch Institute

(RKI), but the situation remains tense.

The European health authority ECDC doubts the corona measures in Germany.

A current long-term forecast does not bode well.

Stricter measures are needed.

The federal and state governments are apparently in agreement.

At the Corona summit on Wednesday (November 25), a new Corona strategy for Christmas is on the agenda.

Coronavirus in Germany: The most important indicators in the pandemic

The

7-day incidence

* is currently

143

.

The number of new infections in the past seven days per 100,000 inhabitants leveled off at 140 in the past week.

In

Bavaria

(178.0),

Berlin

(197.8),

Bremen

(143.6),

Hesse

(171.4),

North Rhine-Westphalia

(158.9) and

Saxony

(193.5) the 7-day Incidence above the nationwide total incidence.

According to the RKI, in most federal states the increase has slowed down or slightly reversed since November 9.

There

is also no trend reversal in

the number of

reproductions *

.

According to the RKI management report from Monday evening, the

so-called

7-day R

is 0.97 (previous day: 1.03).

This means that an average of 100 infected people infect around 97 other people.

The value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago.

If the 7-day-R is below 1 for a longer period of time, the infection process subsides, according to the experts.

Corona in Germany: RKI case numbers (data as of November 24, 12 a.m.)

  • 13,554 new corona cases

    and 249 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours (data status: November 24, 12 a.m.).

  • So far,

    942,687 people

    in Germany

    have been proven to be infected with Sars-CoV-2.

  • 14,361 deaths

    have been recorded in Germany since the start of the corona pandemic.

  • The RKI estimates that 636,700 people have survived a corona infection.

Coronavirus: Where do people get infected in Germany?

According to the RKI, the high nationwide case numbers are mostly due to a

vague event

.

"For a large proportion of the cases, the infection environment cannot be determined," says the RKI management report.

Corona outbreaks therefore occur in households, community facilities, old people's and nursing homes as well as in the professional environment and at religious events.

But there are also smaller outbreaks in hospitals, facilities for asylum seekers and refugees and religious events that are driving up the number of corona cases.

Funerals are particularly difficult in Corona times.

In Bremen, the police broke a memorial service with 400 family members.

The mourners would have violated hygiene rules, but showed themselves to be "insightful".

Corona in Germany: the positive rate of the test is higher than ever - material in the laboratories is scarce

According to the data from the Association of Accredited Laboratories in Medicine (ALM), the

positive rate

for the corona tests * carried out continues to rise and is

9.6 percent

for the 47th calendar

week (

November 16 to 22)

(previous week: 9.2 Percent).

It was the highest weekly value since ALM data collection began, it said on Tuesday.

The participating laboratories carried out about as many PCR tests for Sars-CoV-2 as in the previous week.

But the material is scarce.

“We all fall back on manufacturers who are active on the world market.

That doesn't make it any easier for us, ”said Evangelos Kotsopoulos, director of the ALM.

As pleasant as it is that

corona vaccines are

currently being

developed and already being produced

at

high pressure

: The need for plastic materials, for example, is thus increasing.

(ml with material from dpa)

* Merkur.de is part of the Ippen digital network


Source: merkur

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