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Corona in Germany: Large federal state is taking a polarizing special path - Merkel doesn't like that at all


The coronavirus numbers remain high in Germany - despite the partial lockdown. You can find all developments regarding the corona pandemic in Germany here in the news ticker.

The coronavirus numbers remain high in Germany - despite the partial lockdown.

You can find all developments regarding the corona pandemic in Germany here in the news ticker.

  • Coronavirus

    * in Germany

    : The


    * case numbers


    at a very high level

    at the end of



    The federal and

    state governments are


    extending the


    * lockdown

    until Christmas.

  • Hope for the next year is the prospect of a




    federal government's

    first vaccination plans

    have already leaked.

  • Chancellor Merkel


    Federal President Steinmeier

    want to encourage people in Germany.

    Bavaria's Prime Minister Söder sees no turnaround

    (see update from November 29, 10:25 p.m.)


  • This

    news ticker

    is updated regularly.

Update from November 30, 12 noon: Baden-Württemberg



a special route


Christmas in the corona pandemic in Germany


As a government spokesman from Stuttgart confirmed to the

German Press Agency (dpa)

this Monday

, the green-black state government only wants to relax the contact restrictions from December 23rd to December 27th.

During this period, hotel stays for family visits should be possible in the third largest German state (around 11.1 million inhabitants).

Means: Immediately after Christmas, the

corona measures will

be tightened again.

Prime Minister

Winfried Kretschmann (Greens)

agreed on this with his cabinet colleagues.

The federal and state governments had recently agreed on an upper limit of ten people plus children up to 14 years of age for meetings “with the closest family or friends” from December 23 to January 1.

But for


this period is said to be too long.

According to the state government from


, a

new corona regulation will come

into force

in Baden-Württemberg

on Tuesday



Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg: Winfried Kretschmann (Greens).

© Sebastian Gollnow / dpa

Corona pandemic in Germany: an average of only three intensive care beds per hospital

Update from November 30th, 10:40 am

: Intensive care physicians warn: On average, there are now only

three intensive care beds available

per hospital across Germany


This was announced by the Intensive Care Working Group of the German Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI), as

reported by




"We are in an absolutely exceptional situation that we have never experienced in the history of intensive care medicine,"

says accordingly

DGAI spokesman Gernot Marx.

The newspaper cites the






Corona intensive care unit: The fear of being overwhelmed is growing in hospitals in Germany (symbol photo).

© Robert Michael / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa

Update from November 30th, 10.16 a.m

.: The

word of the year 2020

has been chosen.


The term that the Society for the German Language (GfdS) has decided on is


familiar to




this year.

Corona in Germany: Passau has the highest 7-day incidence in the country

Update from November 30th, 9.07 a.m

.: The

Hildburghausen district

in Thuringia was Germany's

worst hotspot


Now the city of


(Bavaria) has replaced the hotspot leader.


Robert Koch Institute



a 7-day incidence of 579.5

for the Bavarian city


In the Hildburghausen district, on the other hand, the value remains at 579.1.

Corona hotspots in Germany: incidence value over 500

  • City of


    (Bavaria) - 579.5 (previous day: 537.8)

  • District of


    (Thuringia) - 579.1 (previous day: 579.1)

According to the RKI management report on Sunday (November 29),

eight districts

exceeded an incidence of 300 corona cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days:









(375 , 9),






(320.1) and the city of



For the whole of


, the RKI currently gives a

7-day incidence of 136


Corona virus in Germany: RKI reports more than 11,000 new corona infections

Update from November 30th, 6:13 a.m

.: The health authorities have


11,169 new corona infections


125 deaths


the Robert Koch Institute (RKI)


Last Monday, the number of new infections was 10,864.

Experience has shown that the number of cases after the weekend is comparatively low.

Fewer samples are taken and therefore less tested overall.

According to the RKI management report on Sunday, the


7-day R-value



(previous day: 0.96).

This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 95 more people.

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

If the value is below 1 for a longer period of time, the infection rate subsides.

3,906 Covid-19 patients

currently have to be

treated in

the intensive care unit


2,301 of

whom are

artificially ventilated


According to the DIVI intensive register, there are currently 5,896 beds available.

Corona in Germany: RKI reports the current number of coronavirus cases (data status: November 30, 12 a.m.)

Corona cases proven so far in Germany

1,053 869

Deaths related to Sars-CoV-2


active corona cases in Germany

about 298,521 people


According to the RKI, 739,100 people survived a virus infection

Update from November 29th, 7:18 pm:


new corona rules

have been in place since last Wednesday.

On this day, Chancellor

Angela Merkel

and the Prime Ministers of the federal states agreed.

But the

concrete implementation is

left to the individual federal states.


allows more time than initially estimated


The state government

does not

want to announce the specific rules that should apply there

until Monday


Actually, a

publication at the weekend

was still


Until recently, according to reports, the ministries were in an agreement on how the latest federal and state resolutions to contain the

corona pandemic

in Baden-Württemberg should be implemented.

Worry in the second lockdown: Berlin Corona traffic light scares everyone

Update from November 29th, 5.43 p.m.:



, the second

corona traffic light

on Sunday






more than a quarter of the intensive care beds

in the capital were occupied with Covid 19 patients, as the health administration's management report revealed.

In the late afternoon the traffic light

turned yellow again


According to the updated values,

24.2 percent of

the intensive care beds

are now

occupied by Covid 19 patients.

The Corona traffic light takes into account a total of three important values: the

incidence value

for the last seven days, the

R value

, which measures how many other people a sick person has infected, and the occupancy of the intensive care beds.

The traffic light system in Berlin has been showing red for a long time with the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the past seven days.

This incidence value was now



Berlin now has

64,220 known

cases of


, which means the number has increased by 332 compared to the previous day. There were three more deaths, now 553.

Second corona lockdown in Germany: Merkel and Steinmeier want to calm down

First report from November 29th:

Munich / Berlin - "We have come a long way," affirmed

Chancellor Angela Merkel

on Saturday.

In her weekly video message she wanted the people in Germany seem

to encourage


Despite the still high numbers in many places, one can get a little hope.

This is mainly thanks to the successful development of vaccines.

"We can assume that one or more vaccines will not be available on

Saint Never's Day

, but in the

foreseeable future

," Merkel continued.

Indeed, the


could be

the crucial step in fighting the pandemic.

The first breakthrough came with the German company


* and its US partner


The two pharmaceutical companies announced in November that they had developed the first promising vaccine candidate from Western countries.

In the meantime, the US company


and the British pharmaceutical company

AstraZeneca have

followed suit.

Corona in Germany: Vaccine approval possibly in December - but many questions still open


European Union

has already negotiated supply contracts for vaccine doses with five manufacturers.

Health Minister Jens Spahn

(CDU) expects a first vaccine to be approved in December.

Who, when and how

can be


* has not yet been conclusively clarified.

The president of the German Association of Cities, Burkhard Jung (SPD), estimates that

“mass vaccinations”

for the general population will not be possible until next summer.

Corona in Germany: Despite the second lockdown, the curve has not yet dropped

They would also be useful in the past.

Because the

Robert Koch Institute 

(RKI) has counted a total of

1,042,700 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in 


since the beginning of the pandemic


Within one day,


new cases were transmitted, as the RKI announced on Sunday morning.

Even in the

second lockdown

, which has been in place at the beginning of November, the number of new infections remains high.


federal and state governments have therefore unanimously decided to

extend it to December


However, the rules at

Christmas are a little more relaxed


"We have combined 3 essential elements of pandemic control & these 3 elements, # containment #protection # mitigation, interlock. We have to do everything we can to ensure that they continue".

L. Wieler, RKI President

Video: @phoenix_de & @ RKIMuseum # COVID19

- Robert Koch Institute (@rki_de) November 24, 2020

For many Germans, the second lockdown is a burden.


Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

is also positive.

“The pandemic will not take the future from us,” he wrote in a guest post for

Bild am Sonntag


Because the

advances in medical research

give hope that the virus will not permanently dominate everyday life.

Germany can be full of confidence, said Steinmeier.

(mam / dpa) * is part of the Ippen digital network.

List of rubric lists: © Sebastian Gollnow / dpa

Source: merkur

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