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Corona in Germany: Infections and deaths are on the rise - the expert does not believe that the lockdown will end soon

2021-01-12T10:10:52.931Z

The number of corona cases in Germany is simply not going down. The infections are still alarmingly high. The virus hardly seems to be slowing down.



The number of corona cases in Germany is simply not going down.

The infections are still alarmingly high.

The virus hardly seems to be slowing down.

  • Germany has been in

    lockdown

    since November

    .

    A hard lockdown should apply until at least January 31, 2021.

    However, the Corona * case numbers are still at a high level.

  • The

    British corona mutation B.1.1.7

    worries experts.

    A virus variant from South Africa has also been discovered in Germany.

  • This news ticker is updated regularly.

Update from January 12, 10:43 a.m

.: The hard lockdown has hardly had any effect in Germany so far.

The prognoses from medical professionals are bleak.

A return to normal by January 31st is unlikely.

"

I am very unsure whether we can come to an end to the lockdown at the end of the month,

" said the chairman of the professional association of doctors in the public health service (BVÖGD), Ute Teichert, of the Funke media group (Tuesday).

Corona variants, as they are currently rampant in Great Britain and Ireland, could therefore worsen the situation.

"At the moment the numbers look as if it could be difficult to come to an incidence of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants by the end of January," said the doctor.

Reaching this mark once is also not enough.

"The number of infections must remain so low over the long term," emphasized the doctor.

One thing is certain: in any case, there could be “loosening only gradually”, “not all at once”.

Corona in Germany: New infections and deaths are really attracting us

First report from January 12, 2020

Berlin - What do the current

Corona case numbers

tell us

?

Is the data meaningful?

According to the

Robert Koch Institute

(RKI), fewer cases were transmitted

over Christmas and New Year

.

That is changing now.

"

The number of cases has risen again in the last few days,

" says the current

Covid 19 management report

(as of January 10).

And the RKI also writes: "Whether this

trend will continue

beyond the expected follow-up tests and late registrations will only be seen in the course of the next few days."

Almost

13,000 new infections

were reported

to the RKI

in the past 24 hours.

891 other people

died within one day.

The

7-day incidence is 164.5

.

Corona case numbers in Germany: RKI reports 891 more deaths (data status: January 12, 12 a.m.)

Coronavirus cases in Germany

1,933,826

New corona infections in the past 24 hours

12,802

Deaths related to Sars CoV-2 infection

41,577

Deaths in the past 24 hours

891

active corona cases in Germany

322,300

7-day incidence in Germany

164.5

Corona in Germany: 7-day incidence under 50?

The

7-day incidence

* is currently playing an important role in the coronavirus pandemic.

The value decides on stricter corona rules or relaxation.

The aim of the federal government is to reduce the incidence to

below 50

.

So far, no federal state has succeeded.

The infection process can be read off pretty well on the RKI Covid dashboard.

Yolk yellow

is a region with

50 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past week

.

However, red to dark red predominates on the Corona map.

In

Saxony

and

Thuringia

, the sad

Corona front runners

in Germany

are also on Tuesday

.

Bremen

with 86.3 currently has the lowest value.

However, these weekly values ​​should also be assessed with caution because of the holidays.

In Saxony,

the situation is extremely tense

in

Bautzen

(510.4) and

Meißen

(434.8).

The two districts have been one of the corona hotspots in Germany for weeks.

In Thuringia it is the district of

Hildburghausen

(526.9).

The

city ​​of

Zweibrücken

in Rhineland-Palatinate (49.7),

Roststock

(48.3) and the

district of Plön

(44.3)

are currently just

below the

50 mark

.

  • Saxony

    - 341.9

  • Thuringia

    - 325.7

  • Brandenburg

    - 258.5

Where do people in Germany get infected with Corona?

Despite lockdown - for more than two months - the infection rate is extremely high.

Where or what exactly are the infection drivers?

"In most circles it is mostly a

diffuse occurrence

, with numerous accumulations, especially in old people's and nursing homes, the

professional environment

and in

private households,

" writes the RKI in its current management report.

However, many smaller outbreaks, such as in hospitals, continue to contribute to the high incidence, explains the RKI.

But what exactly that means remains a mystery.

Who actually infected someone and where often remains unclear.

“On the one hand we have fewer contacts, but on the other hand we apparently don't know much about where it might have been,” said Hajo Zeeb from the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology in Bremen to the German Press Agency.

There are few major outbreaks.

"One cannot really speak of sources of infection, rather of individual candles."

Zeeb is therefore still unclear

how

widespread

the probably more contagious

coronavirus variant B.1.1.7 * is

already widespread in Germany.

The proportion of samples examined is far too low to be able to draw any conclusions.

The fact that the decline in the number of new infections is only progressing very slowly could be an indication that the virus has changed in some places.

Corona mutations have names like "B.1.1.7" and "Cluster 5" - and are now known as variants of the corona virus.

An overview of the mutations in the pathogen *.

Relaxation at Christmas too dangerous?

Whether the easing of the contact restrictions over Christmas has kept the numbers at a high level is difficult to answer.

Zeeb told the dpa that there was less testing around the holidays.

Therefore, the current figures should be assessed with caution.

"I think we will never know for sure." However, it is positive that there was at least no rapid increase after the family celebrations.

Which measures really help to contain the coronavirus?

A Swiss study is now providing results that could fuel new discussions *.

(ml) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network

Source: merkur

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