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Corona in Germany: Lauterbach warns of over 10,000 deaths by the end of May - "Then we would have failed"


The number of corona cases in Germany is still high. Karl Lauterbach calls for a “last strict lockdown”. The news ticker for the Covid 19 crisis.

The number of corona cases in Germany is still high.

Karl Lauterbach calls for a “last strict lockdown”.

The news ticker for the Covid 19 crisis.

  • Coronavirus pandemic in Germany

    : The RKI reports almost 24,000 new coronavirus infections on Saturday.

    The incidence increases slightly.

  • Karl Lauterbach calls for a “last strict lockdown” (

    see update from April 18, 9:15 pm


  • Statutory health insurance physicians assume that the vaccination prioritization will be dropped in May

    (see update from April 18, 5:10 p.m.)


  • This

    news ticker on the Covid 19 crisis * in Germany

    will no longer be updated with immediate effect.

    You can now find all current information in our new ticker.

Update from April 19, 6:15 a.m.:

The German health authorities reported 11,437 new corona infections and 92 new deaths to the Robert Koch Institute within 24 hours.

This is shown by figures from the RKI as of Monday, 5.25 a.m.

Subsequent corrections or additions are possible.

Since fewer tests are carried out on the weekend, the number of cases reported by the RKI on Monday is usually lower.

For comparison: on Monday seven days ago, the Robert Koch Institute recorded 13,245 new infections and 99 new deaths within one day.

Nationwide, the number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the RKI, was 165.3 on Monday. On Sunday, the seven-day incidence was given as 162.3. According to the RKI situation report on Sunday evening, the nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.16, the day before it was 1.22. This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 116 more people. The R-value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago.

Update from April 18, 9:15 pm:

SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach has reiterated his call for a “last strict lockdown” this Sunday.

“There is now the possibility of saving well over 10,000 people, mostly between the ages of 40 and 60, in the next six weeks,” wrote Lauterbach on Twitter: “Or we are not ready for it because the restrictions put 10,000 dead are not worth it.

Then we would have failed. "

Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: Karl Lauterbach calls for "last strict lockdown"

The Rhinelander, who sits for the Social Democrats in the Bundestag, clearly criticized his colleague.

Many politicians would shy away from a “concrete discussion of the number of victims to be expected in the event of a too soft lockdown”, he said: “The victims of a weak policy remain anonymous, even if they die.

We have to fight for them. "

There are still six weeks left.

SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach

The example of Israel would show “that the Covid vaccinations greatly reduce both the number of cases and mortality when more than 50% of the population has a primary vaccination.

We will achieve that at the end of May.

So there are still 6 weeks left ”.

(2) There is now the possibility of rescuing well over 10,000 people, mostly between the ages of 40-60 years, in the next 6 weeks, with a final strict lockdown.

Or we are not ready for it because the restrictions are not worth 10,000 deaths to us.

Then we would have failed.

- Karl Lauterbach (@Karl_Lauterbach) April 18, 2021

Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: Statutory health insurance physicians - From May everyone can receive a vaccination

Update from April 18, 5:10 p.m.:

The doctors expect that the vaccination prioritization of certain groups in Germany can be lifted in May.

"In May, in addition to the general practitioners, the specialists are gradually on board, and we will vaccinate more and more healthy people and other people outside of the currently eligible groups," said the chairman of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), Andreas Gassen, on Sunday of the " Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ”.

He reckons that the prioritization regulations will gradually fall in May and "from then on every adult will be able to receive a vaccination".

Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: 6.5 percent of the population are fully immunized

Update from April 18, 3:23 p.m.:

Not even 20 percent of the German population has currently received a corona first vaccination *.

6.5 percent are immunized by the second vaccination.

Many millions of citizens are therefore still completely unprotected.

Can you still see the first successes of the vaccination campaign?

"With a vaccination rate of 20 percent, we do not have a big, significant impact on the infection process, the number of cases", Carsten Watzl, Secretary assigns the German Society for Immunology for


The first vaccination offers protection against severe courses.

Infections can still be transmitted by vaccinated persons.

That can only contain the second syringe.

Two developments can currently be observed in Germany, which the immunologist describes as the “first success of vaccinations”.

Compared to the second wave, the daily death toll has decreased significantly.

In addition, contagions have shifted.

High incidences are found in younger age groups.

This shows that the vaccinations are effective in the elderly.

Far-reaching easing makes these small advances unthinkable.

“Otherwise we will get huge incidence figures in the rest of the unvaccinated population,” explains Watzl, “we have only just started vaccinating people over 60 and people with previous illnesses.

That will take a while. "


Rathenow in Brandenburg: Vaccination against Corona with the active ingredient from Biontech / Pfizer.

© IMAGO / Jochen Eckel

Corona vaccination chaos in Germany: Sensitive report about wrong appointment allocation - family doctors have to pay for it

Update from April 18, 11:22 am:

"There seems to be a lot of things going wrong," summarizes Detlef Haffke, spokesman for the Lower Saxony Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, to the

Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung


In the Hanover area, chaos with vaccination invitations causes frustration and uncertainty.

Young, healthy people were invited to the vaccination appointment.

Apparently nobody knows why.

“I didn't even know that I was sick,” says one affected person, describing his astonishment.

Actually, it is now the turn of people with previous illnesses.

The vaccination request made him nervous.

Is he sick of something after all and just didn't know anything about it?

The ministry sees the blame for the bureaucratic confusion with the health insurance companies.

The prioritization works via numerical codes in the billing digits.

These codes in the health insurance certificates were presumably entered incorrectly.

However, it is not an isolated case.

The ministry cannot explain why several young people received a letter directly.

The general practitioners have to unload that too.

"These patients are now angry that we will not vaccinate them immediately," reports a family doctor from Hanover.

With him there are people at the door who are actually still a long way from their turn.

He can't vaccinate them.

The doctor has his hands full with those who are actually entitled to vaccination, and the amount of vaccine supplied is still too small.

Coronavirus: incidence unsuitable as a benchmark?

County council president calls for new guidelines

Update from April 18, 10:51 am:

"The draft law has to be corrected in many places," complains Lankdreistags President Reinhard Sager about the plans for a nationwide corona emergency brake.

In an interview with the

Funke media group

, he calls for new standards to be set.

"The mere connection to incidences does not do justice to the pandemic after more than a year and the very different regional situations," he explains.

Vaccination progress, the number of reproductions and the occupancy of the intensive care beds should also be taken into account, says Sager.

In addition, the corona rules are becoming more and more complicated.

The federal states and municipalities can tighten up and regulate other areas, which counteracts the uniformity that is actually desired.

“In this respect, the federal law and a foreseeable federal ordinance will make things even more confusing.

That too is detrimental to acceptance. "

Sager is also very angry about the planned nationwide curfew from 9:00 p.m.

In its generality, it would be a “disproportionate encroachment on civil liberties”, interjects the district council president.

A "superior effect in preventing new infections" was not to be seen in the exit restrictions.

Update from April 18, 10:22 a.m.:

Germany’s political leaders commemorate those who died of the corona pandemic in a service.

Among others, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel *, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeiner, Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble, Bundesrat President Reiner Haseloff and the President of the Federal Constitutional Court Stephan Harbarth take part in the event in the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin.

A central commemoration will then take place in the Berlin Konzerthaus.

People who have lost loved ones in the pandemic will speak there.

Both events will be shown live on TV (



Corona in Germany: embarrassing wage breakdown in several vaccination centers

Update from April 18, 9:51 a.m.:

Employees in vaccination centers in Baden-Württemberg are waiting for their money.

The specialist employees are simply not paid because of “unclear responsibilities”, revealed the

Badische Neuesten Nachrichten


In Karlsruhe, the city and the country would have mutually assigned responsibility.

Those affected are missing several thousand euros each.

In addition to Karlsruhe, there are three other vaccination centers.

“The problem is well known, we will solve it pragmatically and assume the costs,” admitted Uwe Lahl, Director of the Ministry of Social Affairs, now on request from the dpa.

“Those who work for our country are also paid”, promises the head of the office, they are in contact with those affected and will “as soon as possible” ensure that they get their money.

Corona in Germany: Vacation, football, beer garden - Scholz stirs up summer hope

Update from April 18, 8.44 a.m.:

Olaf Scholz


out in the debate in the federal emergency brake.

It is important to him that clear and uniform regulations are established, he explains in an interview with

Welt am Sonntag


The SPD candidate for Chancellor welcomes the corresponding amendment to the Infection Protection Act.

Then Scholz unexpectedly makes a special summer hope.

“I very much hope that vacation trips will also be possible in summer,” he says, not excluding this possibility.

He explains that it is not only the corona situation in Germany that is decisive, but also that in neighboring countries.

“The picture is still too unclear to venture more precise forecasts - we are currently in the middle of the third wave.

But I firmly expect to be able to sit in the beer garden in summer and watch the next Bundesliga season in the stadium. "

Current corona numbers for Germany: RKI reports new values

Update from April 18, 7:26 a.m.:

The health authorities in Germany reported 19,185 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In addition, 67 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours. This is evident from the RKI numbers from Sunday morning, which reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5:40 a.m. On Sunday a week ago, the RKI had recorded 17,855 new infections and 104 new deaths within one day.

According to the RKI, the number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants was 162.3 nationwide on Sunday morning. The day before, the RKI had given this seven-day incidence as 160.7, four weeks ago it was 129.7.

Update from April 17, 6:25 p.m.:

Brandenburg will introduce an exit


between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. from Monday

, thus pre-empting

the federal emergency brake.

The restriction should then apply to the regions in which the 7-day incidence is over 100 for three days in a row, Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD) announced in Potsdam on Saturday.

If the incidence exceeds 200, all schools except for the final classes should also be closed.

Corona in Germany: 19 percent of all Germans have received a vaccination

Update from April 17, 3:10 p.m

.: The Saarland is tightening its corona measures for the model region * due to the "increased number of infections".

Prime Minister Tobias Hans (CDU) announced on Saturday that a medical mask would be compulsory from Monday in all areas where there was previously an obligation to cover the mouth and nose.

There will then no longer be any exceptions to the compulsory test in outdoor restaurants, theaters and concerts.

In addition, compulsory tests are being prepared at elementary and special schools.

Update from April 17, 12.40 p.m

.: More than 19 percent of Germans have received a corona vaccination.

21,332,342 vaccination doses were inoculated at the beginning of the vaccination campaign.

559,967 vaccine doses were given on Friday April 16.

This comes from the current data of the RKI vaccination dashboard.

5,425,990 people (6.5 percent of the total population) are therefore fully vaccinated.

A total of 15,906,352 people received at least one dose of vaccine.

The vaccination rate in Bremen is 22.4 percent.

The state is the front runner in vaccination, followed by Saarland (21.6 percent).

Schleswig-Holstein (20.3 percent) is currently in third place, just ahead of Saxony-Anhalt (20.2).

Hesse is at the bottom of the list.

Here the vaccination rate is 17.2 percent.

Update from April 17, 10.55 a.m

.: A paint attack was carried out on Karl Lauterbach's (58) car.

The SPD health politician describes the color attack on Twitter, as reports.

His statement about the incident is clear and precise.

Corona vaccination speed - current figures are missing after the record day

Update from April 17th, 9.11 a.m

.: When it comes to vaccination, Germany is making progress.

The vaccination record on Wednesday (April 14th) with 758,173 vaccinated doses gives hope.

On Thursday there were already 100,000 fewer - namely 658,019.

For comparison: On January 1, there were 19,271 vaccine doses.

So far, 20,744,105 vaccine doses have been vaccinated in Germany - as of Thursday (April 15).

Current vaccination numbers for Thursday and Friday are not yet available on Saturday morning.

“By the end of calendar week 14 on April 11, 2021, 22,444,875 doses of vaccine had been delivered.

81.8% of these doses were vaccinated in the same period, ”says the Ministry of Health's vaccination dashboard (as of April 15).

The following were delivered: BioNTech / Pfizer (15,105,675 cans), Astrazeneca (5,577,600 cans) and Moderna

(1,761,600 cans).

RKI reports almost 24,000 new coronavirus infections

Update from April 17, 8:34 a.m

.: The health authorities in Germany reported 23,804 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day.

That is around 2,000 fewer than on Friday and around 300 fewer than on Saturday a week ago.

In addition, 219 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours.

The nationwide 7-day incidence rose slightly according to the data from the RKI dashboard to 160.7 (previous day: 160.1).

Four weeks ago the incidence was 99.9.

Corona in Germany: R-value continues to rise

Update from April 16, 10:14 p.m

.: The number of reproductions in Germany continues to rise.

As can be seen from the current management report from the Robert Koch Institute on Friday evening, the seven-day R value is now 1.24.

This means that the number of reproductions will reach its highest value in 2021. The last time the R value was higher was at the end of October.

The current number means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 124 more people.

"The 7-day R-value is above 1. This still means a significant increase in the number of cases," says the RKI.

The R-value represents the occurrence of the infection eight to 16 days ago.

If it is below 1 for a longer period of time, the infection process subsides;

if it is consistently higher, the number of cases increases.

Corona in Germany: Entry ban for holiday destinations in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Update from April 16, 7:16 p.m.:

From Monday, strict rules will apply again in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Private meetings are then only allowed to take place with one person outside of your own household, schools and many shops and museums are closed.

In addition to these measures, an entry ban was also issued - and this affects two popular holiday destinations: the Mecklenburg Lake District and the island of Usedom.

This was announced by the responsible districts of Vorpommern-Greifswald and Mecklenburg Lake District.

The two regions are closed to tourists.

The following also applies: Those who do not live there are also not allowed to visit a possible second home.

There are only exceptions for "good reasons".

This can be, for example, professional reasons or visiting the nuclear family.

According to

, the police announced controls over the weekend.

The seven-day incidence in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania was 149 on Thursday. On Friday it was 182.5 in the Vorpommern-Greifwald (Usedom) district and 179 per 100,000 inhabitants on Thursday in the Mecklenburg Lake District.

Cologne imposes nocturnal curfew - from 9 p.m. only with good reason in public

Update from April 16, 2:45 p.m.:

The city of Cologne has imposed a curfew.

Mayor Henriette Reker said on Friday after a meeting of the crisis team that it was the first time since the Second World War that such a measure had been imposed on Cologne.

She spoke of a difficult day for the city, but given the infection situation, the measure was proportionate.

The health system is just reaching its limits.

The curfew in Cologne applies from midnight.

From the next few days on, people in Cologne will only be allowed outside between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. with a valid reason.

There is also a ban on barbecuing, alcohol and shisha in green areas.

Violations are punished with a fine of 250 euros.

Corona in Germany: The model project in Tübingen will be continued for the time being

Update from April 16, 1:50 p.m .:

The Tübingen model project "Opening with Safety" has already made headlines in the past few weeks, but now the project can continue for the time being, as reported by the

Fuldaer Zeitung *


"We will continue to closely monitor the infection process in Tübingen and initially let the project continue," said a spokesman for the Ministry of Social Affairs in Stuttgart on Friday.

The condition for continuing the model project is that the seven-day incidence on site remains stable - and does not

exceed the 100 mark

on three

consecutive days, i.e. 100 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within one week.

"But at the latest when the new federal infection protection law is officially in force, we will probably have to interrupt the project

," said the spokesman.

The model test began on March 16 and should end next Monday.

The city had previously requested a termination only with a seven-day incidence of more than 125 on three days in a row, as stated in an application signed by Mayor Boris Palmer (Greens).

People in Tübingen can have themselves tested free of charge at several stations - with the certificates of the results, the day tickets, they can then go to shops, the hairdresser or even to theaters and museums.

Due to the large crowd from outside, the tests are now limited to people from the Tübingen district.

Corona in Germany: Ulm is postponing school openings for children and adolescents

Update from April 16, 1.30 p.m.:

Schools should be closed again if the incidence of over 200 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in one week is reached.

Although the city of Ulm is currently still below this value, the city has postponed the planned reopening of the schools for all children and young people for the time being.

However, the city director responsible for education, Gerhard Semler, announced on Friday that it was recommended that schools “should refrain from classroom teaching for the time being”.

As the current figures make clear, according to the State Health Office on Thursday, Ulm recorded an incidence of 190.9.

Semler explained that the background was the experience of the past few days and from the last corona wave, which suggested that "we will quickly reach the incidence of 200".

The head of department emphasized, however, that this was a recommendation, as the legal basis for a ban on face-to-face teaching with an incidence of 200 or more was not yet in place.

The state government in Stuttgart wants to update its Corona regulation at the weekend and then incorporate the emergency brake required by the federal government.

Corona in Germany: After arson attack on RKI - police publish photos of unknown people

Update from April 16, 12.20 p.m.:

In the autumn of 2020, strangers carried out an arson attack on the RKI *, now the police are publishing pictures of a man.

He is suspected of having written a confessional email.

Corona in Germany: Health expert Karl Lauterbach is again campaigning for night exit restrictions

Update from April 16, 10.15 a.m.:

The current corona restrictions are still a topic of conversation, SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach is now again campaigning for the planned evening exit restrictions to be implemented quickly. "It will not be enough on its own, but in no country has it been possible to get a wave under control again with variant B.1.1.7 without also using the instrument of exit restrictions and non-bans" Lauterbach said on Friday when the plans for a "federal emergency brake" were first discussed in the Bundestag.

It is not the time to report complicated concerns, said Lauterbach to the address of FDP leader Christian Lindner. Lindner

had basically backed the planned measures in the Infection Protection Act, but criticized the planned exit restrictions. Lauterbach said: "We need pragmatism, and not mutual clarification of everything that doesn't work."

Update from April 16, 7.30 a.m

.: Family doctors will be able to choose the vaccine for their patients themselves in the future.

"You state on the prescription which vaccine you need how many doses," said the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV) according to a report by the

Rheinische Post


This should apply for the first time to the week from April 26th to May 2nd, for which the federal government will provide vaccines from Biontech / Pfizer and Astrazeneca.

The order quantity per doctor is limited to 18 to 30 Biontech cans and ten to 50 Astrazeneca cans for the week in question.

Corona in Germany - RKI: "Strong increase in the number of cases continues"

Update vom 16. April, 6 Uhr: Die Gesundheitsämter in Deutschland haben dem Robert-Koch-Institut (RKI) binnen eines Tages 25.831 Corona-Neuinfektionen und 247 weitere Todesfälle gemeldet. Das geht aus den Daten des RKI-Dashboards am Freitagfrüh hervor. Nachträgliche Änderungen oder Ergänzungen des RKI sind möglich.

„Nach einem vorübergehenden Rückgang der Fallzahlen über die Osterfeiertage setzt sich der starke Anstieg der Fallzahlen fort“, ist im aktuellen RKI-Corona-Lagebericht zu lesen. Besonders stark seien sie in den jüngeren Altersgruppen gestiegen.

Die bundesweite 7-Tage-Inzidenz liegt laut RKI bei 160,1 (Vortag: 160). Der bundesweite 7-Tage-R-Wert schätzt das RKI auf 1,18 (Vortag: 1,11), wie aus dem aktuellen Lagebericht hervorgeht. Das bedeutet, dass 100 Infizierte rechnerisch 118 weitere Menschen anstecken. „Der 7-Tage-R-Wert liegt über 1. Dies bedeutet weiterhin eine deutliche Zunahme der Fallzahlen“, hieß es im Lagebericht. Der R-Wert bildet jeweils das Infektionsgeschehen vor 8 bis 16 Tagen ab. Liegt er für längere Zeit unter 1, flaut das Infektionsgeschehen ab; liegt er anhaltend darüber, steigen die Fallzahlen.

Corona: Stationen voll! Hilferuf aus Thüringen - Nachbar-Bundesländer müssen Intensivpatienten aufnehmen

Erstmeldung vom 16. April 2021

München/Berlin/Jena - Thüringen muss in der dritten Welle der Coronavirus-Pandemie* als erstes Bundesland schwerstkranke Corona*-Patienten in andere Bundesländer ausfliegen lassen. Denn: Die Intensivstationen sind völlig überfüllt. Das berichten ARD und ZDF am Donnerstagabend (15. April) übereinstimmend.

Schon am Donnerstagvormittag hatten Gesundheitsminister Jens Spahn (CDU)* und der Chef des Robert-Koch-Instituts (RKI)*, Lothar Wieler, auf einer Pressekonferenz in Berlin berichtet, dass wegen der hohen Covid-19-Fallzahlen und der Corona-Mutationen wie der brasilianischen Variante* nur noch zehn Prozent der Intensivbetten in Deutschland frei seien.

Coronavirus-Pandemie in Deutschland: Die Intensivstationen in Thüringen sind voll

In Thuringia, the situation is particularly dramatic - for example, patients from Jena are now being transferred to other federal states.

"We have been in a state of emergency for weeks," explained Prof. Michael Bauer from Jena University Hospital in the ZDF's "heute journal": "Half of my beds are occupied by seriously ill Covid patients." And: The patients are therefore getting younger and younger.

We have been in a state of emergency for weeks.

Prof. Michael Bauer from Jena University Hospital

For example, he said he had "a 32-year-old fitness trainer lying on the ward on ventilation."

It comes "to the most serious illnesses in young patients in the middle of life".

To him is "fear and anxiety".

Other federal states would see the patients in intensive care units in two to three weeks.

“Our backs are against the wall,” said Bauer.


Rostock: Hilfe unter Bundesländern - ein Corona-Intensivpatient aus Sachsen wird aus einem Hubschrauber in einen Krankenwagen verladen. (Symbolfoto)

© Bernd Wüstneck/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Coronavirus-Pandemie in Deutschland: Neuer Höchststand an belegten Intensivbetten

Mitte April ist mit derzeit 20.975 belegten Intensivbetten ein neuer Höchststand in der Pandemie erreicht - Tendenz steigend. Am Donnerstag waren 29.426 Neuinfektionen mit dem Virus binnen 24 Stunden gezählt worden, die bundesweite 7-Tage-Inzidenz* lag zeitgleich bei 160,1.

Verfolgen Sie alle Entwicklungen zur Corona-Krise in Deutschland hier im News-Ticker.(pm) * und sind ein Angebot von IPPEN.MEDIA

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Source: merkur

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