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Corona numbers in Germany are falling rapidly - warning of photos of your own vaccination cards online


The number of corona cases in Germany is falling. The nationwide 7-day incidence gives cause for hope. Virologist Sandra Ciesek is also optimistic. The news ticker.

The number of corona cases in Germany is falling.

The nationwide 7-day incidence gives cause for hope.

Virologist Sandra Ciesek is also optimistic.

The news ticker.

  • Coronavirus

    pandemic in Germany

    : The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reports fewer new corona infections than in the previous week, and the 7-day incidence continues to decrease significantly.

    (Update from May 5, 6:30 a.m.)


  • Health Minister Jens Spahn points out the progress of the vaccination

    (update from May 4, 4:24 p.m.).

  • Virologist Sandra Ciesek is optimistic about the current infection rate

    (update from May 4, May 20).

  • This

    news ticker about the corona crisis in Germany

    has ended.

    The continuation from May 5th can be found here.

Update from May 5, 8:45 a.m.:

Many people in Germany are very happy after a corona vaccination.

Some even share photos of their vaccination records on social networks.

Privacy advocates see this with concern.

"If vaccinated people publish a photo of their vaccination pass on the Internet, the criminal can serve as a template," warned the Hamburg data protection officer, Johannes Caspar, to the dpa.

Fraudsters could use the batch numbers, stamps and doctor's signatures to produce forged vaccination records, which are then traded on the black market.

Last week, for example, the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) in Lower Saxony made a case public.

According to the information, vaccination certificates for 99 to 250 euros were offered, among other things, via the messenger service Telegram.

Data protection advocate Caspar also emphasized that health data generally did not belong on the Internet.

"All users should be aware that this is sensitive information that is not only viewed by their own friends, but also by unknown third parties and by the social networks themselves." draw conclusions about previous illnesses in young people, for example.

Corona in Germany: RKI reports again significantly decreasing incidence

Update from May 5, 6:30 a.m.:

The health authorities in Germany reported 18,034 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day.

In addition, 285 new deaths were recorded.

That comes from the numbers of the RKI from Wednesday morning.

For comparison: On Wednesday a week ago (April 28), 22,231 new infections and 312 deaths were reported.

The nationwide 7-day incidence fell significantly again and is optimistic.

According to the RKI, the value for Germany on Wednesday morning was 132.8.

This is a significant decrease, especially compared to the incidence value of the previous week.

At that time, the RKI reported a nationwide 7-day incidence of 160.6.

On Tuesday (May 4) it was 141.4.

Corona in Germany: Virologist Ciesek optimistic - "Are on the right track"

Update from May 4, 8:05 p.m.:

The virologist Sandra Ciesek has been cautiously optimistic about the current infection situation.

"I think we are on the right track," said the 43-year-old, also with a view to the current vaccination rate in the NDR podcast "Coronavirus Update", which she runs alternately with her Berlin colleague Christian Drosten.

"I am optimistic: if we manage to continue vaccinating quickly and in a targeted manner and perhaps half of the adults have already received the first dose in four weeks, the situation will then relax further," continues Ciesek.

As a further reason for an optimistic prognosis, the virologist cited the interplay between the increasing speed of vaccinations, people's behavior and the beginning of summer.

Last week, over 1,000,000 vaccinations were carried out in Germany for the first time in one day.

Corona in Germany: Spahn on vaccination offer for everyone - "sichrelich in July"

Update from May 4, 4:24 p.m

.: At the 124th

Doctors' Day,

Federal Health


Jens Spahn referred to the expected growing amounts of vaccines - and therefore specified the prospect of vaccination options for all citizens.

In Berlin, the CDU politician was optimistic about the general vaccination progress.

It is "certainly in July" to reach the state "where we will actually have all those who really wanted to be vaccinated".

Then it is a joint task to convince and reach those who hesitate or have questions.

The federal government had promised to make a vaccination offer to all citizens by the end of the summer.


Health Minister Jens Spahn at the 124th German Medical Congress, which was largely held digitally.

© Bernd von Jutrczenka / dpa

Update from May 4, 3:55 p.m.: Lower Saxony

wants to end the corona lockdown with a step-by-step plan.

Openings are pending for gastronomy, trade and tourism.

Far-reaching easing is also taking place in Bavaria.

Vaccinated people can look forward to relief from Thursday.

In addition, from next Monday (May 10) in counties and urban districts with a stable seven-day incindence below 100, outdoor restaurants will be allowed to open until 10 p.m.

Corona in Germany: Müller also clouded hopes for summer vacation

Meanwhile, Berlin's mayor has spoken out in favor of a nationwide agreement on vacation options during the summer holidays. "We will definitely come together again to form an MPK, because we have to coordinate something like this nationwide," said Michael Müller, chairman of the Conference of Prime Ministers (MPK). "That is only possible if there is an understanding between the federal states of how we deal with the whole subject of travel, domestic, international and city tourism," said Müller after a meeting of the Berlin Senate. “There will definitely have to be a coordination process.” After all, travel is cross-border.

He also dampened expectations for the coming summer vacation: “I'm still cautiously optimistic at the moment,” he said.

“Everything that we have reduced at the moment, the contact options, we will gradually increase again.

We will then have more employees in the company again.

You have to think everything through to the end. "

Corona in Germany: Kretschmann slows down hope when traveling

Update from May 4, 1:38 p.m

.: The vaccination is progressing.

But there is still room for improvement when it comes to vaccination performance.

On this Monday (May 3), slightly fewer vaccine doses were given than a week ago: 424,777 (Monday, April 26: 424,833).

So far, 23,852,426 people in Germany have received at least one vaccine dose.

This corresponds to a vaccination rate of 28.7 percent.

This emerges from the vaccination rate monitoring carried out by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Tuesday (as of May 4, 12.00 p.m.).

So far, a good eight percent of the population has received full vaccination protection.

Update from May 4, 11:07 a.m

.: Baden-Württemberg's Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) has dampened many people's hopes of traveling soon, despite the slight decrease in the number of corona infections.

“I don't see that at first.

The incidences would have to go down drastically before we can consider something, "said the Green politician.

Because of the mutants * that keep appearing, the situation is still uncertain.

It is too early to speak of a trend reversal because of the slightly falling numbers.

In addition, travel is one of the "very problematic things, because the virus is spread through travel", and it was only through travel that it was spread around the world in the first place.

"Great caution is required." 

Afraid of the corona vaccination?

Survey shows clear result

Update from May 4, 10:58 a.m

.: The vast majority of Germans have no concerns about being vaccinated against Covid-19.

83 percent are therefore not afraid or not at all afraid of the corona vaccination.

The uncertainty tends to decrease with age.

This was the result of a survey by the Techniker Krankenkasse.

For example, 90 percent of people aged 60 and over have little or no fear, while the proportion of 18 to 39-year-olds is slightly lower at 76 percent.

Of all those surveyed, only ten percent are more concerned, six percent feel specific fear.

In March, 1,000 people took part in the Forsa Institute's survey.

Doctors want to investigate the "collateral effect" of corona measures

Update from May 4, 10:44 a.m

.: Medical President Klaus Reinhardt has called for a comprehensive scientific investigation of the health effects of the corona containment measures.

These "collateral effects" in the fight against the pandemic have long been underestimated, said the head of the German Medical Association at the digital Doctors' Day.

He referred, for example, to urgently needed treatments that had not been started and suspended early detection examinations.

Effects on children, in particular, require special consideration.

In addition to educational deficits at school, it is important that many children have experienced important development phases in social isolation.

Corona in Germany: RKI reports 7-day incidence

Update from May 4,

6:06 a.m.: The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reports 7,534 new coronavirus infections and 315 more deaths within one day.

That comes from the data on the Covid-19 dashboard Tuesday morning.

The 7-day incidence has fallen to 141.4 (previous day: 146.9).

For comparison: on Tuesday a week ago, the value was 10,976 and the 7-day incidence was 167.6.

According to the RKI management report from Monday evening, the nationwide 7-day R-value is below the critical value of 1 at 0.88 (previous day: 0.92).

The R-value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 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.

Update from May 3, 10:05 p.m.:

The number of corona infections in Germany continues to drop significantly.

At least that's what the news portal



Accordingly, 8,404 new infections with the corona virus were registered in the Federal Republic of Germany this Monday.

On Monday there were 10,819 newly reported Covid cases.

In comparison, this would mean a decrease of 22.3 percent within a week.

refers to its own calculations.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) always publishes the official figures the following morning.

But: The signs are increasing that the Corona situation is improving noticeably nationwide, step by step.

Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: Saxony has stricter corona rules than Bavaria

Update from May 3, 8:40 p.m.:

After Bavaria announced extensive openings in the Corona crisis this Monday, Saxony will adjust its emergency ordinance on Tuesday.

This applies regionally instead of the federal emergency brake if the 7-day incidence falls below 100.

In summary, it can be said that openings and loosening can only be expected in May if the number of Covid 19 cases falls really drastically.

Otherwise everything stays the same - namely closed.

Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: Hardly any easing and openings in Saxony

As the


(behind a payment barrier) reported on Monday evening, hotels, guest houses and holiday apartments will remain closed until at least May 30th - and thus also over Whitsun.

This also applies to restaurants.

Exception: If the 7-day incidence is below 100 for 14 consecutive days, the outdoor catering in the respective city or district may open.

If the value is exceeded on just one day, the count will start again.

  • Corona emergency ordinance in Saxony (source:



  • Applies if the 7-day incidence regionally falls below 100.

    Rules should apply up to and including May 30th.

  • Events:

    Remain prohibited, leisure facilities such as fitness studios or indoor swimming pools are closed.

  • Retail:

    With the exception of the “Click & Meet”, which is already regulated in the federal emergency brake, there is no relaxation.

    The stores and shops need to stay for walk-in customers.

  • Hotels and tourism:

    Must remain closed, loosening and openings are not planned for the time being.

  • Gastronomy:

    May not open.

    First exception: sales "to go".

    Second exception: If the 7-day incidence is below 100 regionally for 14 days, outdoor dining is allowed to open again.


Hardly hit by the corona pandemic: Saxony, here the state capital Dresden.

© IMAGO / Sylvio Dittrich

Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: Karl Lauterbach gives hope

Update from May 3, 8:30 p.m

.: Corona expert Karl Lauterbach was often correct with gloomy assumptions about the Covid 19 pandemic.

Now he gives Germany hope.

The numbers will probably fall quickly, he told


The vaccinations would not yet have their full effect.

You can read what time frame the epidemiologist assumes under the link.

Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: The situation in intensive care units is easing somewhat

Update from May 3, 8:20 p.m.:

The situation in German intensive care units is easing somewhat in the corona pandemic.

According to the

Association of Intensive Care and Emergency Physicians (DIVI)

, the number of intensive care patients in Germany could fall in just a week.

This is what the ZDF's “heute journal” reports.

The doctors would attribute the slowly improved initial situation to the progress of the vaccination campaign and the measures taken by the federal emergency brake, it said.

According to the

intensive care register

from DIVI and the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), as of Monday evening, 8:19 p.m., 5010 Covid-19 patients were in German intensive care units, 2940 of whom had to be invasively ventilated at this time.

Covid-19 patients in German intensive care units:


Corona patients invasively ventilated:


Currently occupied intensive care beds in Germany:


Intensive care beds currently free:


Source: DIVI and RKI intensive registers, as of May 3, 8:19 p.m.

Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: More than 6.6 million people have received two vaccinations

Update from May 3, 4:05 p.m.:

In Germany, 28.2 percent of people have now received at least one corona vaccination.

That comes from the numbers of the vaccination dashboard from Monday.

Accordingly, 250,114 corona vaccinations were carried out on Sunday.

8 percent of the population, i.e. more than 6.6 million people, have now received full vaccination protection.

The vaccination campaign in Germany has picked up speed and vaccination in this country is even faster than in Great Britain or the USA. At least that's

what Spiegel


, citing processed data from the Oxford University platform “Our World in Data”.

According to this, 0.78 vaccine doses per 100 inhabitants were vaccinated in Germany in the last seven days.

Only Qatar (0.93), Uruguay (0.95) and the front runner Hungary (1.3) showed a faster pace.

Great Britain (0.74) and the USA (0.72) have now fallen behind Germany.

However, this is also due to the fact that large parts of the population there have already received their corona vaccination.

In Great Britain, more than 50 percent of the population have already received a primary vaccination, in the United States it is around 44 percent.


The corona vaccination rate in Germany continues to pick up speed - vaccination is now faster than the USA and Great Britain.

(Symbol image)

© Bernd Weissbrod / dpa

Corona in Germany: Cologne starts vaccination in socially disadvantaged areas

Update from May 3, 1:25 p.m.:

The city of Cologne started the early corona vaccination of people in

socially disadvantaged areas

on Monday.

As a spokesman for the city announced, the residents of the Chorweiler district were initially offered a vaccination.

A so-called vaccination bus was parked in a central square in the high-rise estate.

At the beginning, 300 corona vaccination doses from the manufacturer Moderna would be available.

The Cologne pilot project provides for residents of socially disadvantaged areas with high numbers of infections to be preferably vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Mobile vaccination teams are to be used for this.

In the Cologne district of Chorweiler, the 7-day incidence was last at 543.4 and thus well above the average for the city of Cologne (188.8).

The mayor of Cologne Henriette Reker (independent) resisted criticism of the action.

"We just don't override the vaccination sequence," Reker


on Monday at



“We have succeeded in prioritizing group three for these people in the social rooms, and now it is group three's turn.

Since we vaccinate with a separate vaccine, nobody here misses a vaccination that they would otherwise have received. "

Corona in Germany: outbreak on asparagus farm - the entire district is now threatened with the emergency brake

Update from May 3, 11.55 a.m.:

After a corona outbreak on an asparagus and berry farm, people in the Lower Saxony district of Diepholz must be prepared for tougher corona rules. According to the numbers from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) from Monday morning, the 7-day incidence there is 132.7. This means that the critical mark of 100 has been exceeded on the third day in a row.

In this case, the district had announced that from Wednesday (May 5) additional measures of the nationwide Corona emergency brake and the requirements of the Corona Ordinance of the State of Lower Saxony should apply.

At the weekend, the Diepholz district announced that a series of tests on the asparagus and berry farm found 87 corona infections.

A total of 1011 people were tested.

A new series test is to take place in the affected company on Monday.


After a corona outbreak on an asparagus farm in Lower Saxony, the entire district is now threatened with the emergency brake.

(Symbol image)

© Sascha Steinach / imago-images

From the point of view of intensive care physicians, the Federal Emergency Brake "was able to save many thousands of lives"

Update from May 3, 9:58 a.m.:

After the praise of SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach for the federal emergency brake

(see update from May 2, 10:30 p.m.)

, the intensive care physicians also draw an initial positive balance. "We are confident that the number of Covid-19 patients in the intensive care units will decrease - and that is directly related to the measures taken by the federal emergency brake, as well as the significant progress in vaccination," said DIVI President Gernot Marx the

Rheinische Post


The declining infection rate in Germany will also be visible in the intensive care units in a week.

“We are convinced of that,” Marx continued.

“From our point of view, the federal emergency brake was able to save many thousands of lives,” assured the DIVI President.

At the moment, one could not speak of relaxation in the intensive care units.

A “plateau formation” has been observed in the number of corona patients of around 5,000 for a good week.

Nevertheless, Marx was confident: "We have justified hope that the combination of a federal emergency brake plus an ongoing vaccination campaign will allow us to cope with the pandemic in the next few months, so that the third wave was also the last big wave of Covid patients."

Corona in Germany: Super hotspot in Thuringia

Update from May 3, 8.28 a.m

.: An incidence of more than 500 - the Corona hotspot is according to RKI information in Thuringia.

The Saale-Orla district is currently particularly affected by Corona with a 7-day incidence of 574.0.

Two districts in Saxony follow: Central Saxony with 370.9 and the Erzgebirgskreis with 342.4.

The weekly value is lowest in the district of North Friesland (Schleswig-Holstein): 33.7.

Corona: RKI reports 9,610 new infections and 84 deaths

Update from May 3, 6.11 a.m

.: The number of corona cases in Germany is falling: The health authorities in Germany reported 9,160 new corona infections and 84 further deaths to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day.

The 7-day incidence on Monday morning is 146.9.

Experience has shown that the number of cases is lower on Monday because fewer tests are carried out on the weekend.

Late registrations are therefore still possible.

On Monday a week ago, the RKI recorded 11,907 new coronavirus infections and 60 deaths within one day.  

Corona hope?

Lauterbach calls Merkel's emergency brake a “good overall package” - and gives a summer forecast

Update from May 2, 10:30 p.m.:

Karl Lauterbach sees Germany on the way out of the Corona crisis. “I assume that the number of cases will drop significantly from mid-May to the end of May. Then we can say we have defeated the third wave, ”emphasized the SPD health expert in a WDR interview. So far the wave has only broken. At the same time, the 58-year-old warned against carelessness, because: "You shouldn't overestimate the vaccination effect: less than 35 percent of 70 to 80-year-olds have been vaccinated so far."

In addition, we must look more closely at a different generation: “If the numbers among children and young people should increase in the next few weeks, the third wave could start again.

So we have to be very careful there. ”All in all, however, he is optimistic about the future:“ The summer will be good.

The Indian mutant will not endanger that. ”The new infection protection law with emergency brake, compulsory tests in schools and companies as well as night exit restrictions have played a large part in the positive development.

This means that Germany has “a good overall package at the start that should normally be enough to get the third wave under control”.


The Indian mutant does not worry him: SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach predicts a relaxed summer.

© Kay Nietfeld / dpa

Corona-Krise in Deutschland: Impfstoffe müssen bedarfsgerecht zwischen Praxen und Zentren verteilt werden

München - Deutschland* steht in der Corona*-Pandemie abermals vor sehr entscheidenden Wochen. Es geht im Mai darum, die Weichen für eine möglichst reibungslose Rückkehr in ein weitgehend normales Alltagsleben zu stellen. Natürlich unter Berücksichtigung des womöglich niemals ganz zu besiegenden neuartigen Coronavirus*, das hierzulande mehr als 80.000 Menschen das Leben gekostet hat.

Entscheidend ist nun unter anderem die bedarfsgerechte Verteilung des Impfstoffes* auf Arztpraxen und Zentren, um die Vakzine möglichst schnell verabreichen zu können und so wenig wie möglich entsorgen zu müssen. Außerdem muss die Politik darüber entscheiden, inwiefern ein starres Festhalten an der Impfreihenfolge* angesichts der zunehmenden Zahl der angelieferten Präparate sinnvoll und auch zeitgemäß bleibt.

Corona-Krise in Deutschland: Frage zur Rückgabe der Grundrechte an Geimpfte und Genesene

Über allem schwebt zudem die Frage, welche Grundrechte Geimpften und Genesenen - womöglich auch negativ Getesteten - wieder zugestanden werden. Dahinter dürfte auch die Hoffnung stehen, wegen der Corona-Maßnahmen* brachliegenden Branchen wie dem Hotel- und Gastrogewerbe aber auch dem Einzelhandel eine Perspektive zu bescheren, auf die hier schon so lange gehofft wird. Andererseits befürchten die politischen Entscheider offenbar eine Neiddebatte, wenn im Frühling und womöglich auch Frühsommer Millionen Deutsche miterleben müssen, wie einige Landsleute eine neue Freiheit genießen, die ihnen selbst unverschuldet noch verschlossen bleibt.

Diese Debatten werden nun im Kabinett von Angela Merkel, aber auch in den Parlamenten geführt. Angesichts von stagnierenden oder sogar wieder sinkenden Inzidenz-Werten in vielen Städten und Landkreisen der Bundesrepublik sowie eines R-Werts* von weniger als 1 - Infizierte stecken also im Schnitt weniger als eine weitere Person an - ist es dafür höchste Zeit. (mg) * ist ein Angebot von IPPEN.MEDIA

Rubriklistenbild: © Michael Kappeler/dpa

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