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Incidence in Germany rises to a new high - important Novavax date seems fixed

2022-01-25T09:46:51.051Z

Incidence in Germany rises to a new high - important Novavax date seems fixed Created: 01/25/2022, 10:30 am By: Martina Lippl Corona: PCR tests in Germany are becoming scarce. © Frank Hoermann / imago The incidence in Germany has reached a new record. The RKI reports over 100,000 new corona infections. There is criticism of the prioritization of the PCR tests. The news ticker. The corona numb



Incidence in Germany rises to a new high - important Novavax date seems fixed

Created: 01/25/2022, 10:30 am

By: Martina Lippl

Corona: PCR tests in Germany are becoming scarce.

© Frank Hoermann / imago

The incidence in Germany has reached a new record.

The RKI reports over 100,000 new corona infections.

There is criticism of the prioritization of the PCR tests.

The news ticker.

  • The corona numbers are reaching new records.

  • According to Weil, PCR tests could only be prioritized in “a few weeks” (update from January 25, 9:33 a.m.).

  • Söder criticizes the imminent lack of PCR tests (update from January 25, 8:54 a.m.).

  • This news ticker about Corona in Germany is updated regularly.

Update from January 25, 9.40

a.m .: The delivery date for the Novavax vaccine doses has been set.

The first 1.4 million doses are scheduled to ship in the week beginning February 21.

This is reported by the

time

and refers to the Federal Ministry of Health.

Germany is expected to receive 3.8 million doses of Nuvaxovid by March 20th.

The protein vaccine from Novavax* is considered an alternative to the mRNA vaccines from Moderna and Biontech/Pfizer.

Unvaccinated employees in clinics or in care should be offered the Novavax vaccine “preferably”.

Vaccination is mandatory for staff in hospitals and nursing homes from March 15th.

Because: PCR prioritization could take weeks

Update from January 25, 9.33 a.m

.: According to the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil (SPD), the prioritization of clinical staff and risk patients for PCR tests decided at the Corona summit could still take “a few weeks”.

In order to be able to assess the infection process despite the new test strategy, other factors must be taken into account, Weil told NDR.

In an interview with the NDR, Weil referred to the antigen tests that are carried out at test stations.

These too must be included in the test strategy, he demanded.

But this had to “first be discussed calmly and in detail,” Weil continued.

Corona summit: Söder dissatisfied with the federal-state round

Update from January 25, 8.45 a.m

.: The prioritization of the PCR tests that has now been decided means that from this point on the government has “no idea” “how high the number of infections really is,” said Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) on Monday evenings in the ARD “Tagesthemen”.

Meanwhile, the corona incidence reached a new record.

"We were surprised and annoyed," Söder continued.

The impending test shortage is "not a strong sign for logistics and material procurement in Germany".

In his opinion, the discussions with the state colleagues and Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) were overall “unsatisfactory because we only postponed it again”.

Omicron wave is picking up speed: Incidence in Germany at almost 900

First report from January 25, 2022

Berlin - The omicron wave in Germany is picking up speed.

The 7-day incidence on Tuesday morning was 894.3, which is a new high (previous day: 840.3).

In the past 24 hours, 126,955 new corona infections and 214 further deaths have been recorded at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

This emerges from the data of the Covid 19 dashboard of the RKI.

Experts assume that the number of unreported cases of corona is large.

The test capacities in Germany are increasingly reaching their limit and the health authorities can hardly keep up with their work.

RKI: Incidence in Berlin just under 1,600

The incidence* is already above the 1,000 mark in five federal states: Berlin (1,593.5), Hamburg (1,547.4), Bremen (1,496.3), Brandenburg (1,194.8) and Hesse (1,025.4).

The value is lowest in Thuringia with 310.8.

Corona case numbers in Germany (as of January 25, 2022)

  • The 7-day incidence in Germany is currently 894.3.

  • According to the RKI, 126,955 new corona infections and 214 other deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

  • According to the RKI, there are currently around 1,423,700 active corona cases.

  • According to the DIVI intensive care register, 2,404 Covid 19 patients have to be treated in an intensive care unit.

    1,379 of them are artificially ventilated.

Corona in Germany: PCR tests are becoming scarce

PCR tests are still considered the "gold standard" for detecting a corona infection.

But the laboratory capacities are becoming scarce in view of the exploding number of infections.

The test strategy should therefore be adjusted.

There should be a prioritization for PCR tests.

In the future, they will primarily be used for people from corona risk groups and employees who care for and treat them.

According to the currently applicable test regulation, for example, anyone with a positive rapid test is still entitled to a post-PCR test.

Lauterbach defends new test strategy

Certified rapid antigen tests should be sufficient for free testing from contact person quarantine or infected isolation, but they are considered less reliable.

Are rapid tests sufficiently reliable?

Lauterbach said on Monday evening in the ARD: "If two antigen tests are positive in a row, then that's almost as safe as a PCR test." It only happens "very rarely" that they deliver a wrong result.

(ml, dpa) *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Source: merkur

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