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Corona news on Saturday: RKI registers 8901 new infections

2021-09-18T07:28:28.996Z

For the fifth day in a row, the seven-day incidence in Germany fell. And: Austria's Chancellor Kurz promises a safe ski season. The overview.



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RKI's Covid-19 dashboard: incidence continued to fall

Photo: Rüdiger Wölk / imago images / Rüdiger Wölk

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US clinics report staff and equipment shortages

7:50 a.m.:

In the US, many hospitals are complaining of growing staff and equipment

bottlenecks

.

Delivery problems caused some hospitals to run out of oxygen for patients, Nancy Foster, vice president of quality and patient safety for the American Hospital Association, told Reuters.

"There is a shortage of drivers who are qualified to transport oxygen and a shortage of the tanks required for it." Some hospital employees are so overwhelmed by the new wave of coronavirus cases that they have jobs in retail and other non-medical jobs Areas would have assumed.

Soccer player Ginter talks about his corona infection

07.35 a.m.:

According to his own statement, his vaccination protection has protected national soccer player Matthias Ginter from an even more violent course. Still, the 27-year-old defender admitted that he was badly hit by the infection. "I had a fever, a loss of taste, was completely exhausted, the walk from bed to bathroom alone turned out to be a real effort," said Ginter in an interview with the "Express". »The Sunday and Monday after the Leverkusen game were tough. That was awesome. "

Borussia Mönchengladbach's central defender, who had been vaccinated twice, was prematurely replaced a month ago in a game at Bayer Leverkusen.

At that point in time he assumed a simple infection.

A subsequent corona test was then positive.

“When I got the diagnosis, it was very surprising to me.

I am double vaccinated and I felt safer in some ways, ”Ginter said.

“The vaccination should have prevented a longer period of suffering.

Five days later, the corona tests were negative again. "

Austria's Chancellor Kurz promises a safe ski season

7:20 a.m.:

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has announced a safe ski season. If the situation worsens, only vaccinated people will have access to après-ski bars, he announced in an interview with the Funke media group. Both 70 percent of the over twelve year olds in Austria and the vast majority of tourists are vaccinated. "In this respect, nothing stands in the way of a safe holiday in Austria."

The Austrian party and ski resort Ischgl became a Corona hotspot last year.

On Friday, a damages lawsuit against the state of Austria was negotiated in Vienna.

The plaintiffs are survivors of a corona dead who was on leave in Ischgl.

Her lawyer argued that Kurz was responsible for an exit chaos with further infections with his unprepared announcement of the quarantine for Ischgl.

The republic rejects the allegations.

lov / dpa / AFP / Reuters

Source: spiegel

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