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Corona numbers from the RKI: the seven-day incidence rises to just under 442

2021-12-06T03:46:20.777Z

After a temporary decrease, the corona incidence in Germany is rising slightly again. 27,836 new infections were reported to the Robert Koch Institute within 24 hours.



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Intensive care unit in Saxony (archive image)

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The nationwide seven-day incidence of new corona infections has increased slightly.

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Monday morning, the value was 441.9.

As the RKI further announced, citing data from the health authorities, 27,836 new infections were recorded within 24 hours.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the health authorities have reported a total of 6,185,961 cases.

The institute put the number of people recovered from illness caused by the coronavirus in Germany at around 5,120,100.

The total number of corona deaths in Germany rose by 81 to 103,121.

The seven-day incidence indicates the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week.

The value has risen rapidly since the beginning of November.

As a result, new highs were recorded every day.

The number has stagnated at a high level since the beginning of December: on Sunday the value was 439.2 after 442.7 on Saturday.

On November 18, the federal and state governments set the so-called hospitalization incidence as the decisive benchmark for tightening the corona measures.

This value indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants are in hospital within seven days because of a corona infection.

From a value of three, the 2G rule applies across the board for events in a federal state - that is, only those vaccinated against the coronavirus and those recovered from Covid-19 are allowed.

According to the RKI, the nationwide hospitalization incidence on Friday was 5.52.

Next Thursday, the prime ministers of the federal states intend to meet with the Federal Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz (SPD) to discuss the next steps in the fight against the pandemic.

Weil brings contact restrictions into play after Christmas

In advance, Lower Saxony's head of government Stephan Weil (SPD) spoke out in favor of contact restrictions also for vaccinated people in the period after Christmas.

The "numerous family contacts" would, "in all experience, cause a number of infections again," he told the newspaper, "Die Welt".

"So it is worth considering whether the associated infection dynamics should not be mitigated by a limited break."

At the meeting with Scholz, "we will of course also have to think about how things should go after Christmas," said Weil: "In the end, it depends on the development of the infection process and the situation in the intensive care units."

Among other things, top representatives from the federal and state governments decided last week that uniform nationwide contact restrictions will be introduced for people who have neither been vaccinated against Corona nor have recovered from Corona disease.

Meetings are then limited to your own household and a maximum of two people from another household, with the exception of children up to 14 years of age.

jok / AFP

Source: spiegel

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