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Corona figures from the RKI: Nationwide seven

2022-05-14T13:27:06.603Z

The RKI reports 61,859 new corona infections and 144 deaths within one day. Meanwhile, Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach warns against a return of the more dangerous Delta variant.



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Karl Lauterbach: "Anyone who is now fooling people into believing that Corona is history will regret it bitterly in the fall"

Photo: SASCHA STEINBACH / EPA

According to the Robert Koch Institute, the nationwide seven-day incidence continues to fall.

On Saturday morning the value is given as 477.0.

The day before, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week was 485.7 (previous week: 544.0; previous month: 1015.7).

However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation.

Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI - due to overburdened health authorities and because not all infected people have a PCR test done.

Only these count in the statistics.

In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

The health authorities in Germany recently reported 61,859 new corona infections (previous week: 72,252 registered infections) and 144 deaths (previous week: 184) to the RKI within one day.

Here, too, comparisons of the data are only possible to a limited extent due to the test behavior, late registrations or transmission problems.

In general, the number of registered new infections and deaths varies significantly from weekday to weekday, since more and more federal states do not transmit to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week.

The RKI has counted 25,723,697 infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.

Meanwhile, Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has warned against carelessness.

»The pandemic is not over yet.

An omicron wave in autumn is likely.

But even the more dangerous Delta variant could come back,” said the SPD politician to the “Rheinische Post”.

He referred to an Israeli study, according to which the delta variant was also detected in the wastewater.

You have to be prepared for both scenarios, said the SPD politician.

“We need vaccines against both variants.

That will be very expensive.«

In Germany, the omicron subvariant BA.2 currently dominates with a good 97 percent.

According to the latest weekly report from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the delta variant, which is often associated with more serious consequences, is currently only rarely detected.

Lauterbach called on people to continue to be careful.

"Even in the summer we should remain vigilant," the minister warned.

This includes wearing masks on public transport and on planes.

"Anyone who is now fooling people into believing that Corona is history will regret it bitterly in the fall."

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Source: spiegel

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