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Corona crisis: RKI reports minimal increase in infections

2022-09-22T08:09:11.857Z

Within 24 hours, the health authorities in Germany registered 106 more deaths related to the corona virus. A new study shows a possible consequence of an infection.



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Corona test offer in Saxony (in January)

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The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reports

56,978 new infections

, just above the value from the previous day (56,715).

The total number of known infections has thus risen to over 32.85 million.

The

seven-day incidence

rose to

281.4

from 264.6 the previous day.

The RKI registered

106 more deaths

related to the corona virus.

On Wednesday there were 90 deaths, the known total is 149,275.

According to a recent study, long-term consequences can occur even after an infection has supposedly been overcome.

According to this, significantly more people suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome after a corona infection than people who have not been in contact with the virus.

Young women are also predominantly affected by the exhaustion syndrome, as the Berlin Charité and the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein jointly announced.

The research team evaluated data from around a thousand patients whose corona infection was at least six months ago.

A comparison group was formed from around a thousand people without a previous infection.

Around 19 percent of those previously infected with corona showed relevant symptoms for chronic fatigue syndrome.

In contrast, it was only eight percent in the comparison group.

According to the researchers, chronic exhaustion is more than twice as common months after infection with the coronavirus as in the healthy general population.

In particular, she meets younger women between the ages of 18 and 24.

Illness associated with personal suffering

"In a direct comparison with the general population, we did not expect such high numbers and such a clear difference," explained one of the co-authors of the study, Charité neurologist Carsten Finke.

The post-infectious chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as fatigue syndrome, is characterized by long-term and severe physical weakness.

According to Finke, the disease is associated with great personal suffering, also leads to absences at work and represents a significant burden for the health system. There are therefore no suitable therapy options.

In addition, there have been no reliable figures for the frequency of late and long-term consequences like this after a corona infection.

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Source: spiegel

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