- On Wednesday, the federal and state governments decided on further measures to fight the pandemic at the Corona summit.
- How do the numbers look today, on Monday, November 30th, 2020, out?
Corona numbers in Germany today, November 30th.
- New infections: According to the RKI, at least 11,169 people across Germany have been infected with the corona virus. For comparison: Last Sunday were more than 14.000 New infections have been reported. On Monday a week ago it was 10,864. According to “Zeit Online”, the value of the new infections on Monday is even included 12.868. The figures from Zeit Online are based on direct information from the districts. They are less affected by delayed reporting chains than the statistics from the Robert Koch Institute and can therefore deviate. However, the numbers are often lower on Mondays, among other things because not all health authorities provide the latest numbers on weekends.
- Confirmed new infections in the last seven days: According to data from “Zeit Online”, the offices registered 123.296 new cases in the past seven days.
- Infected: Overall, according to the latest figures from the institute, since the beginning of the pandemic in Germany 1.053.869 Cases of infection registered.
- Tote: The number of deaths that died with or in connection with Corona is at 16.248. These are 125 More dead than the day before.
- Recovered: According to the RKI, the number of those who have recovered is around 739.100.
- R value: The RKI gives a so-called in its current situation report Seven-day R. at. This value relates to a longer period of time and is therefore less subject to daily fluctuations. The so-called seven-day R was included according to the RKI situation report from Sunday evening 0,95 (Previous day: 0,96). The value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago. If the value is below 1 for a long time, the infection rate subsides.
Numbers are also increasing in Baden-Württemberg
RKI figures for Germany in the dashboard
Corona hotspots tighten hygiene rules
In a circle Hildburghausen the corona pandemic is particularly raging. Now the requirements are becoming even stricter – also to prevent unannounced protests. With a new ordinance on Saturday, the district office banned meetings both indoors and outdoors, as well as all events in the district. In addition, a general mask requirement now applies in the city center of Hildburghausen. At a Corona-Protest Last Wednesday several hundred people with children and some without mouth-nose protection and minimum distance singing through the district town of Hildburghausen. Is that a reason for the skyrocketing number of infections?
Also in Passau measures were taken in the meantime. Passau residents are only allowed to leave their apartment for a valid reason, for example to go to work, to the doctor or to go shopping. There is also a ban on alcohol in public places.
Important indicators of the corona pandemic in Germany
Since the beginning of the pandemic, numbers have been published every day to trace the course. Here is an explanation of what numbers mean what.
Reproduction number (R value)
The reproduction number – or R-value for short – describes how many people an infected person infects during their illness. If the number is above one, a disease is spreading further and further through the population. The further it moves away from one, the faster and more threatening the trend is. However, this is always only a general national assessment of the situation.
There are also certain inaccuracies due to reporting delays and other factors. According to estimates by the RKI, the value currently fluctuates around one in Germany. According to the experts there, this is already considered a success and indicates that countermeasures to reduce contact are working. These reduce the chance that an infected person will infect other people and thus reduce the R value. Otherwise it could be three or four.
The R-value alone does not necessarily say anything about the drama of the entire development. It only results from the combination with the number of daily or weekly new infections. The reason is simple: with the same R value, it makes a huge difference whether there are 50,000 infections a day or a few hundred. Theoretically, the spread dynamics are the same, but in the case of the higher numbers, the sheer mass alone puts a load on the capacities of the health systems with much greater force.
In Germany, the number of new infections every day is now between 12,000 and 23,000 cases. That is an extreme increase in a relatively short time. At the beginning of October, according to the RKI, the number of new cases reported every day was only between 1,000 and 4,000. In other European countries the development is even more dramatic.
The so-called seven-day incidence is a key benchmark for assessing the dynamics of infection in a specific area and deciding on countermeasures. In Germany, it is recorded at community or district level and expresses how many new infections per 100,000 inhabitants have been registered in the past seven days. Nationwide it is now 139.
Behind this, however, there are regionally different trends. An incidence value of 50 was introduced in Germany as an essential threshold for the introduction of stricter containment measures, but this has now been significantly exceeded almost everywhere.
Heavy gradients and intensive care bed occupancy
Ultimately, the number of cases alone does not determine how well a country can cope with the pandemic. Rather, it is of decisive importance whether the health system has sufficient capacity to treat the sick. That is why experts and politicians are watching very closely how the number of severe cases and the number of available treatment places is developing.
The former is primarily influenced by how the virus spreads within the risk groups, where severe courses are much more likely. The number of intensive care patients with life-threatening illnesses is examined particularly closely. Capacities in this area are always limited, if only with regard to the specialist staff.
The number is an important yardstick when deciding on containment measures for another reason: There is no unreported number. In contrast to the number of reports on infections, which are also influenced by test strategies, there is no “underreporting” of artificially ventilated intensive care patients in hospitals. However, there is a time delay of two weeks. This is how long it takes after an infection for severe disease to develop. The number of intensive care patients lags behind the infection dynamics.
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