6729 new corona infections and 217 new deaths reported
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Dhe German health authorities have the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) 6729 New corona infections reported within one day. Also were 217 new deaths recorded within 24 hours, as the RKI announced on Monday morning. Last Monday the RKI 7141 New infections and 214 new deaths recorded within 24 hours.
However, the data from Rhineland-Palatinate were only incompletely transmitted at this time. The number of cases recorded is usually lower on Mondays, partly because fewer tests are carried out on the weekend.
The high of 1244 new deaths had been reached on January 14th. The new infections registered within 24 hours were included 33.777 the highest value was reported on December 18th – but that included 3,500 late registrations.
The number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) was, according to the RKI, on Monday morning 111,2. Its previous high was on December 22nd 197,6 has been achieved. The number fluctuated after that and has been falling again for a few days.
The RKI has been counting since the beginning of the pandemic 2.141.665 proven infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany (as of January 25, 00.00 a.m.). The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher as many infections are not recognized. The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose 52.087. The RKI gave the number of those who had recovered 1.823.500 an.
The nationwide seven-day R-value was included according to the RKI situation report from Sunday evening 1,01 (Also the day before 1,01). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 101 more people. The value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago. If it is below 1 for a long time, the infection process subsides.
USA and Spain – German government classifies 25 countries as “high risk areas”
Because of the particularly high number of corona infections, the federal government has been grading for the first time since Sunday 25 countries as high-risk areas, for which even stricter entry rules then apply than for the previous and still existing “risk areas”. As the Robert Koch Institute announced on its website on Friday, these include the Czech Republic, the holiday countries Portugal, Spain and Egypt, Israel, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and the USA. Entry from these “high incidence areas” is only possible with a negative corona test. The test may have been carried out at least 48 hours before entry.
In addition, as with the countries classified as “risk areas”, those entering the country must be in a ten-day quarantine. The Greek region of Attica around the capital Athens, on the other hand, is one of the very few European regions no longer considered a risk area – if you travel from there to Germany, no quarantine is necessary.
Israel is now vaccinating teenagers
Israel started the corona vaccination of young people. The country’s largest health care organization, Clalit, had its first teenagers injected on Saturday morning, according to the organization’s website. The Ministry of Health announced on Thursday that it would approve the vaccination of high school students between the ages of 16 and 18 with the consent of their parents. The three other health organizations wanted to start vaccinating young people at a later date.
Since the start of the vaccination campaign a month ago, more than 2.5 million of the total of around nine million residents have received the first vaccination dose, according to the Ministry of Health. 900,000 people have already received the second injection.
Great Britain reports a new daily record of 491,970 vaccinations. In total, more than 6.3 million British people received their first vaccination out of a population of just under 67 million. In the past seven days, 251,504 new infections were recorded, according to the official data. That’s a 22 percent decrease over the same period before that.
The front runner in vaccinations in Germany is Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with a vaccination rate of 2.76 percent of the population, followed by Schleswig-Holstein With 2.59 percent. Baden-Württemberg comes in last with a rate of 1.22 percent.
In the island state little affected by the pandemic New Zealand there is possibly the first local case of infection since November. The authorities said it was a 56-year-old woman who had been quarantined for two weeks after her return from abroad and had two negative Covid tests. How the woman got infected is unknown, but it may have happened in the country. According to the Ministry of Health, a local infection was last reported on November 18. In addition, the authorities reported eight other cases of infection among travelers returning to quarantine on Sunday.