Corona in Berlin: Almost 2,000 dead since the pandemic began
Berlin. In Berlin, people have died in connection with the virus since the beginning of the corona pandemic in 1996. 39 new deaths were reported within 24 hours, according to the Senate’s situation report on Thursday.
The so-called 7-day incidence in Berlin continued to fall. 128 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants were reported within a week. On Wednesday the value was still at 136.6, on Tuesday at 144.2. The target in Germany is to get fewer than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days.
The R-value fell to 0.73 according to Thursday’s numbers. It describes how many people an infected person infects on average. In order to slow the pandemic, this value must be significantly lower than 1.
The health administration reported 901 more reported corona infected people on Thursday, 732 on Wednesday. A total of 115 517 people have been reported infected in Berlin so far, of which 99 213 are considered to have recovered.
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