In the live ticker, NDR.de will inform you today – on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 – about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic for Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Hamburg. You can find yesterday’s Corona news on the blog of January 4th.
the essentials in brief
- The minister-presidents are discussing one with Chancellor Merkel Lockdown extension
- Vaccination center in the Hamburg exhibition halls starts operation
- Crisis team in Lower Saxony informs about the corona situation
- Coronavirus-Update with a new Drosten series
- 235 NNew infections reported in Schleswig-Holstein
Overview: Tables, maps and graphics on Corona in the north
Background: Come on different case numbers conditions
Hamburg vaccination center starts work
With the vaccination of employees of the outpatient care services, that takes Central vaccination center in the Hamburg exhibition halls opened on Tuesday. Initially, according to the health authority, around 500 appointments per day will be assigned for the corona vaccination. Mayor Peter Tschentscher and Health Senator Melanie Leonhard (both SPD) are expected in Hall 3 at the start. There is criticism because the vaccinations in the old people’s and nursing homes in the city are progressing slowly.
Crisis team in Lower Saxony informs about the corona situation
How did the number of infections develop over the holidays? What is the situation like in the hospitals and how is the vaccination campaign progressing? From 1 p.m. today, the crisis team of the Lower Saxony state government will comment on the corona situation for the first time in the new year. NDR.de will broadcast the state press conference live.
Coronavirus update with a new Drosten episode
After a short winter break, there is a new episode of the this afternoon around 5 p.m. NDR Info Podcasts Coronavirus Update. The virologist Prof. Christian Drosten from the Berlin Charité takes a position on the current Corona situation and reports on the latest scientific findings.
State government MV advises on corona crisis
The state government of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is again advising at a switching conference today on how the corona infection process can be contained. Experts fear that soon more than 100 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants will be registered within seven days in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) will take part in the top-level talks between the state heads of government with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) parallel to the cabinet meeting.
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235 new corona infections in Schleswig-Holstein
In Schleswig-Holstein, the authorities have registered 235 new corona cases. The previous day there were 211, a week ago 260 new infections within one day. The number of people who died from an infection rose by 29 to 475, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 25,975 infections with Sars-CoV-2 have been detected in the country. The number of new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week fell to 77.1. According to the information, 390 corona patients are currently in hospitals in Schleswig-Holstein. 75 of them receive intensive care – 49 with ventilation.
Nationwide lockdown before extension
The Prime Ministers are discussing today with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) how to proceed in the corona pandemic. Due to the continued high number of infections, it is certain that Merkel and the country leaders will extend the strict contact restrictions beyond January 10. Several heads of government have already commented on this. Another topic is likely to be the corona vaccinations, which are currently only starting slowly.
NDR.de ticker starts on Tuesday
Also on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, the NDR.de team will keep you up to date on the effects of the corona pandemic in northern Germany. In the live ticker you will find all the important news as well as content from the NDR radio and television programs.
Am Monday 431 new infections were reported in Lower Saxony, 211 in Schleswig-Holstein, 175 in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, 132 in Hamburg and 51 in the state of Bremen.
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