The Vivantes group and the also state-owned university clinic jointly operate the “Labor Berlin” on the Charité campus in Berlin-Wedding. Thousands of samples are examined there every day, several hundred of them positive for the coronavirus. How often B117 or the South African variant B1351 was discovered in other laboratories in the capital is not known.
The re are signs that the British virus variant, the corona mutation B117, will prevail,” said Johannes Danckert from Vivantes’ board of directors to Tagesspiegel. B117 is much more contagious. “As with measles, it is probably enough if you only spend a few moments near an infected person.” If there were now to be relaxations, “the British virus variety might get through fully”.
In Berlin, 1101 patients were treated with the coronavirus in a clinic at the start of the week; 315 of them in an intensive care unit. This means that 25 percent of Berlin’s intensive care beds are occupied with Covid 19 cases – instead of 40 percent as at the beginning of January.
The so-called Corona traffic light of the Berlin Senate could soon jump from “red” to “yellow” on this issue. Concerned about the British mutation, doctors warn against loosening the lockdown too quickly. After the Corona B117 outbreak, the Vivantes-Humboldt-Klinikum was recently quarantined for ten days.
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Berlins state hospitals warn B117 British corona mutation detected cases Berlin