Although fewer Covid-19 cases currently have to be treated in the intensive care units, Danckert said: “If there were now to be relaxations, the British virus variety might have a full impact.” The state-owned Vivantes clinics care for a third of all Berlin hospital patients and also most inpatient corona cases.
At the start of the week, 1101 patients with the coronavirus were treated in a clinic in Berlin; 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.
But doctors in the clinics warn of the “all clear”. Should there be the hoped-for easing in February, the infections would increase.
The n the number of those who have to be hospitalized because of Covid-19 will probably increase,” said Danckert, given the situation in Great Britain. Easements (withdrawn too late) had led to mass outbreaks there before Christmas.
Although many very old people in Berlin are vaccinated against the corona virus, most of the residents of the nursing homes. Nevertheless, mass outbreaks in Berlin could overload the clinics.
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“If many are infected at once, then a smaller proportion from this group is enough to challenge our system and, if necessary, to overload it,” said Vivantes boss Danckert.
The British variant B117 is obviously much more contagious. Before the Prime Minister’s Conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), Senate Chief Michael Müller (SPD) also pleaded for an extension of the lockdown: “If we now open everything again too quickly, we will immediately be back at an incidence of over 100, over 150 and begin everything from the beginning, and that would be unreasonable, “said Müller, who is currently chairman of the Prime Minister’s Conference, on Tuesday the Deutschlandfunk.
The seven-day incidence in Berlin is less than 100 – i.e. the number of new infections within one week per 100,000 inhabitants. Mitte has the highest value with 93.8, the lowest Lichtenberg with 42.8. However, no new figures have recently been reported from this district.
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