After many weeks of the corona lockdown, there are plans for a cautious opening. But at the same time the R-value increases again with the infections. A threatening situation for the head of the World Medical Association.
Berlin (dpa) – The chairman of the World Medical Association, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, warns of further easing of the Corona rules: “Anyone who talks about easing in times of rising R values is acting absolutely irresponsibly”.
It is too early for such steps. “With every loosening there will be a significant increase in the numbers,” said the doctor to the newspapers of the Funke media group
The nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.10 according to the management report of the Robert Koch Institute on Sunday afternoon (previous day 1.07). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 110 more people.
The value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago.
The virus has reached a new level with its mutations. Not only is it more contagious, it is also likely to lead to more severe disease processes.
The health authorities in Germany last reported 4369 new corona infections to the RKI within one day, according to figures from Monday. On Monday, the number of cases reported by the RKI is usually lower, among other things because fewer tests are carried out on the weekend.
The seven-day incidence was according to the information on Monday morning nationwide at 61.0 – and thus higher than the previous day (60.2).
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