Pandemic – British virus variant continues to spread in Germany


The corona variant B.1.1.7, which was initially discovered in Great Britain, continues to spread in Germany.

In the last new infections examined, every third one was triggered by this virus mutation. This has been determined by the laboratory association ALM, which analyzes the current infection numbers for the Robert Koch Institute. Most recently, the RKI reported a share of the British virus variant of 22 percent. As it was said today, the rate of positive corona tests has decreased overall in recent weeks. The proportion of the more contagious variant has grown, according to the chairman of the laboratory association.

This morning the RKI announced 3,883 new infections within one day. That’s 27 more than a week ago. The number of deaths associated with the virus rose by 415. The seven-day incidence is reported to be 60.5. Yesterday it was 61.

Further articles on the coronavirus

We have created a news blog. Given the large amount of information, this provides an overview of the most important current developments.

+ Covid-19: Current figures on the coronavirus in Germany (as of February 23)
+ Extended lockdown: what rules apply and what opening perspectives are there? (As of February 17th)
+ New rules: How the federal states implement the lockdown resolutions (as of 02/23)
+ Border controls: what to watch out for (as of February 15)

Test and protection

+ Protection: The vaccination ordinance: who will be vaccinated first, who will be vaccinated later? (As of February 23)
+ Dates: how, when and where can I get vaccinated? (Status: February 12th)
+ Vaccinations: What is known about the side effects of the corona vaccine (as of February 16)
+ Astrazeneca vaccine: reports of side effects and acceptance problems – experts disagree (17.02.)
+ Protection: So it is about the development of vaccines against the coronavirus (as of February 15)
+ Change of strategy: are rapid tests the breakthrough in fighting pandemics? (As of February 16)
+ Sick people: New insights into the search for drugs (as of January 30)
Treatment: How does an antibody drug work and when is it useful? (As of January 25th)
+ Economy: How the world of work deals with the number of infections (as of February 16)

Contagion and Transmission

+ Virus variants: how dangerous are the new mutations of the coronavirus? (As of: February 17th)
+ Opponents of infection protection measures: What AfD and lateral thinkers have to do with the spread of the coronavirus in Germany (as of 02/09)
+ Transfer: What role do aerosols play (as of January 22)
+ Excess mortality: how deadly is the coronavirus really? (Status: 05.02.)
+ Travel warning: The current list of risk areas (as of February 17th)

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This message was broadcast on 02/23/2021 on Deutschlandfunk.

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Pandemic British virus variant continues spread Germany


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