The health authorities reported 10,580 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute within one day.
That is almost 600 cases more than on Friday last week. In addition, 264 new deaths related to the pathogen were registered within 24 hours. The seven-day incidence increases to 65.4, according to the institute. Since the latest federal-state resolution, incidences of 50 or 100 have been considered political limit values at which protective regulations could be relaxed. The Germany-wide maximum value was previously on December 23, 2020 at 217.
The incidences of all federal states can be found daily on the RKI’s corona dashboard.
(As of March 5, 6 a.m.)
In general, the advice from the RKI applies that the transmitted and reported number of cases generally cannot fully reflect the course, as it takes different lengths of time until a Covid-19 diagnosis, reporting and transmission of the case to the after the onset of the disease RKI “come. Here we explain how we deal with the numbers.
Number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care units
In the so-called DIVI intensive care register, German clinics report the occupancy of their intensive care units – also with Covid-19 cases. Accordingly, there are currently 2,801 people who are proven to have Covid-19. Of these, 1,594 require invasive ventilation. 3,783 intensive care beds for adult patients are currently registered as free, including 1,771 “Covid-specific intensive care beds”. It is unclear whether all free beds can be used in an emergency. Nursing associations point out that there may not be enough staff available for this. The intensive register also shows the occupancy of the stations for the individual cities and districts.
(As of March 5th, 6:00 a.m.)
According to the RKI’s management report, around 26 percent of Covid 19 patients treated in intensive care units have died. (Status 3.3)
So it is with the vaccinations against Corona
The Federal Ministry of Health regularly reports the vaccination numbers from the previous day on a dashboard. According to this, 4,541,389 people in Germany received at least one vaccine dose. 2,271,784 people, i.e. 2.7 percent of the population, received full protection with two doses of vaccine. Most recently, around 191,692 vaccine doses were administered within one day. (Numbers for 3.3.)
Tests: positive rate continues to decline
Every Wednesday the RKI publishes data on test capacities and tests in Germany in the management report. In calendar week 8, 6.10 percent of the tests were positive. In calendar week 1, this value was just under 13 percent. The RKI registered 1,135,355 tests in the eighth calendar week – around 53,000 more than in the previous week. The authority points out that the number of tests cannot be equated with the number of people tested – because a person could well have been tested several times. (Status: 3.3.)
Further articles on the coronavirus
We have created a news blog. In view of 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 March 5th)
+ Holidays: When is it possible to go abroad again? (As of February 26th)
Test and protection
+ Testing: This is how the new Corona self-tests work (as of February 24th)
+ Protection: The vaccination ordinance: who will be vaccinated first, who will be vaccinated later? (As of March 4th)
+ Vaccination appointment: how can I get vaccinated when and where? (As of 4.3.)
+ Vaccinations: What is known about the side effects of the corona vaccine (as of: 02/26)
+ Astrazeneca vaccine: reports of side effects and acceptance problems – experts disagree (04.03.)
+ Protection: So it is about the development of vaccines against the coronavirus (status: 25.02.)
+ Change of strategy: are rapid tests the breakthrough in fighting pandemics? (As of February 16)
+ Sick people: New findings in the search for drugs (as of January 30)
Treatment: How does an antibody drug work and when does it make sense? (As of February 26th)
Contagion and Transmission
+ Virus variants: how dangerous are the new mutations of the coronavirus? (As of: 02/27)
+ 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: 22.01.)
+ Excess mortality: how deadly is the coronavirus really? (Status: 05.02.)
+ Travel warning: The current list of risk areas (as of 02.03.)
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