The health authorities have reported 15,813 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute.
That is around 2,378 more cases than on Tuesday a week ago. The seven-day incidence reportedly remained unchanged at 108.1. A week ago the value was 86. According to the RKI, 248 further deaths were registered. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 75,212 people have died in connection with Covid 19 disease. According to the information, around 2,445,300 people in Germany are considered to have recovered from an infection with the virus.
Since a federal-state resolution, incidences of 50 or 100 have been considered political limit values at which protective regulations could be relaxed. From 100, they would have to be tightened again, which is already the case in several federal states. The highest value in Germany so far was on December 23, 2020 at 217.
The incidences of all federal states can be found daily on the RKI’s corona dashboard. The seven-day incidence is currently highest in Thuringia at 210.5. It is lowest in Schleswig-Holstein at 58.4.
(Status: March 24th, 6:00 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.
Since the changed test strategy, which also provides for the widespread use of rapid and self-tests, the number of infections can only be compared to previous values to a limited extent. Self-tests are not included in the statistics immediately, but a laboratory test should follow if the result is positive. As a result, more infections should be registered than before – so the number of unreported cases could decrease somewhat.
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, this is currently rising again. There are currently 3,150 people there who are proven to have Covid-19. 1,706 of them require invasive ventilation. Currently, 3,492 intensive care beds for adult patients are registered as free, including 1,631 “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 24, 6:50 a.m.)
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, 11,108,978 people in Germany (9.2 percent) received at least one vaccine dose. 3,416,592 people, i.e. 4.1 percent of the population, received full protection with two doses of vaccine. Most recently, 222,589 vaccine doses were administered within one day. (Numbers for March 22nd)
Tests: positive rate increases slightly
Every Wednesday the RKI publishes data on test capacities and tests in Germany in the management report. In calendar week 10, 6.8 percent of the tests were positive. That is a slight increase compared to the two previous weeks (approx. 6.1). In calendar week 1, this value was just under 13 percent. The RKI registered 1,248,100 tests in the ninth calendar week – 100,223 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: 17.3.)
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 March 24)
+ Holidays: What will happen to the Easter holiday? (As of March 23)
Test and protection
+ 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 March 4th)
+ Vaccinations: What is known about the side effects of vaccines (as of March 19)
+ Sick people: New findings in the search for drugs (as of March 8th)
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 coronavirus mutations? (Status: 13.03.)
+ 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: 13.03.)
+ Travel warning: The current list of risk areas (as of March 20)
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