The health authorities have reported 20,472 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute.
That’s almost 4,500 more cases than on Saturday a week ago. The RKI gives the seven-day incidence as 124.9. A week ago the value was 99.9. According to the RKI, 157 more deaths were registered. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 75,780 people have died in connection with Covid-19 disease. According to the information, around 2,477,500 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 Germany-wide high was so far 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 217.8. It is lowest in Schleswig-Holstein at 65.5.
(As of March 27, 3:08 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 RKI “come. Here we explain how we handle 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. Although self-tests are not included in the statistics immediately, 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 3,394 people there who are proven to have Covid-19. 1,831 of them require invasive ventilation. Currently, 3,359 intensive care beds for adult patients are reported as free, including 1,552 “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 27, 8:19 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, 12,040,271 people in Germany (10.0 percent) received at least one vaccine dose. 3,683,034 people, i.e. 4.4 percent of the population, received full protection with two doses of vaccine. Most recently, 279,064 vaccine doses were administered within one day. (Numbers for March 25th)
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 11, 7.9 percent of the tests were positive. That is a slight increase compared to the previous week (6.7). In calendar week 1, this value was just under 13 percent. The RKI registered 1,352,448 tests in the eleventh calendar week – that was over 80,000 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: 25.3.)
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 27)
+ 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)
+ Vaccines: When children could also be vaccinated (as of March 26)
+ 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 is it useful? (As of February 26th)
Contagion and Transmission
+ Virus variants: how dangerous are the new mutations of the coronavirus? (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 aerosols play (as of January 22)
+ Excess mortality: how deadly is the coronavirus really? (Status: 13.03.)
+ Travel warning: The current list of risk areas (as of March 27)
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