In the live ticker, NDR.de will inform you today – on Sunday, March 28, 2021 – about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic for Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Hamburg. For reading: the Saturday’s blog.
The essentials in brief:
- Voices for hard lockdown are increasing
- Nationwide seven-day incidence rises to just under 130
- 320 new corona cases in Schleswig-Holstein
Tables and graphics: This is how the vaccination campaign in the north works
Map: New infections in the northern German districts
Stricter measures against Corona required
Due to the increased number of infections in Germany, there are increasing demands for a tougher procedure. SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach spoke out in favor of curfews in several interviews. In addition, model projects for easing would have to be stopped. After Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) had already proposed to shut down social life completely for two weeks, Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) said: “From a pandemic point of view, that would be best.” However, you have to weigh up whether it makes sense and is feasible to close everything. Chancellery chief Helge Braun (CDU) called for regional exit restrictions. “If the number of infections rises rapidly parallel to the vaccination, the risk increases that the next virus mutation will become immune to the vaccine,” he told the “Bild am Sonntag”. The next federal-state summit on the corona situation is planned for April 12th – Lauterbach requested an earlier date in the “Tagesspiegel”.
DAK: Women are more affected by mental illness than men
According to a study by the health insurance company DAK, women suffer much more psychologically from the corona crisis than men. “Never before have women in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania had so many days off work due to mental illnesses as in the Corona year 2020,” said the head of the DAK health in MV, Sabine Hansen. Accordingly, there were 3.06 days of absence per insured woman. That is more than twice as many as for men. “The aim must be to stop the trend and to help those affected with suitable offers and care concepts,” demanded Hansen.
Comment on the “felt” Corona situation in Germany
The editor-in-chief of the “Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung”, Hendrik Brandt, states in his guest commentary for NDR Info that pandemic fatigue is spreading in Germany. But he also asks whether everything was really good in the “old normal”.
Nationwide seven-day incidence rises to just under 130
In Germany, 17,176 new corona infections were registered within one day, according to the Robert Koch Institute. Yesterday it was a good 20,400, on Sunday last week the number was around 13,700. The number of new infections is usually lower on weekends than the weekly average, because fewer tests are carried out and fewer results are transmitted on the weekends. The nationwide seven-day incidence per 100,000 population rose further to 129.7. Last Sunday the value was 103.9.
320 new corona cases in Schleswig-Holstein
In Schleswig-Holstein, 320 new corona infections were reported within one day. A week ago today, there were 305. According to figures from the State Ministry of Health, the seven-day incidence rose to 66.5 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The previous day the value was 65.5. According to the information, there were no other deaths among the infected. Currently, 186 people have to be treated in the hospital due to corona, 45 of them in intensive care. By far the worst affected are the districts of Segeberg (incidence 107.2), Pinneberg (104.7) and the city of Flensburg (104.3).
More Covid-19 patients in intensive care units again
After a phase of slight relaxation in recent weeks, more people are being treated in hospital for Covid-19 again. Thomas Fühner, chief physician and pulmonologist at the Siloah Clinic in Hanover, reports that the patients now increasingly come from the age group 50 to 70, while a decrease in the number of cases has been observed in those over 80 – a consequence of the vaccination campaign, says Fühner.
The Corona ticker starts on Sunday
The NDR.de team wishes you a good morning! Also on Sunday, March 28th, we will keep you up to date on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in northern Germany. In the live ticker you will find all the important news and also content from the NDR radio and television programs.
The confirmed new corona infections in the north of Saturday: 1,573 in Lower Saxony, 487 in Hamburg, 378 in Schleswig-Holstein, 272 in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, 136 in the state of Bremen.
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