Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) warned in a press conference on Friday morning that the situation is currently particularly dangerous due to the virus variants. The health system could reach its limits as early as April if the numbers continue to rise.
At the same press conference, RKI President Lothar Wieler urged: “So far, 75,000 people have died in Germany”. Wieler urged the population to adhere to the hygiene rules. Only that could mitigate the increase, which is mainly caused by the corona variant B.1.1.7.
If the incidence rises, so do intensive care and deaths
If the infections rise, more corona cases will follow in the intensive care unit and “we must also assume that the deaths will rise again,” added Wieler. In fact, there is a connection between increasing incidence, increasing numbers of people treated with corona in intensive care units and increasing deaths.
In October 2020, the incidence rose first, then the number of intensive care patients and then the deaths in connection with a corona infection. In mid-January, the incidence fell again and with a time lag, but at the same time, the number of intensive care and deaths fell.
The following graphic shows the development of the 7-day incidence, intensive care and deaths over the course of time. You can combine the three values with one another using the “Select Category” menu:
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