The number of corona infections in Germany continues to rise rapidly. North Rhine-Westphalia is particularly affected. All information in the news ticker.
- The nationwide 7-day incidence is 54.5 on Sunday morning.
- The RKI reports 7,050 new infections and three deaths within 24 hours.
- With the increasing corona incidence, there is again a threat of overloading the intensive care units.
- This news ticker is updated regularly.
Munich – The Corona * infection numbers will continue to rise rapidly in August 2021 – and much faster than in the same period last year. On Sunday, the RKI reported 7,050 new infections on the Covid-19 dashboard (as of Sunday, August 22, 8 a.m.). That is 2322 cases more than in the previous week, in which 4728 new infections were reported. The 7-day incidence also rises to 54.5. Three people died with or from Corona in the past 24 hours.
The state of North Rhine-Westphalia has been hardest hit to date. It shines in warning red tones on the map of Germany on the RKI dashboard. With the exception of the district of Kleve, with an incidence of 49, all other districts and urban districts in North Rhine-Westphalia have an incidence of over 50 or over 100. Overall, the 7-day incidence * in North Rhine-Westphalia is 99.2. Hesse (56.6), Saarland (63.9), Bremen (52.7), Hamburg (63.2) and Berlin (67.3) have so far exceeded the 50 limit for the 7-day incidence .
Corona numbers in Germany continue to rise rapidly – rules differ in the federal states
In the individual federal states, the high incidences currently have different consequences for the residents of the affected districts and urban districts. Because apart from the 3-G rule, from an incidence above 35 *, the state governments decide for themselves.
|COVID-19 cases in 24 hours (as of August 22, 8 a.m.)||+7,050|
|Total Covid-19 cases (as of August 22, 8 a.m.)||3,868,197|
|Covid-19 deaths (as of August 22, 8 a.m.)||+3|
|Total Covid-19 deaths (as of August 22, 8 a.m.)||91,976|
The 3-G rule means that vaccinated, convalescent and tested people can benefit from extensive openings. This includes the gastronomic offer, sports and cultural events.
As the incidence of corona rises, so does the burden on the health system
For the further course of action, new limit values are now to be developed in addition to the 7-day incidence. Among other things, the capacity utilization of the intensive care units and the vaccination rate should play a role. If the number of infections continues to rise at the current rate, however, it will hardly be possible to prevent further cuts in everyday life, experts warn. Because the utilization of the intensive care units remains linked to the incidence. If the vaccination rate does not increase rapidly, then the capacity utilization of the intensive care units is now reached from a 7-day incidence of 200.
Even a vaccination does not necessarily protect against a severe course of Covid-19 *. Every tenth corona patient in the clinic has been vaccinated, said the Cologne intensive care doctor Christian Karagiannidis from the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive and Emergency Medicine (DIVI). The majority are treated in the normal wards, but there are also individual cases in the intensive care units. “Here the number is currently in the lower single-digit range.” The RKI is now also presenting the data of vaccinated persons in intensive care units in order to take this development into account. * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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