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Corona in Germany: As many Covid deaths as not since February

For the first time since February, the RKI has recorded more than 500 corona deaths in 24 hours. The incidence continued to decrease slightly. News ticker on the corona pandemic in Germany.

  • Corona: The 7-day incidence drops slightly to 427. The RKI reports 527 corona deaths (update from December 8, 6:01 a.m.) .
  • After a corona outbreak in a nursing home, 27 residents are now dead (update from December 7th, 1.30 p.m.).
  • 3G rule: Deutsche Bahn announces random checks (update from December 7th, 10.30 a.m. ).

Update from December 8, 6:01 a.m .: It is the highest value since February – according to the RKI, 527 people died with or from Corona in the past 24 hours. Over 500 deaths were last recorded in February. Since the beginning of the corona pandemic, 104,047 deaths have been recorded in Germany.

69,601 new corona infections were reported to the RKI by the health authorities. Exactly one week ago there were 67,186 infections.

The 7-day incidence is currently 427 (previous day: 432.2). Two federal states still have an incidence above the 1000 mark: Saxony (1,125.0) and Thuringia (1,028.0). However, there were apparently technical difficulties with the transmission of the corona numbers from Saxony. According to experts, there is currently a significant under-reporting in some regions. The health authorities simply cannot keep up.

  • Saxony – 1125.0
  • Thuringia – 1028.0
  • Saxony-Anhalt – 890.0
  • Brandenburg – 635.1
  • Baden-Württemberg – 507.6
  • Bavaria – 493.2
Erstmals seit Februar starben mehr als 500 Menschen mit oder an Corona.


For the first time since February, more than 500 people died with or from corona in Germany in just one day.

Corona in Germany: outbreak in nursing home: 27 dead – Lauterbach speaks of “complete irrationality”

Update from December 7th, 2 p.m.: The nationwide 7-day incidence fell slightly on Tuesday, December 7th. And the numbers in Saxony have also plummeted compared to the previous week (see update from December 7th, 11:23 a.m.). The RKI gave the incidence for Germany on Tuesday morning as 432.2. For comparison: the previous day the value was 441.9. Strikingly few infections were reported from Saxony in the course of Monday, and the reason for the low values now appears to be known. According to the Saxon Ministry of Social Affairs, there were problems with the data transmission. The low Saxony value is likely to distort the all-German figures published by the RKI.

Update from December 7th, 1.30 p.m.: The number of corona fatalities in a nursing home in Rudolstadt in Thuringia continues to increase. As the District Office of Saalfeld-Rudolstadt announced on Tuesday, 27 residents have so far died after being infected with the corona virus. In the home, which formerly had 141 residents, there are currently still positive corona tests in six residents. The death toll had risen steadily over the past few days.

The district office had only reported 18 deaths on Friday. Overall, around a third of the residents were not vaccinated, the authority announced last week. Of the 18 reported fatalities on Friday, 14 were not fully vaccinated. In the case of the new cases, a spokesman was unable to make any statements about the vaccination status on Tuesday.

The case had caused nationwide reactions at the weekend. The designated health minister Karl Lauterbach had reacted in horror and spoke of “complete unreasonableness”. According to the Thuringian Ministry of Health, there had been sufficient vaccination offers in the home. The tragic events had their origin in the deliberate rejection of the vaccination by residents and their relatives, a spokeswoman said.

Corona in Germany: Investigations against the police commissioner because of alleged forged vaccination passports

Update from December 7th, 12.15 p.m.: The Saarbrücken public prosecutor’s office has started investigations against a police commissioner because of alleged forged vaccination passports. The 32-year-old police officer from Neunkirchen is said to have forged passports and passed them on to third parties, as the Saarland state police announced on Monday evening. Accordingly, the police officer was suspended from duty on Friday. Further steps would be considered.

Even against a police chief commissioner from Merzig “civil service and disciplinary measures” would be examined, it said. The 52-year-old is said to have entered a bakery in uniform in November without wearing a face mask. When asked, he stated that he had tested himself and therefore did not have to wear a mask. Administrative offense proceedings were initiated against him. He was transferred to the office for the duration of the investigation into the incident.

Corona in Germany: incidence is sagging in Saxony

Update from December 7, 11:23 a.m.: In Saxony, the corona incidence dropped this Tuesday – to 1082.1. On Monday the value was still at 1234.4. However, there are strong doubts about the numbers because obviously not all data from the Free State could be transmitted to the RKI. It is not yet clear where the cause of the error lies. The Ministry of Social Affairs in Dresden announced on request. There was no error message during the transfer. The data was once again sent to the RKI by email on Tuesday morning.

“The last training courses are running” – Deutsche Bahn (DB) is preparing for 3G regular controls

Update from December 7th, 10.30 a.m .: The train staff in the local trains of Deutsche Bahn (DB) will randomly check compliance with the 3G rule from Wednesday. “The last training courses are running,” said DB on request on Tuesday. The 3G rule in local and long-distance traffic has already been in effect for two weeks; previously, announcements were made to the rule in regional traffic, and the DB security staff also checked spot checks.

The group obviously does not expect that all passengers will show their 3G proof without contradiction. According to the RND , the instructions to the train crew expressly state that self-protection “always has priority”. Checks should therefore only be carried out in the company of security personnel or in pairs. “If travelers behave aggressively and uncooperatively when asked to perform a 3G control, withdraw and request police help to enforce the 3G obligation or an exclusion from transport,” the instruction continues.

If a passenger or a group seems aggressive even before the inspection, train attendants may, according to the RND, forego the inspection.

Corona situation in Germany: RKI reports 36,059 new corona infections

Update from December 7th, 7.42 a.m .: When classifying the numbers, the RKI also indicates a possible under-recording: 36,059 new infections were registered in this country within 24 hours (one week ago: 45,753). The 7-day incidence fell again slightly to 432.2 (previous week: 452.2). 399 new Covid deaths were added. A week ago it was 388 on one day.

However, according to experts, health authorities and clinics are currently no longer able to keep up with reporting cases, at least in individual regions.

Corona protests in Saxony: the police are apparently taking harder action

Update from December 6, 9:01 p.m.: Corona protests were called for Monday evening in several cities in Saxony on social media. Unlike in the past, the Saxon police want to take stronger action. The Corona Emergency Ordinance currently only allows stationary rallies with a maximum of ten participants in Saxony.

In Bautzen, around 350 people were heading towards the city center, the police said. They were stopped. An inadmissible elevator was also stopped in Freiberg, the police said. According to estimates by a dpa photographer, the number of participants was in the four-digit range. In Chemnitz, according to dpa information, a few hundred protesters only got a few hundred meters. Then the emergency services surrounded them. The police said they would establish identities and produce administrative offense reports.

Polizisten haben eine Personengruppe umschlossen. Von den Teilnehmern einer Protesversammlungen gegen die Coronamaßnahmen werden die Personalien ermittelt.


Police have surrounded a group of people in Freiberg. The personal details of the participants in a protest meeting against the corona measures will be determined.

Corona in Germany: 2G-Plus exception after the booster vaccination?

Update from December 6th, 7:07 pm: Does the test obligation expire after the booster vaccination? In Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg, booster-vaccinated people no longer have to be tested for Corona. Not even if the 2G-Plus rule actually applies, i.e. vaccinated or recovered plus a current corona test. This could soon also apply in other federal states.

Bavaria’s head of department Klaus Holetschek (CSU) announced after a conference of health ministers on Monday that the Free State would examine this possibility. The designated Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) also gave a corresponding hint at the conference. In Lower Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg, a corresponding regulation has been in place since Saturday. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is also checking. Lauterbach took part in the meeting for the first time, the acting Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) for the last time.

2G-Plus-Regel: Wer geboostert ist, könnte bald auf einen Test verzichten können.


2G plus rule: those who are boosted could soon be able to do without a test.

Update from December 6, 5:08 p.m .: The European Medicines Agency EMA recommends arthritis drugs against Covid *. The drug RoActemra from the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is to be used in seriously ill Covid-19 patients.

Saxony: Landtag determines epidemic emergency

Update from December 6th, 4 p.m .: Saxony’s state parliament determines the epidemic emergency. Parliament thus created the prerequisites for further corona protective measures of its own. However, this also requires the cooperation of the federal government. In Germany, the “epidemic emergency of national scope” expired on November 25th. There is a transition period until December 15 for existing state law. The current Corona regulation in Saxony is valid until December 12th. In Saxony, the 7-day incidence is currently 1,234.4, according to the Robert Koch Institute.

Corona hotspots in Germany according to RKI (Stand: 06.12.2021)

  • LK Meißen (Saxony) – 2328.1
  • LK Central Saxony (Saxony) – 2,099.4
  • LK Saalfeld-Rudolstadt (Thuringia) – 1911.1

Wrong numbers from the RKI? Experts fear an invisible wave

Update from December 6th, 3:47 p.m .: Is the fourth wave actually much bigger? Experts fear an invisible wave. Certain factors can falsify the RKI figures.

German vocabulary grew in 2021 with terms related to Corona

Update from December 6, 2:02 p.m .: The corona pandemic has significantly expanded the German vocabulary in 2021 with new creations. According to experts from the Leibniz Institute for German Language (IDS), the spectrum around Corona is wide – from “flattening the curve” to “second vaccination”. In parallel to the vaccination campaign, terms on the topic of vaccination, such as vaccine envy, vaccine pester and booster vaccination, dominated.

Corona in Germany: The number of intensive care patients is increasing

Update from December 6, 1:38 p.m .: The number of Covid 19 patients in intensive care units in Germany is increasing. 4,882 corona patients are currently in an intensive care bed. Of these, 2,649 have to be artificially ventilated. This is evident from the data in the DIVI intensive care register on Monday.

Update from December 6th, 12:57 p.m .: In Italy, its corona rules will be tightened from Monday (December 6th) *. 2G is being expanded to include restaurants, among other things – this also affects ski vacationers.

2G-plus: Saarland is examining the lifting of compulsory testing for those boosted

Update from December 6th, 11.45 a.m .: The Saarland is checking the 2G rule to remove the obligation to test for boosted people. According to the state government, it is “the right way to ensure that people with booster vaccinations will be exempted from the obligation to test in future with 2G-plus regulations,” said government spokesman Alexander Zeyer on Monday in Saarbrücken, as reported by the dpa news agency. “We will discuss with the experts in the Council of Ministers when the right time has come for such a regulation.” The 2G-plus regulation in many indoor areas stipulates that it is no longer enough to be vaccinated or recovered (2G).

In Rhineland-Palatinate, people with a booster vaccination are already exempt from the requirement to test 2G-plus. According to the ministry, the status applies from the day of the booster vaccination. “The booster vaccination increases the vaccination protection enormously”, announced the state government in Mainz.

Corona: almost 14 million people boosted

Update from December 6th, 11.15 a.m .: The booster vaccinations are making good progress: 13.9 million people who have been vaccinated have now received an additional booster dose. That corresponds to 16.7 percent of the population, according to data from the Federal Ministry of Health from Monday. A total of around 942,000 vaccinations were given over the weekend, 738,000 on Saturday and 204,000 on Sunday. So far, 69 percent of the population are “fully vaccinated”. 59.9 million people or 72.0 percent of the total population received at least one first vaccination.

Virologist: “Now vaccinate and boost”

Update from December 6th, 10.14 a.m .: Virologist Martin Stürmer warns against waiting for a new, adapted vaccine against the Omikron variant. “Absolutely not – the same as waiting for the dead vaccine. If I do nothing now, I am putting myself at high risk, no matter which variant of infecting me, ”said Stürmer in the ARD morning magazine. It is not worth waiting, and infection with the Delta variant is no picnic either.

“We now have to vaccinate and boost, because the protection will also be there. Perhaps not to the same extent as in Delta, but not so little that it is not worth it. ”In the future, the virologist Stürmer assumes that there will probably be an adapted corona vaccination every year, as with the influenza vaccination. The flu vaccination would also vaccinate against several strains of the virus.

Virologe Dr. Martin Stürmer, Leiter eines Medizinlabors und Lehrbeauftragter für Virologie an der Universität Frankfurt.


Virologist Dr. Martin Stürmer, head of a medical laboratory and lecturer for virology at the University of Frankfurt in a talk show.

Corona in Germany: Doctors’ representatives are calling for more vaccination offers on weekends

Update from December 6, 8:40 a.m.: The Marburger Bund doctors’ union calls for more corona vaccination offers on the weekends. “People have time on Saturday and Sunday and would be boosted in much larger numbers if they didn’t have to stand in line for hours in the cold,” said union chairwoman Susanne Johna of the newspapers of the Funke media group. “One must now spare no expense and effort in promoting the vaccination campaign.”

Zuschauer stehen vor den Impfkabinen beim Viertelfinale der Fernsehshow „The Voice of Germany“ an.


The Marburger Bund is calling for more vaccinations – even on weekends.

The goal set by politicians of administering 30 million more vaccinations by the end of the year can only be achieved if the distribution of the vaccine works better, more vaccination centers are reactivated and “we also vaccinate as much as we can at the weekend,” said Johna. Many medical practices are currently closed on the weekends.

Johna appealed to show solidarity with the heavily burdened hospital staff: “As difficult as it is now in the run-up to Christmas – we have to reduce our contacts.” The employees in the hospitals are “faced with a real emergency”. The situation in the intensive care units has become “intolerable” in many places. “Sick reports are increasing, there is a risk of even more staff being absent if the overload continues.” As a result, the care of patients who would have to be treated in hospital for other illnesses also suffer. “We have a solid health crisis in this country,” said the chairwoman of the Marburger Bund.

Corona in Germany: seven-day incidence increased slightly

First report from December 6th: Berlin – Corona in Germany: The nationwide seven-day incidence has increased slightly. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Monday morning at 441.9. The previous day the value was 439.2, a week ago 452.4 (previous month: 183.7). The health authorities in Germany reported 27,836 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from the numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 4:24 a.m. Exactly one week ago there were 29,364 infections.

When evaluating the infection rate, it should be borne in mind that experts are currently assuming a noticeable underreporting. Health authorities and clinics can no longer keep up with reporting cases, at least in individual regions. The RKI is also finding it difficult to assess the situation.

The slowed rise in the seven-day incidence could “on the one hand be a first indication of a slightly weakening dynamic in the transmission process due to the significantly intensified measures to reduce contact,” said the RKI weekly report on Thursday evening. However, the development could “regionally also be due to the increasingly overloaded capacities in the public health service and the exhausted laboratory capacities”.

Die Corona-Lage in Deutschland bleibt angespannt.


The corona situation in Germany remains tense.

Corona in Germany: Majority welcomes resolved contact restrictions

According to the new information, 81 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 73 deaths. The RKI has counted 6,185,961 detected infections since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not recognized. The RKI stated the number of people recovered on Monday at 5,120,100. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 * rose to 103,121.

According to a survey, three out of four Germans welcome the recently adopted contact restrictions for unvaccinated people in the corona pandemic. In the representative survey by the Civey Institute for the Augsburger Allgemeine (Monday), 74 percent said they believed the contact restrictions were correct. 23 percent rejected the measures. 3 percent of those questioned were undecided.

On December 2, the federal and state governments decided that meetings in which an unvaccinated or not recovered person is involved will be limited to one’s own household and a maximum of two people from another household. According to the survey, supporters of almost all major German parties are behind the new regulation. Only the AfD voters, with a majority of 77 percent, are against the contact restrictions for unvaccinated people. The approval for the measure is greatest among those close to the Greens (90 percent), the SPD (89 percent) and the Union (87 percent). (dpa / aka) * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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