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Corona in Germany: Over 9,000 new infections – a group particularly frequent in intensive care

Now it’s official: the fourth wave of the corona pandemic has begun. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced this in its weekly report. The news ticker.

  • The RKI reported more than 9,200 new corona infections and an incidence of 48.8 on Friday morning.
  • The corona pandemic is picking up speed again. According to the RKI, the fourth wave has begun.
  • This news ticker on the subject of Corona in Germany * is updated regularly.

Update from August 20, 10.15 a.m .: The corona pandemic is picking up speed again, the number of new infections also increases sharply on Friday (see original message below). But how many of the infected people become so seriously ill that hospital treatment is necessary? Apparently, younger people are currently increasingly in need of medical help.

As a survey by the Landeszentrum Gesundheit NRW (LZG) in Bochum shows, younger people are apparently suffering from a severe corona course more and more often. This is reported by the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger . Accordingly, of 891 patients who were treated as inpatients in NRW clinics between July 1 and August 10, 29.5 percent were under 40 years of age. Adolescents and young adults also have difficult courses in some cases. The proportion of people under the age of 20 is 8.2 percent. 30.9 percent of the patients are between 40 and 60 years old. According to the LZG, the vast majority of patients are not or not fully vaccinated. 87.1 percent of those treated in the hospital were not or only partially vaccinated, in some cases the vaccination status was unclear.

NRW Health Minister Karl-Josef Laumann told the newspaper that the corona virus had become “at home” in Germany. “Those who do not get vaccinated run a very high risk of falling ill unprotected, possibly even very seriously ill and ending up on ventilation,” warned the CDU politician. “Sooner or later, each of us will be confronted directly with the virus,” added Laumann. “The question is whether with or without vaccination protection. As health minister, but also personally, I can only recommend vaccination protection to everyone. “

Corona in Germany: Over 9,000 new infections – A group of people particularly often in intensive care

Original message from August 20, 2021: Berlin – According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), 9,280 new corona infections have been recorded in the past 24 hours. A week ago there were 3,702 fewer corona cases. This is evident from the data on the RKI dashboard on Friday. Another 13 deaths were recorded (previous week: 19 deaths). Since the beginning of the pandemic, 91,956 people have died so far.

The 7-day incidence has been increasing relentlessly for weeks and is now 48.8 (previous day: 44.2) *. The value developed differently in the federal states, but with an upward trend. North Rhine-Westphalia (83.4) has replaced Hamburg at the top.

Corona in Germany: 7-day incidence in the federal states (as of August 20, 2021)

Federal State 7-day incidence (as of August 20, 2021)
Baden-Wuerttemberg 40.3
Bavaria 36.7
Berlin 69.7
Brandenburg 23.6
Bremen 50.5
Hamburg 76.9
Hesse 50.8
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 31.8
Lower Saxony 35.5
North Rhine-Westphalia 83.4
Rhineland-Palatinate 43.4
Saarland 54.8
Saxony 14.0
Saxony-Anhalt 12.8
Schleswig-Holstein 50.0
Thuringia 12.6

RKI: Germany is at the beginning of the fourth corona wave

Germany is at the beginning of the fourth corona wave, the RKI announced. “The number of cases has been increasing again since the beginning of July 2021 and is increasing much earlier and faster than last year,” said the RKI weekly report on Thursday evening.

According to the RKI, younger age groups are particularly affected. “The positive proportions are by far the highest in these age groups.”

The proportion of positive samples in the PCR tests increased from four to six percent within a week. “This clearly shows the beginning of the fourth wave, which is picking up speed, particularly due to infections among the young adult population,” explains the RKI.

Corona in Germany – who has to go to hospital because of Corona?

A corona infection * runs differently. Some people feel no symptoms at all (asymptomatic); others, on the other hand, have to be artificially ventilated in the intensive care unit in the hospital.

The number of corona patients is increasing in the hospital. The RKI has broken down the affected age groups.

  • Age group of 35 to 59 year olds.
  • Age group of 15 to 34 year olds
  • Age group of 60 to 79 year olds

Corona: patients in the intensive care unit

The number of Covid patients in the intensive care units is rising again slightly. According to the RKI weekly report, the largest proportion of those requiring intensive care is to be found in the 40 to 49 age group.

622 corona patients currently have to be cared for in an intensive care unit in Germany, 290 of them are ventilated. This can be seen from the data of the DIVI intensive register (as of August 20, 7.14 a.m.). The number has been rising steadily since the end of July. Most Covid sufferers in German clinics do not have a corona vaccination. According to information from intensive care physicians, every tenth corona patient is ill despite being vaccinated. (ml) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Header list image: © RKI Covid-19-Dashboard screenshot

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