It rises and rises – the corona infection rate in Germany. Those who are vaccinated do not have to worry too much about a serious infection.
Berlin – For the first time in three months, the seven-day incidence of new corona infections in Germany is over 50. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Saturday, 51.6 new infections were measured within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants.
The last time the incidence was above this was on May 25th. A week ago it was still 32.7. At the beginning of July it had fallen to 4.9.
According to the RKI, it is mainly younger people who are affected by infections. The SPD health politician Karl Lauterbach warned of massive school failure. Because the incidence in the unvaccinated is increasing rapidly, the worst is to be feared in schools. “Vaccination campaigns in schools would also be very useful. That would protect vaccinated and unvaccinated children, ”said Lauterbach.
58.8 percent double vaccinated
The number of new infections reported within one day rose from 5,644 a week ago on Saturday from 5,644 to 8,092. If the According to an analysis presented by several German doctors last week, the vaccination rate will not increase significantly. 58.8 percent of people in Germany have full vaccination protection against Corona. 63.9 percent have at least one vaccine dose.
According to the RKI, by far the largest proportion of infections for months have occurred in people who have not been vaccinated. Only a small proportion of hospitalized or in intensive care Covid-19 cases can be traced back to vaccination breakthroughs. Since the beginning of February, only one fully immunized person under the age of 60 has died of the consequences of Corona after a likely vaccination breakthrough in Germany. The “Spiegel” reported about it first.
A total of 17 people across Germany died within 24 hours after a Covid infection. A week ago it was 11.
Statutory health insurance doctors demand clarity about booster vaccinations
The statutory health insurance physicians demanded precise specifications from the federal government for the upcoming booster vaccinations against the coronavirus. “Of course, the booster vaccinations can be carried out in the practices,” said the head of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), Andreas Gassen, of the “Rheinische Post” (Saturday). But the practices need clarity as to when and for whom vaccinations can be carried out. Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) had spoken out in favor of the broad use of booster vaccinations and brought the practices into play.
According to the official information sheet for doctors, booster vaccinations with the preparations from Biontech / Pfizer or Moderna should be offered to people aged 80 and over, people in need of care at home or in homes, and residents of other facilities with vulnerable groups. In addition, there are people with immunodeficiency or immunosuppression (suppression of the body’s own defense system) and people who have received a complete series of vaccinations with a vector vaccine, i.e. from Astrazeneca or Johnson & Johnson.
Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) wants to regulate that employees can also be vaccinated during working hours. “We must continue to ensure that the workplace does not become a place of contagion. That is why we are adapting the Corona Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance, “said the SPD politician of the” Augsburger Allgemeine “. dpa