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Corona numbers actually much higher? RKI bosses Wieler and Spahn at the press conference after the summit NOW live

The Robert Koch Institute reported more than 74,000 new infections on Friday, but could the numbers actually be much higher? RKI boss Wieler and Federal Health Minister Spahn inform.

  • The Robert Koch Institute * announced on Thursday evening that the falling incidences could also be due to an overload of contact tracking and laboratory capacities (see initial report).
  • RKI boss Lothar Wieler and Jens Spahn speak on Friday morning about the current situation.
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RKI: Incidences could be higher due to under-reporting

First report: Berlin – The Corona * numbers have been rising incessantly for weeks and on Friday, December 3, 2021, the Robert Koch Institute reported more than 74,000 new infections. But the numbers could actually be much higher than previously assumed, and the Robert Koch Institute is expressing initial concerns. On Friday, RKI boss Lothar Wieler and Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn will inform in a press conference.

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As the RKI had already made clear in its weekly report on Thursday evening, it is difficult to assess the corona numbers, which have fallen in recent days. The sharp rise in the 7-day incidence in recent weeks has not continued in the past week, “explains the RKI. For three consecutive days, the seven-day incidence had fallen slightly. But there could be several reasons for the drop in incidence.

This 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”. But as the RKI further clarifies, the overload of contact tracking could also be to blame for the development of the numbers. The development could be “regionally due to the increasingly overloaded capacities in the public health service and the exhausted laboratory capacities”. Some experts assume that the health authorities are currently not complying with the reporting of evidence due to the many corona cases. This could lead to a noticeable under-reporting of cases.

On Friday from 10 a.m., RKI boss Lothar Wieler and Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn will give a press conference to inform about the current development in Germany. On Thursday, numerous measures and tightenings were decided at the Corona summit *. But what exactly does this mean for retailers and for shopping in supermarkets? * * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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