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Corona: RKI with bad news: fourth wave is picking up speed – especially younger people affected

The trend continues: In Germany, the seven-day incidence continues to rise. But the concept could soon be history.

  • The nationwide seven-day incidence has risen to 72.1.
  • The hospitalization rate is intended to replace the seven-day incidence.
  • According to the RKI, Germany is at the beginning of the fourth wave.
  • This news ticker is constantly updated.

Corona in Germany: the seven-day incidence continues to rise

Berlin – In Germany, the seven-day incidence * continues to rise. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Saturday morning, it is now 72.1. This means that 10,303 new infections were registered within 24 hours.

According to the RKI, the total number of corona infections recorded in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic increased to 3,924,131, and the number of deaths to a total of 92,118. According to the RKI, the number of people recovered is 3,723,200.

Corona in Germany: hospitalization rate instead of a seven-day incidence?

So far, the seven-day incidence has been considered the decisive benchmark. The federal and state governments orientate themselves on the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week with regard to the Corona * measures. In the future, however, another value should be decisive: the hospitalization rate. The federal government is currently preparing an amendment to the Infection Protection Act, according to which the occupancy of hospitals will play a central role in the future.

Federal Medical Association President Dr. In this regard, Klaus Reinhardt warned that “it would be just as wrong as the previous focus on the seven-day incidence if the hospitalization incidence alone were to be used as the benchmark for assessing the pandemic in the future.”

Reinhardt spoke out in favor of assessing the epidemic situation on the basis of the interaction of the seven-day incidence, hospital cases in the intensive care and normal wards, the test positive rate, the vaccination rate and the age structure of the SARS-CoV-2 infected people. “Almost all of the data required for this is already being collected and made available by the health authorities, the Robert Koch Institute * and scientific and medical societies. You just have to use it, ”said Reinhardt.

Germany is facing the fourth corona wave: Young people in particular are affected

According to the RKI, Germany is now at the beginning of the fourth corona wave. Younger age groups are also badly affected this time. According to the Robert Koch Institute, the fourth wave in the corona pandemic is picking up speed, especially through infections * among young adults.

In addition, it is also spreading increasingly in the middle age groups, according to the latest RKI weekly report from Thursday evening. Usually the unvaccinated people come to the hospital. (AFP / dpa / jsch) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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