The corona numbers are rising again slightly, the RKI reports higher values than in the previous week. Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn is defending the new rapid test rule.
Berlin – Experts had forecast the fourth wave months ago, but the corona values are currently still stable. On Sunday, however, the Robert Koch Institute reports slightly increasing corona numbers, and the number of deaths is also increasing slightly compared to the previous week.
Corona numbers are rising slightly again – RKI reports higher incidence and number of new infections
As the RKI explained early on Sunday, the seven-day incidence in Germany rose again slightly compared to the previous day. The RKI gave the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Sunday morning as 66.1. The previous day the value was 64.4, a week ago it was 64.2 (previous month: 83.8). Accordingly, the health authorities in Germany reported 7,612 new infections to the institute within the past 24 hours. A week ago, around 6,164 people were infected with the virus.
As the RKI further reports, six districts now have an incidence of over 200, most of them in Bavaria. The district of Berchtesgadener Land is currently given with an incidence of 248.3, the independent city of Bremerhaven with an incidence of 247.5. Traunstein and Pforzheim are also above the 200 mark.
And the number of deaths is also increasing compared to the previous week, 24 deaths were reported to the RKI across Germany on Sunday. A week ago there were 9 deaths. The number of Corona * patients admitted to clinics per 100,000
Residents within seven days – the most important parameter for a possible tightening of the corona restrictions – the RKI last stated on Friday as 1.67. That corresponds roughly to the value of the previous week. The previous high was around 15.5 around Christmas time.
Corona in Germany: Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn defends new rapid test rule
While the numbers in Germany are tending to increase slightly, Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn will defend the new corona rapid test rule from Monday. The tests are then no longer free for all citizens. “Abolishing free citizen tests requires fairness in front of the taxpayer,” said the CDU politician to the newspapers of the Funke media group . “Everyone for whom it is recommended and who wants to, could now be vaccinated,” argued Spahn. “That is why, from Monday, citizen tests will only be free for those for whom there is no recommended vaccination. These are especially children and young people. “
Spahn also pointed out that tests in nursing homes, hospitals, schools or at work continue to be free.
“This is important to get through autumn and winter well.” He also emphasized that everyone can continue to be vaccinated against corona free of charge. * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
SPD health expert Lauterbach warns * not to lose sight of the pandemic. He calls for “more intensive use of the 2G rule” and an early federal-state round.