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First federal state under 50 incidence – another one removes the prioritization for all vaccines in practices

The first federal state removes the prioritization for all vaccines in medical practices. Health Minister Spahn gives children hope when it comes to vaccinations. The news ticker.

  • In Rhineland-Palatinate and Hamburg, easing will come into force on Wednesday (May 12) (see update from May 11, 3:32 p.m.).
  • Schleswig-Holstein is the first federal state to have an incidence of 50 (see update from May 12, 9:40 a.m.) .
  • Baden-Württemberg is lifting the prioritization for all vaccines in medical practices (see update from May 11, 10:32 p.m.).
  • This news ticker on the corona situation in Germany * has ended. From now on we will keep you up to date in this text.

Update from May 12, 7:21 p.m .: More than one in three people in Germany has been vaccinated against the coronavirus at least once – ten percent of the population now have full protection with a second syringe. According to the Robert Koch Institute on Wednesday (as of 4.15 p.m.), 28.5 million people have now received at least one first vaccination and thus 34.3 percent of all residents. More than 8.3 million people have now received a second vaccination. The RKI even reported a new record for the second vaccination. 265,564 people received their second dose on Tuesday, the previous record was 223,305 on May 5.

On Tuesday, 1,047,865 vaccinations were reportedly made. Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) explained that this was the third time that there had been more than a million vaccinations in one day. The vaccination rate varies depending on the federal state. The Saarland has the highest quota of at least first vaccinated persons at 38.7 percent. At 29.8 percent, Saxony is slightly behind the other federal states.

Corona in Germany: Police want to intensify controls on Father’s Day

Update from May 12, 6:11 p.m .: On Father’s Day (Thursday, May 13), the police will pay more attention to compliance with the corona rules. “As on the previous public holidays, the police will increasingly monitor compliance with the corona protective measures and will be particularly present at popular excursion destinations on Father’s Day,” announced a spokesman for the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior. He appealed to the common sense of the people. “If you look at the declining number of infections, the light at the end of the tunnel gets bigger and bigger, and you shouldn’t trigger new waves of infections in the last few meters through careless Father’s Day meetings.”

“Of course there is nothing against an excursion on Father’s Day,” said the head of the Police Union (GdP), Dietmar Schilff, “but this should definitely take place in compliance with the Corona rules, so that all people in Lower Saxony have a peaceful, sunny Ascension Day to be able to enjoy”.

The weather could help make it quieter this year anyway. The German Weather Service expects a lot of rain on Thursday, in the eastern low mountain ranges and on the edge of the Alps even continuous rain. Only in the western half could it stay dry for a few hours in between.

Corona in Germany: Second edition of the “Tübingen Model” with Luca app

Update from May 12th, 4 p.m .:The Tübingen model had certainly caused criticism in the past few weeks, and with the help of the Luca app, it will probably start again next Friday. As it was said on Wednesday from the town hall of the university town, shops should reopen to customers with an agreed date after a three-week break due to the “federal emergency brake”. This is possible because the incidence, i.e. the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, was below 150 in the Tübingen district on the fifth day in a row.

As in the earlier Tübingen model test “Opening with safety”, a daily negative rapid test is mandatory for shopping. “In contrast to the model test, the day tickets can again be issued to non-residents”, it also says in a corresponding message. In Tübingen, retail stores, cinemas, theaters and initially outdoor restaurants were allowed to open from March 16. Visitors had to show a negative corona test, for which the city had set up stations. The test stations should start working again from Friday.

In the shops, the rules of distance and hygiene with a limited number of customers and medical masks continue to apply. In the second edition of the Tübingen model, the Luca app for digitized contact tracking will play a key role, as the city says. Anyone entering a shop can check in by scanning a QR code with the Luca app, thereby fulfilling the obligation to make an appointment. Further data collection is then no longer necessary. At the same time, businesses could still rely on making appointments by telephone or registering by e-mail or online.

Corona in Germany: Almost 1,800 people are infected after vaccination – Cologne reports worrying numbers

Update from May 12, 3:30 p.m.: A vaccination does not provide 100 percent protection against a corona infection, but now a noticeable number of cases are increasing in Cologne. Almost 1,800 people are infected, despite being vaccinated.

Update from May 12, 12.50 p.m.: General practitioners’ practices in Baden-Württemberg are allowed to inoculate all previously available corona vaccines from Monday, regardless of the prioritization prescribed by the state. You can now completely decide for yourself who needs the vaccination against the coronavirus first, not only with regard to the Astrazeneca vaccine, as the Ministry of Social Affairs announced in Stuttgart on Wednesday.

According to the information, the prioritization is retained in the vaccination centers so that people there who are at high risk of developing a severe disease or who are at high risk of infection are vaccinated first in any case. “Despite individual pushers, we continue to successfully vaccinate those in need of protection first,” said Minister Manne Lucha (Greens). As of Monday, people from priority group three who are exposed to an increased risk of infection in everyday work, including saleswomen, bus drivers and other professional groups, are also entitled to vaccinate there.

Corona in Germany: RKI President Wieler and Jens Spahn provide information on PK

Update from May 12, 12.15 p.m.: After a long, hard Corona winter, Germany is finally seeing steadily falling corona numbers again, for this reason many federal states are rushing forward with openings and easing. But despite the nationwide falling incidence figures in the pandemic, the Robert Koch Institute has now urged patience and warned against opening too early. “With all the optimism, please don’t forget one thing: this pandemic is not over,” said RKI President Lothar Wieler on Wednesday.

As the RKI boss explained at the press conference on Wednesday, the younger generation is currently falling ill, including many schoolchildren and young adults. And there are still around 1,000 deaths a week. “The situation is still serious.”

But positive progress can also be seen. “The incidences are falling in all age groups and in all federal states,” said Wieler. They are approaching the threshold of 100. A third of German citizens have now received at least one vaccination dose. One in ten is already fully vaccinated – especially the elderly. “The vaccination quota alone is not enough,” stressed Wieler. To end the pandemic, 80 percent of the population would have to have either been infected or vaccinated. “If we open too early, the virus would spread again.”

Corona in Germany: First federal state with an incidence of 50

Update from May 12, 9:40 a.m.: There were dramatic predictions that experts had forecast for the third wave. After the situation had actually been tense in recent months, with many deaths and seriously ill people recorded, the corona situation in Germany is now slowly easing. This is also made clear by the current management report from the Robert Koch Institute. After the health authorities had already reported around 3,100 new infections fewer than seven days ago to the RKI, there has also been a clear improvement in the 7-day incidence, which is relevant for many experts and politicians.

With an incidence of 168, Thuringia currently still has the highest number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Saxony (incidence of 144) and Baden-Württemberg (incidence of 132) also report high numbers of infections every day. But Schleswig-Holstein reports a first ray of hope with the currently recorded corona numbers. With a 7-day incidence of 49, the state currently not only has the lowest nationwide incidence, it is the first state to fall below the 50-incidence limit.

Corona in Germany: RKI reports current figures

Update from May 12, 8:02 a.m.: On this Wednesday morning, the RKI reports 14,909 new registered corona infections and 268 new deaths to or with Covid-19. That is around 3,100 fewer infections than last Wednesday. The nationwide 7-day incidence fell from 115.4 the previous day to 107.8. It is an essential yardstick for tightening or relaxing corona requirements.

Update from May 11, 10:32 p.m.: In Baden-Württemberg, resident doctors are allowed to decide for themselves from May 17, whom to give which corona vaccine. The prioritization should be lifted in general practices for all vaccines. The ministry of the “Stuttgarter Zeitung” and the “Stuttgarter Nachrichten” (Wednesday) confirmed the joint decision of the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Baden-Württemberg Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians.

The doctors will be able to vaccinate anyone over the age of 16 or 18 from next Monday, provided the vaccine is available. At the same time, the entire priority group 3 listed in the Corona vaccination ordinance will be opened in the vaccination centers, it said.

Rhineland-Palatinate adopts a three-stage opening plan

Update from May 11, 3:32 p.m.: In Rhineland-Palatinate, the state government has decided on a three-stage opening plan. On Tuesday morning, the 7-day incidence in the state was 98.0, according to the RKI. The three-step plan is about “careful and good steps that give us hope,” said Prime Minister Malu Dreyer (SPD) on Tuesday.

Dreyer explained that the first stage will take effect on Wednesday (May 12). If the incidence remains below 100 for five working days in a row, the retail trade is allowed to reopen. According to SWR , customers no longer need a test to shop. From May 21st, cultural events should be possible again. In municipalities with an incidence below 50, indoor catering should also be allowed to open from June 2nd.

Corona in Germany: curfew no longer applies in Hamburg from Wednesday

From Wednesday (May 12), there will also be no corona measure in Hamburg – namely the night curfew. Interior Senator Andy Grote (SPD) spoke on Tuesday of “a small turning point” that the people of Hamburg have worked hard for inside. The prerequisite for lifting the curfew was five working days with a 7-day incidence below 100. On Tuesday, according to the city’s figures, the value was 78.2 – according to the RKI even 72.9 – and thus for the seventh day in a row below 100.

Corona in Germany: Berlin is starting to relax the measures

Update from May 11, 2:32 p.m.: The state of Berlin wants to start easing the corona measures from May 17. “Overall, although we are not yet over the mountain, it is a situation where you can really see light at the end of the tunnel,” said Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD) on Tuesday. After the 7-day incidence in Berlin rose again just over 100 on Monday, the Berlin Senate saw a downward trend on Tuesday. “We assume that it will continue like this,” said Müller optimistically.

As of May 17, daycare centers will initially return to restricted regular operations, as the Governing Mayor announced. If the federal emergency brake no longer applies from May 19, the curfews will also be lifted. In addition, more should then be made possible again in the field of sport, said Müller.

In addition, the outdoor catering should reopen at Pentecost from May 21st. The visit is possible with appropriate hygiene concepts and a negative test certificate or a confirmation of vaccination, explained Müller. He warned against carelessness due to the falling numbers. “It would really be a bad situation if we were to get back into a situation very quickly through careless behavior where the incidences are rising,” warned Müller.

Corona in Germany: Incidence in Berlin falls back below 100 on Tuesday

Update from May 11, 1:32 p.m .: It’s an up and down in Berlin. For five days, the 7-day incidence must be below 100, then it can be relaxed on the second working day afterwards. On Monday, however, it had risen to 100.8 – and the Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD) therefore only promised easing from the middle of next week.

On this Tuesday, according to the RKI *, the value was back at 93.7, and according to Tagesspiegel , the Berlin Senate wanted to advise its course if the federal emergency brake should no longer apply in Berlin in the foreseeable future. As things stand, that would be May 19th.

Corona vaccination in Germany: Spahn gives children and young people hope

Update from May 11, 1:06 p.m.: Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) considers it possible that 12 to 18 year olds in Germany will be offered a vaccination by the end of the summer vacation. However, an important prerequisite for this is the approval of corona vaccines for young people. According to the EMA, this is possible “at the end of May, beginning of June”, provided nothing unforeseen happens, Spahn said on Deutschlandfunk on Tuesday.

It has been agreed with the federal states that the corona vaccinations for young people will then be implemented through series vaccinations in schools or through an invitation to the vaccination centers. By the end of the summer vacation, all 12 to 18 year olds could get an offer and receive at least one vaccination, ideally both, Spahn gave hope. That could lead to a more normal start of school operations after the summer vacation.

Corona in Germany: around a third of the population vaccinated at least once

Currently, around a third of Germans are vaccinated at least once. The vaccination rate increases and the incidence decreases. “If we can keep it up together, it can be a good summer,” said Spahn. Especially in June there will be significantly more vaccine doses. There is therefore reason to be confident, but it is also important not to be cocky. “Otherwise it will catch up with us much too quickly,” warned the Federal Minister of Health.

Corona in Germany: Saline solution “vaccinated” – 22 people have to do it again

Update from May 11, 11:10 a.m.: At the end of April it became known that a vaccination center employee in the Lower Saxony district of Friesland had admitted that she had filled six syringes with saline solution instead of corona vaccine. According to the authorities, a bottle of the Biontech vaccine fell down while mixing the vaccine. The employee wanted to cover this up by filling it up with the saline solution.

The district of Friesland then carried out antibody tests on a total of 119 people last week, as reported by the NDR. A spokeswoman for the district announced that antibodies could be found in 97 people. 22 people in whom no antibodies could be recognized should therefore receive a new corona vaccination on Wednesday (May 12).

Henning Fründt, head of the vaccination center in the Friesland district, told the NDR that the 22 people affected were most likely also the six who had received a saline solution. Experts had previously expected that no antibodies could be detected in more than just the six people who had been “vaccinated” with saline solution. The corona vaccination took place around three weeks ago and for some people it takes longer for antibodies to form. The total number of 22 is therefore completely within limits and a re-vaccination of those affected is harmless, according to Fründt.

Eine ältere Dame betritt das Impfzentrum Landkreis Friesland.


During the tests in the district of Friesland, no antibodies were found in a total of 22 people.

Corona in Germany: RKI reports falling incidence again

Update from May 11th, 6.30 a.m.: As the Robert Koch Institute announced on Tuesday morning, 6125 new corona infections were reported to the health authorities within one day, a week ago the value was 7534. The nationwide incidence value is therefore falling further and is currently at 115.4, in the previous week it was at 141.1.

In addition, 283 new deaths were reported, which is also a decrease compared to last week, seven days ago there were 315 deaths. This increased the total number of people who died from or with the participation of a corona infection to 85,112.

Corona in Germany: sick leave falls to a record low

First report from May 11th:
Berlin – will fewer people get sick during the corona pandemic? The Techniker Krankenkasse reported lost working hours of 3.8 percent for the first quarter. That is the lowest level in 13 years. Colds in particular have fallen sharply. Failures due to Covid 19 diseases, on the other hand, hardly played a role.

Eine Frau liegt im Bett und putzt sich die Nase (gestellte Szene)


Do people in Germany get sick less often? At least fewer sick days are reported. (Symbol photo)

TK recorded a total of 1.08 million sick leave in the first quarter, of which 9381 were due to Covid-19 *. The AOK also reported a decrease (5.1 percent compared to 6.6). At Barmer Krankenkasse, 18 percent of those insured between 15 and 64 were on sick leave for at least one day in the first quarter – in the same quarter of the previous year the proportion was 30 percent .

Experts attribute the decline in particular to the more meticulous observation of hygiene rules *. “It shows that the distance and hygiene rules as well as the limited contact options also prevent the spread of other infectious agents,” said TK boss Jens Baas. The flu epidemic did not materialize. Most recently, sales of over-the-counter cold medicines also collapsed. The pharmacists’ association ABDA had also attributed this to the corona measures.

Corona: “Fewer sick notifications do not automatically mean that fewer employees were actually sick”

According to observers, the lack of mobility is also decisive. The simple calculation: the less you come into contact with people, the less you meet sick people. Fear of a (corona) infection also plays a role in the low level of illness, which is why many employees would forego a doctor’s visit.

How are the numbers to be interpreted? The German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) sees a crucial problem. “Fewer sick days do not automatically mean that fewer employees were actually sick,” said board member Anja Piel. Even before the pandemic *, the majority of employees went to work even though they felt sick. Those who no longer have to commute to work are more likely to feel obliged to work in the home office despite a slight illness. In the long term, this increases the risk of chronic diseases.

Corona in Germany: 6922 new infections, R value below 1, incidence at 119

While the number of sick notes is apparently falling, the corona situation in Germany remains largely stable. On Monday (May 10), the Robert Koch Institute * reported 6922 new corona infections, around 2100 fewer than seven days ago. However, the number of infections on Mondays is not entirely representative, as some health authorities do not report any numbers on weekends.

The number of reproductions * is given by the RKI as 0.88 (previous day: 0.90), the seven-day incidence * is 119 cases per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days. Six federal states are currently ranked below the 100 limit targeted for easing. Schleswig-Holstein (51), Hamburg (75), Lower Saxony (85) Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (87), Brandenburg (88) and Bremen (99). In this news ticker on the corona situation in Germany, we will keep you up to date with all the information. (as / dpa) * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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