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Hospitalization rate new Corona key value: DIVI boss "deeply worried" about the personnel situation

The number of infections with the corona virus is rising steadily again. In the intensive care units, the head of the intensive care registry now sees a trend that “deeply worries” him.

Cologne – Since the beginning of the coronavirus * pandemic, the employees of the intensive care bed register have repeatedly warned of rising corona numbers. An increasing occupancy rate and overloading of the intensive care beds could threaten. Currently, however, the DIVI boss is “deeply” worried about another trend. Beds are becoming increasingly scarce for another reason.

Corona situation in Germany: DIVI boss “deeply worried” about the situation in intensive care units

“A trend from the intensive care registry that is deeply worrying,” tweeted Christian Karagiannidis, head of the Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine on Wednesday (25.8). “The number of operable intensive care beds with ventilation is falling from month to month to around 9,000 now.” The main problem is the lack of staff in the hospitals. “Many clinics report staff problems to us. The staff is tired and less, ”writes Karagiannidis.

The graphics shared by the DIVI boss also clearly show: Missing or absent staff has been a main reason for operational restrictions since the beginning of the pandemic. However, the trend has been more evident since the end of 2020. It was also repeatedly warned that the number of intensive care beds alone was not decisive as long as there was a lack of staff.

Ein Mitarbeiter der Pflege in Schutzausrüstung schaut in ein Patientenzimmer. Seit Beginn der Pandemie arbeiten Intensivmediziner auf Hochtouren.


Employees in German intensive care units have been working at full speed since the beginning of the pandemic. Many hospitals are now lacking staff.

According to the RKI * report, there are currently 805 Covid 19 cases in intensive care (as of August 24, 12:15 p.m.). That is 30 more patients than the day before. The proportion of corona cases in intensive care units is currently 3.6%.

Corona situation in Germany: hospitalization rate should replace incidence

The hospitalization rate is currently a widely discussed indicator. According to a draft for the new Infection Protection Act, it could replace incidence as a measure. The hospitalization rate measures the number of hospital cases per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days. It is currently 1.38 *.

The current 7-day incidences * of the federal states are currently as follows:

state 7 day incidence
Baden-Wuerttemberg 52.6
Bavaria 49.6
Berlin 67.3
Brandenburg 23.4
Bremen 59.9
Hamburg 68.2
Hesse 60.6
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 26.4
Lower Saxony 43.6
North Rhine-Westphalia 114.3
Rhineland-Palatinate 53.8
Saarland 71.4
Saxony 16.2
Saxony-Anhalt 14.6
Schleswig-Holstein 48.9
Thuringia 14.7

Across Germany, the incidence (as of August 25, 12.00 a.m.) is 61.3. (chd) * is part of IPPEN.MEDIA.

List of rubric lists: © Fabian Strauch / dpa

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