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"More will follow": Dozens of patients moved – the dramatic clinic situation comes to a head

The corona numbers are rising constantly, Merkel speaks of a situation that we have never had before. The new measures will come into force on Wednesday. The news ticker

  • Corona in Germany : The number of infections is high at the end of November, the intensive care units are full.
  • The situation is worsening in many federal states, around 80 patients now have to be transferred ( see update from November 24, 11.25 a.m. ).
  • Several federal states are introducing the 2G regulation almost across the board ( see first report from November 23 ).
  • This news ticker about the corona crisis in Germany is updated regularly.

Update from November 24th, 6.15 p.m.: Because of the rapidly increasing corona numbers in the southwest, more and more hospitals are imposing a visit freeze. After houses in Mannheim, Ludwigsburg and in the Reutlingen district, the University Clinic in Freiburg also announced that it would use this measure to reduce the risk of registered infections in the clinic to a minimum. The ban applies to the Freiburg and Bad Krozingen locations. But there are exceptions here too, for example in the case of births or when children are in hospital. Even when patients are in intensive care or dying, relatives are allowed to visit them. Visitors must either be vaccinated, recovered, or tested.

Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: traffic light parties want Corona crisis team in the Chancellery

Update from November 24th, 5.30 p.m.: In these days of the corona pandemic, the subject of lockdown is again being discussed. Facts are created elsewhere. Austria has been in a three-week lockdown since Monday (until December 13th). Now the Slovak government has decided on a nationwide lockdown for two weeks from Thursday. Vice Prime Minister Richard Sulik announced this after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Contrary to previous plans, there are no exception rules for people who are vaccinated against Covid-19, said the minister of the TASR news agency. On Wednesday, Slovakia exceeded the mark of more than 10,000 confirmed new corona infections in one day for the first time. The health authorities in Bratislava reported a total of 10,315 new cases in the EU state with 5.5 million inhabitants – in Germany that would correspond to more than 150,000 new infections.

Update from November 24th, 4:50 p.m .: The traffic light parties want to set up a crisis team in the Chancellery to fight the corona pandemic * – “preferably even before the new government comes into office”, as the designated Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD ) said on Wednesday. So “a good transition can take place”. The situation must be observed “every day” in order to be able to react quickly.

Corona in Germany: Covid patients from Baden-Württemberg have to be relocated

Update from November 24th, 1.40 p.m.: For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, Covid 19 patients outside of Baden Württemberg are to be cared for. The coordinator of Corona intensive care in the southwest, Götz Geldner, told the German Press Agency on Wednesday that there were three sick people each from Karlsruhe and Pforzheim, the majority of whom are ventilated. “Under certain circumstances, the transfer could happen this week,” added the medical director of the Ludwigsburg RKH clinics.

The request for the required intensive care beds was made to the states of Hesse, Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate, which together with Baden-Württemberg form the so-called clover leaf southwest.

Corona in Germany: 14 patients from Thuringian clinics have to be relocated

Update from November 24th, 1 p.m .: Because of the tense situation in Thuringian clinics, according to State Health Minister Heike Werner (Linke), 14 patients will have to be transferred to hospitals in northern Germany in the coming days. “More will follow,” said Werner on Wednesday in a state parliament debate on the corona pandemic. “I hope that the hospitals in the other countries, probably in Hamburg, Bremen, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, are and will continue to be able to take these patients away from us.”

The Thuringian intensive care coordinator Michael Bauer reported corresponding relocation requests to the four federal states after the so-called cloverleaf procedure was formally activated on Tuesday evening, as the Ministry of Health announced in Erfurt on Wednesday.

Ein leeres Bett steht in einer Intensivstation


Numerous hospitals in Germany are busy. Above all, the situation in the intensive care units is worsening in many places. (Archive photo)

Corona in Germany: RKI boss Wieler warns of the fifth wave

Update from November 24th, 12:45 p.m.: While Germany is fighting the fourth corona wave and intensive care units are filling up in many places, RKI boss Lothar Wieler is already warning of a possible fifth wave.

Dramatic clinic situation: 80 patients are relocated – vaccinations are picking up speed

Update from November 24th, 11.25 a.m.: In order to avoid bottlenecks in intensive care treatment, several 80 patients from the regions in the east and Bavaria that are severely affected by corona are to be relocated to other parts of Germany by the weekend. As the chairman of the working group of the Conference of Interior Ministers for Fire Brigade Matters, Rescue, Disaster Control and Civil Defense, Hermann Schröder, announced at the request of the dpa, on Wednesday applications for nationwide transfer for a total of around 80 patients from Bavaria and the cloverleaf were made via the so-called cloverleaf procedure Checked east.

Thuringia, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg and Berlin belong to the Kleeblatt-Ost. The Free State of Bavaria, which is currently also heavily affected by Corona, forms the southern clover leaf. Under the impression of the first corona wave, the federal and state governments developed a concept for the nationwide transfer of patients in spring 2020. In September last year, the so-called cloverleaf concept was then decided by the ministers of the interior and health. It provides for the installation to be carried out initially within the five regions – west, north, east, south, and south-west.

It is the first time since the fourth wave of corona that nationwide relocations have been organized using the cloverleaf procedure
will. Rescue helicopters are also used to transport the patients.

Update from November 24th, 11.15 a.m.: The corona numbers continue to rise, in Saxony there is talk of an impending triage. But who gets the necessary treatment in such a case?

Corona in Germany: vaccination campaign is picking up again for the first time since September

Update from November 24th, 11:10 am: The vaccination campaign in Germany is picking up momentum again: On Tuesday, November 23rd, as many people received an initial vaccination against the coronavirus as last two months ago. According to the Robert Koch Institute, 84,478 people in Germany were vaccinated against the virus for the first time (as of Wednesday, 10:43 a.m.). A similarly high value was last reached on September 23.

On Tuesday, a good 56,000 second and almost half a million booster vaccinations were also administered. A total of 68.1 percent of Germans – 56.6 million – are fully vaccinated against Corona. 58.8 million (70.7 percent) received a primary vaccination. 6.6 million people have also received a booster vaccination. A total of 638,109 vaccinations were administered – the last time on July 28 (693,714).

Corona in Germany: RKI reports record numbers again

Update from November 24th, 6.20 a.m.: The corona numbers continue to rise in Germany, and the RKI reported a new high. In addition, the seven-day incidence nationwide cracked the value of over 400 for the first time.

The institute gave the incidence value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week at 404.5. For comparison: the previous day the value was 399.8, a week ago it was 319.5 (previous month: 106.3). The health authorities in Germany reported 66,884 new corona infections to the RKI within one day – compared to 52,826 infections exactly one week ago.

And the number of deaths continues to rise. Germany-wide, according to the new information, within 24 hours
335 deaths recorded. A week ago there were 294 deaths. The RKI also determined a sharply increasing value for the number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants. The RKI gave the number on Tuesday as 5.60 (Monday: 5.28). The value plays an essential role in assessing the occurrence of the infection. If the
Limit values 3, 6 and 9 in the federal states can each have stricter measures to combat the pandemic.

Booster fire letter from the health insurance physicians to Spahn: “Not necessary from a medical point of view”

Update from November 23, 10:40 p.m.: The Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians contacted Health Minister Spahn in a fire letter. They call for the prioritization of booster vaccinations for people over 60 years of age and those with previous illnesses: It is “essential that a booster vaccination should now be given to the most vulnerable groups,” writes the association in the letter that has available.

Since the booster vaccination is “not necessary from a medical point of view” for people who do not belong to this group, it is advised against. The over 60-year-olds are the age group that has to complain about the most breakthroughs in vaccination, hospital admissions and deaths despite vaccination protection. According to the statutory health insurance physicians, the booster rate for people over 60 is only 16 percent. According to the doctors, a value of 25 percent would be possible with the help of a prioritization.

Corona in Germany: Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians calls for booster prioritization

First report from November 23rd:
Munich – The situation is serious, the numbers are alarmingly high. On Monday, the outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel * spoke of a “highly dramatic situation” in a meeting of the CDU chairmanship * that “will surpass everything we have had so far”. Even the introduction of the nationwide 2G regulations are hardly sufficient.

New corona rules in Germany: the situation is serious

On Wednesday (November 24th) the measures decided on at the federal-state summit last Thursday * will come into force. Nationwide, 2G regulations in the leisure sector will apply almost nationwide from Wednesday. 2G also applies in many places in retail for non-daily needs. Bars and clubs have to close, in the federal states in which they are allowed to remain open, visitors have to adhere to the 2G-Plus regulations.

The gastronomy gets a curfew from 10 p.m. In Baden-Württemberg, unvaccinated people are in lockdown – they are only allowed to leave the apartment for a valid reason. In addition, the Christmas markets in Saxony and Thuringia, for example, are completely canceled. In Bavarian regions that are considered hotspots – i.e. a seven-day incidence of 1,000 new infections – restaurants, hotels, sports and cultural facilities have to close.

Corona rules in Germany: where does 2G apply, where does 3G apply?

The current figures from the Robert Koch Institute * seem to more than justify these measures. Because the seven-day incidence is 399.8 new infections and a nationwide hospitalization rate of 5.6 admissions of Covid patients per 100,000 inhabitants (as of November 23, 8:00 p.m.). Although both values at the lecture have improved minimally, the situation is still extremely worrying. * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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