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Omicron wave is rolling: press conference with Lauterbach, RKI boss Wieler and even Drosten at noon

The corona numbers in Germany are breaking new records. Federal Health Minister Lauterbach, RKI boss Wieler and virologist Christian Drosten will provide information on Friday at a PK.

Berlin – The Robert Koch Institute only recorded a new number record on Wednesday. For the first time in Germany, more than 80,000 people tested positive for the corona virus * within 24 hours. But less than two days later, on Friday, January 14, 2022, this record was broken again. The incidence has also reached a new high. On Friday, Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, RKI boss Lothar Wieler and virologist Christian Drosten will provide information at the federal press conference.

Corona records broken: press conference with Lauterbach, RKI boss Wieler and Drosten announced

Above all, the Omicron variant is currently causing the numbers in Germany to increase rapidly. In the first calendar week of 2022, according to reporting data from the federal states, 73 percent of the Corona* detections examined for variants were assigned to Omikron. This emerges from the weekly report of the Robert Koch Institute on Thursday evening. According to this data source, Omikron is the predominant corona variant in Germany, writes the RKI. A share of 51 percent is given as a comparison value for the week before. This data takes into account evidence from genetic analysis as well as suspected cases from so-called variant-specific PCR tests.

From 1 p.m. on Friday, Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach and RKI boss Lothar Wieler, together with virologist Christian Drosten, will provide information on the current corona situation in Germany in a joint federal press conference. *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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