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RKI reports record values – Corona mass outbreak in prison confirmed

The Robert Koch Institute reported almost 300,000 new infections before the weekend. Two other important values are also increasing again. The news ticker.

  • The Corona * pandemic is picking up speed again (see original message).
  • A mass outbreak occurred in a prison in Lower Saxony (see original report).
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Berlin – The corona pandemic has picked up speed again in Germany. The number of new infections registered in Germany also rose to a new high on Friday. The incidence also breaks a new record. Meanwhile, there is a mass escape in a prison.

Corona: Robert Koch Institute reports almost 300,000 new infections – incidence and hospital admissions are also increasing

According to the Robert Koch Institute, the number of new infections registered within 24 hours has risen to a new high. The health authorities reported 297,845 new infections in 24 hours. A week ago there were 252,836 new infections recorded. The RKI gave the seven-day incidence as 1706.3 – this is also a high. For comparison: the previous day the value was 1651.4, a week ago it was 1439.0 (previous month: 1371.7).

Experts assume a high number of cases that are not recorded in the RKI data. One reason is the limited capacity of health authorities, for example, and contacts are often only tracked to a limited extent. According to the new information, 226 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 249 deaths.

Meanwhile, the number of people who need treatment in a hospital is also increasing. The number of corona-infected patients who came to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was 7.58 according to the RKI on Thursday (Wednesday: 7.45). Among them are many people with a positive corona test who have another main illness.

Corona in prison: more than 100 cases in Oldenburg JVA in Lower Saxony

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice confirmed a mass breakout in the Oldenburg prison in an interview with the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung . More than 100 prisoners and employees have tested positive for the corona virus. Since March 9, 98 inmates and 18 employees have been infected by a PCR test. Testing was ordered on a case-by-case basis. “The prisoners predominantly have a mild course of the disease; some said they didn’t notice anything at all,” the ministry said. There is no case with severe symptoms. A total of 300 people were imprisoned in the Oldenburg JVA. * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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