NewsRKI reports record values - Corona mass outbreak in...

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).
  • This news ticker on the Corona * pandemic is continuously updated.

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. *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

About 30% of COVID patients develop 'persistent COVID'

'Persistent COVID', around 30% of COVID patients have developed it A new study exposes who are most at risk of suffering from this condition.

For the first time since the end of January: Corona incidence in Germany falls...

The seven-day incidence in Germany has fallen to 876.5. However, not all corona data is reported in full on weekends and public holidays. All news in the ticker.

5,500 new species of RNA viruses discovered in the oceans

RNA viruses have been around for billions of years and are responsible for diseases such as the common cold, mumps or COVID-19.

Corona in Austria: does the mask requirement fall before Easter?

In Austria, the number of corona infections is falling everywhere. The desire to return to normality is great. Will the FFP2 mask requirement fall before Easter?

What is the most likely origin of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Although we still have many questions about how the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 was triggered, the jump from bats to humans is the most likely option.

More