German spread of infection reaches record highs


Germany has recorded the highest incidence during the corona pandemic during its most recent seven-day period.

Thus, 201.1 cases of coronavirus infection per 100,000 inhabitants have been confirmed.

It shows figures from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) early Monday morning according to the German news agency dpa.

Monday’s numbers have risen from 154.5 on Thursday and 130.2 a week earlier.

The highest figure so far for a seven-day period was 197.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and was recorded on December 22 last year, when the second wave of the pandemic was at its highest.

German health authorities and politicians are facing an intensified debate on an impending fourth wave and possible new restrictions.

On Friday, the German Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, said that in the future all Germans should be offered a so-called booster vaccine. They must have it six months after they have been vaccinated.

At the same time, Spahn urged everyone to be vaccinated and keep their distance from others.

“Anyone who thinks they are young and invulnerable should talk to staff in intensive care units,” he told Reuters news agency.

On Friday, German infection rates set a record for the second day in a row, when 37,120 Germans were reported infected.

Several German states have on their own imposed restrictions on the unvaccinated. The states have a lot of freedom in that area.

Among other things, Saxony decided on Friday that for indoor restaurants and other indoor events, there must be a requirement that you have been fully vaccinated or have been infected if you want to enter.

The health ministers of the 16 German Länder have called on the Länder to adhere to the so-called ‘3G’ rule.

This means that you must either have been vaccinated, have had the virus or have been recently tested to get into indoor events (in German: ‘geimpft’, ‘genesen’ or ‘getestet’, ed.).


Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.

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