Seven-day incidence in Germany
The seven-day incidence in Germany has fallen again. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Saturday morning with 60.6. Thus, the number has been declining for about two weeks. The previous day, the value had been 62.5, a week ago 72.0. The health offices in Germany reported to the RKI within one day 7211 Corona new infections. This is according to figures reflecting the status of the RKI dashboard as of 04:08. A week ago, the figure had been 8901 infections.
According to the new data, 62 deaths were recorded throughout Germany within 24 hours. A week ago, there had been 63 deaths. The RKI counted 4,188,604 proven infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not detected.
The number of Corona patients admitted to hospitals per 100,000 population in a seven-day period was given by the RKI on Friday as 1.58. A weekly or monthly comparison is not possible because of the high number of follow-up reports. A nationwide threshold for when the situation should be considered critical is not provided for the hospitalization incidence, in part because of large regional differences. The previous maximum value was around 15.5 around Christmas time.
The RKI reported the number of people who recovered at around 3,952,000. The number of people who died from or with the involvement of a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 increased to 93,365.
Meanwhile, in the U.S., mandatory vaccination is becoming a reality for certain populations. According to the White House in Washington, millions of government employees and employees of U.S. companies with government contracts are required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus by Dec. 8. U.S. President Joe Biden already signed a law to this effect at the beginning of September, and now the White House is announcing the formal instruction. The U.S. government also wants to include a corresponding clause in future employment contracts requiring vaccinations.
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