IAccording to the official count, more than 100,000 people have died with or from Covid-19 in Germany. The Robert Koch Institute gave the number Thursday morning 100119. This reflects the state of the RKI dashboard at 3:47 AM. The number of new infections with corona transmitted within one day exceeded the threshold of 70,000 new infections for the first time.
According to the RKI, health authorities reported 75,961 cases in 24 hours. Exactly a week ago, 65,371 new infections were recorded. The seven-day infection rate was 419.7 – also an increase since the start of the pandemic. For comparison: the value on the previous day was 404.5, a week ago it was 336.9 (previous month: 110.1).
According to the new information, 351 deaths were recorded throughout Germany in 24 hours. A week ago there were 264 deaths. The RKI counted 5,573,756 detected Sars-CoV-2 infections since the beginning of the epidemic. The actual total number is likely to be much higher, as many infections are not recognized.
The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 residents within seven days was set by RKI on Wednesday at 5.74 (Tuesday: 5.60). The value plays an essential role in assessing the incidence of infection. If the threshold values 3, 6 and 9 are exceeded in the federal states, then more stringent anti-epidemic measures can be imposed there.
All developments in the live broadcast tape:
03:31 AM – Corona in prison – reinforcement begins
Booster vaccinations against coronavirus for staff and inmates in the prisons of the Rhineland-Palatinate have already begun. So far, six people have been reinforced in corrections, four employees and two prisoners, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Justice, Christoph Burmeister, in Mainz. Many of a total of about 2,000 employees got their third injection against the coronavirus at a doctor or at one of the revived vaccination centers.
A total of 7,644 anti-coronavirus injections have been placed behind the walls. This included 3,630 initial vaccinations – for 1,372 prisoners and 2,258 employees. In addition, there were 4,008 follow-ups or one vaccine with Johnson & Johnson: 1,851 for inmates and 2,157 for prison staff.
02:01 am – Employer is open for compulsory vaccination
Due to the increasing number of corona infections, chief employer Rainer Dulger is open to general vaccination requirements. We rely on dialogue and conviction. Therefore, legal vaccination is always the second best solution. But it should not be excluded from the beginning, ”says Dulger of the newspaper“ Rheinische Post. “However, the economy cannot make this decision for politicians.
“Especially for employees who work with groups of people at risk, being ready to get vaccinated is a sign of a sense of duty and consideration for their fellow human beings, but also for affected groups, such as the elderly or critically ill in hospitals.”
00:15 – because: Lower Saxony frequency helps
According to Prime Minister Stefan Weil, the mentality of Lower Saxony is an advantage in the pandemic. The SPD politician said in the „Braunschweiger Zeitung” that Corona’s strict rules could help „in terms of tried and tested caution, the kind of sobriety we have in Lower Saxony”. „A certain hesitant from Lower Saxony is sometimes mocked in close cooperation, but it has paid off in an epidemic.”
However, in Lower Saxony, there is a risk of the following restrictions in public life next week if the development of Corona continues unchecked. A tough new Corona state law went into effect, Wednesday. In the interview, Weil emphasized that he would „certainly consider” compulsory vaccination under certain circumstances: „If the measures in the next few weeks, especially in hot spots, do not have significant effects on non-vaccinators, then I am in favor of having a year of compulsory vaccination.”
00:00 – Education Minister in charge Stark Watzinger opposes school closures
Designated Federal Education Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger (FDP) has spoken out against closing schools despite an increase in coronavirus infections. „We are in favor of not closing schools,” Stark-Watzinger says on Bild live.
And where we have governmental responsibility as liberals, we don’t either, because we believe students should not suffer from an educational deficit again now.”