DrThe seven-day infection rate has risen again and peaked. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said the number of new infections per 100,000 residents and a week on Monday was 452.4. For comparison: the value the day before was 446.7, and a week ago it was 386.5 (previous month: 64.3).
Health authorities in Germany have reported 29,364 new cases of corona in the RKI in one day. This is evidenced by the numbers reflecting the state of the RKI dashboard at 03:34 AM. Exactly one week ago there were 30,643 infections.
According to the new information, 73 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 62 deaths. The RKI has counted the 5,791,060 infections detected with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the epidemic. The actual total number is likely to be much higher, as many infections have not been identified.
The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 residents within seven days was determined by RKI on Friday as 5.97 (Thursday: 5.79). The value was not reported on the weekend. It plays an essential role in evaluating what happens in an 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.
The International Federation of Côte d’Ivoire stated that the number of those who recovered on Monday was 485,800. The number of people who died with or had a confirmed infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus rose to 100,956.
All developments in the live broadcast tape:
4:00 a.m. – Omikron may have originated in HIV patients
According to experts, the corona omicron variant, which carries an astonishing number of mutations, can be found in the patient. human immunodeficiency virus or any other form of immunodeficiency. This is conceivable and likely, similar results have already been published in other cases, Karsten Watzel, general secretary of the German Society for Immunology (DGfI), told dpa.
According to Watzel, the virus can multiply over several weeks in people with weakened immune systems. „In the process, isolated mutations can occur that may not bring the virus any advantage, but can continue to reproduce due to lack of control by the immune system.” This can lead to additional mutations which, when combined, may bring advantages.
„The many mutations speak of progression in HIV patients,” SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach tweeted Friday.
Watzel said that many HIV patients in Africa do not receive proper treatment, which is why their immune systems are so weak. In order to avoid the widespread spread of such modifiers as Omikron, it will therefore be important to identify and isolate people with compromised immune systems so that they do not become contagious. Because even if the virus mutates aggressively in such a person, only transmitting the mutated virus is really dangerous.
4:00 a.m. – SPD health expert Dietmar saw the duty of the Prime Minister
The health policy spokeswoman for the SPD parliamentary group, Sabine Dittmar, sees the responsibility in combating epidemics also with the federal states. Federal states have all available legal options for imposing restrictions in the public and private spheres. They should use it firmly, a spokeswoman for health policy for the SPD’s parliamentary group, Dietmar, which is being circulated as a possible new Federal Health Minister, told the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper. The decisive means are significant reductions in connectivity. Therefore, each individual should also consider which contacts can be dispensed with at this critical stage. Everyone can do their part through their own behavior “and through the comprehensive protection of their vaccinations to make sure that Corona has the lowest possible target.”
02:41 am – Botswana is the second African country to be affected
Botswana also reported 19 cases of the new virus on Sunday. Besides South Africa, the country is the only African country to have officially recorded cases of Omicron.
02:15 am – First suspected case in Switzerland
A new variant of the Corona virus, Omikron, may now also have appeared in Switzerland. According to the Federal Office of Public Health, it was the person who had returned from South Africa a week ago, the SDA reported Sunday night. More details are expected from the genetic test in the next few days.
The variant, which was first discovered in South Africa, was classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as „worrying”. The European Union’s health authority, ECDC, is raising serious concerns that Omikron could significantly reduce the effectiveness of corona vaccines and increase the risk of infection again. The exact effects of the mutation have not been determined.
2:00 AM – Ziemiak slam Schulz
CDU General Secretary Paul Zimyak accuses potential future chancellor Olaf Schultz (SPD) of being too lax with the Corona situation. Olaf Schultz must finally take the situation as seriously as Angela Merkel has done so far. I don’t see that at the moment, Zmiak told the Rheinische Post. “The traffic light is not doing enough with Corona. The measures are not enough and it was a mistake to let the epidemiological situation end.” For those who have not been vaccinated, this should mean in the future: no cinema, no restaurant, no theater. „We’ve shown a lot of interest in the unvaccinated.”
12:50 a.m. – CSU Secretary General Bloom calls for 'total curb’
CSU Secretary-General Marcus Blum called on traffic lights parties to take massive measures in the fight against the fourth wave of Corona. „We need an emergency stop not only in the south or east, but in all of Germany,” Blume said in a political interview with Bild newspaper. Another cabinet conference is needed to „install the federal emergency brake”. According to him, a 70 percent reduction in contact is necessary to break the wave. In Bavaria, regional closures were established as an option.
12:36 am – Two cases of omicron have also been detected in Canada
The first cases of coronavirus using the new Omikron variant were detected in Canada on Sunday. The variant was discovered in travelers who had recently returned from Nigeria, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos announced. The infected were isolated while health authorities were searching for possible contacts, officials from the province of Ontario, where the two infected people are located, said.
„As monitoring and testing continues, more cases of this variant are expected to be discovered in Canada,” Minister Duclos said. Canada had already imposed travel bans from seven African countries on Friday for fear of the Omicron spread, but Nigeria was not one of them.
11:30 PM – About 261.09 million infections and more than 5.45 million deaths worldwide
So far, about 261.09 million people around the world have been confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus. This is the result of a Reuters survey based on official data. More than 5.45 million people have died from or from the virus, which was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The United States has the highest number of infections and deaths. In terms of injuries, followed by India and Brazil.