The number of corona infections is currently increasing again sharply. How great is the fear of the Germans of infection?The fear of contracting the Coronavirus has increased according to the YouGov poll.
From October 6 to 8, 2038 people were interviewed. The question was: “Which of the following statements best describes your feelings about being infected with the coronavirus (Covid-19)? Very great / rather great fear or rather no / no fear at all43”
Percent of people in Germany have “very great” or “rather great fear”; in July it was 40 percent.
Almost half of the respondents said they were not afraid. That comes from the current YouGov-Covid-19-Tracker.
72 percent also believe that the coronavirus situation in Germany is currently getting worse.
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Most also see the global crisis as not yet over. 75 percent of those questioned believe it will get worse; At the end of July it was 66 percent.
Corona case numbers on Friday: 7,334 new infections
The health authorities in Germany have, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) 7334 new corona infections reported within one day on Friday morning.
The day before, with 6638 new cases, the highest value since the start of the pandemic in Germany had been registered. In the past week, the RKI reported 4516 new infections on Friday.
RKI Corona case numbers on October 16, 2020, accessed on October 16, 2020: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Fallzahlen.html