The coronavirus infections skyrocketed in Germany to a new high of 16,774 in the last 24 hours, with 89 more deaths in one day, while the number of active cases amounts to around 131,500. Thus, according to data from Robert Koch Institute (RKI) of virology updated last midnight, the total of positives since the first contagion was announced in the country at the end of January stands at 481,013, with 10,272 dead. In addition, 339,200 people have overcome the disease.For Germany as a whole, the incidence continues to rise up to 93.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days, according to the daily RKI report released yesterday afternoon.
Since the beginning of September, the percentage of covid-19 cases has also increased again among older peoplewarns the institute. Thus, the incidence was yesterday in the people over 60 in 59.3 cases per house 100,000 inhabitants in seven days.
In addition, the number of coronavirus patients in the intensive care units it more than doubled in the last two weeks from 602 on October 14 to 1,569 yesterday.
The least stable reproduction factor (R), based on a comparison that reflects the evolution of infections from about a week and a half ago, it stands at 1.03, according to the RKI daily report released on Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, the most stable R factor, based on a comparison that reflects the evolution of infections of 8 to 16 days ago, it is at 1.17.
The number of coronavirus patients in ICUs more than doubled in the last two weeks from 602 on October 14 to 1,569 yesterday
The Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, defended as the stoppage of public life decreed yesterday throughout the country – softer than last spring – which will take effect next Monday. “I just don’t want to wait for the intensive care units are crowded“stressed the minister, who is at home in quarantine after testing positive last week.
In a telephone interview with the public chain WDR recognized that the closure of gastronomy is a hard blow for business, but in some sector contact must be reduceds if day care centers and schools are to be kept open, he stressed.
“We always have to find the right moment where the numbers justify politically and legally that we take these measures and that there is as wide acceptance as possible,” says @jensspahn about the #CrownRegeln. It was missed in neighboring countries. #Lockdown2
– WDR aktuell (@WDRaktuell) October 29, 2020
“We do not want introduce a police state“, he affirmed, and said to trust the understanding of the population, since, he added, there is no effective way of control.
The federal government and the federated states agreed yesterday before the drastic increase in new infections, the closure in November of bars and restaurants, as well as leisure, cultural offerings and amateur sports in closed spaces, but allow as far as possible school activity and commerce.
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