Saturday September 11th 2021
+++ 07:55 India: Almost 28,600 new infections and 338 dead +++
In India, the Ministry of Health registers 28,591 new infections. The total number of proven cases of infection increases to more than 33.23 million within 24 hours. This is the second highest value worldwide after the USA. The number of deaths related to the coronavirus increases by 338 to 442,655. There are more corona deaths only in the USA and Brazil.
+++ 07:14 Over 2.8 million controls of the corona test obligation at borders +++
Most people seem to have adhered to the compulsory corona test introduced on August 1 when entering Germany. 2. 820,972 people were randomly checked for compliance – by September 7, 3727 violations were found, as reported by “Welt am Sonntag”, citing the federal police. The police union (GdP) admitted, however, that a “large number of unreported cases and many undiscovered violations” can be assumed. Since August 1st, a corona test has been mandatory for those returning from vacation. The Federal Police conduct random checks on motorways, on federal highways and on trains.
+++ 06:55 No more daily tests for students in Lower Saxony +++
From Monday on, schoolchildren in Lower Saxony no longer have to test for the corona virus every day. According to the Ministry of Culture, this will only be three times a week. According to the ministry, pupils and teachers who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus or have recovered from the test are exempt from the obligation to test. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), around 44 percent of 12 to 17-year-olds in the state are vaccinated once, around 30 percent are fully vaccinated.
+++ 06:47 RKI reports 3000 new infections less than a week ago ++
The health authorities in Germany report 7,345 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. That is a decrease of around 30 percent compared to the previous week. Last Sunday the value was 10,453 infections. According to the new information, eight deaths are recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 21 deaths. The RKI has counted 4,077,640 detected 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.
+++ 06:25 RKI: Nationwide seven-day incidence drops to 80.2 ++
The nationwide seven-day incidence of new corona infections has fallen further. As the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Sunday morning, citing information from the health authorities, the incidence is now 80.2 corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days. On Saturday the value was 82.8 and on Sunday last week it was 83.1.
Note: The RKI figures usually deviate slightly from the case data that ntv.de reports daily in the evening. The ntv.de data team has direct access to the registration figures from the federal states as published by the local ministries and authorities. The RKI, on the other hand, is bound to the legally prescribed reporting channels, which can lead to a delay.
In addition, the respective daily values map different recording periods: The ntv evaluation collects the country information published by the evening and uses this to calculate a daily status of the reported number of cases, which is usually published from 8 p.m. onwards. The RKI’s recording system, on the other hand, takes into account incoming reports up to midnight, with the current data status being announced the following morning.
+++ 05:40 Australia and New Zealand buy vaccine after +++
Australia and New Zealand are buying more doses of Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech vaccines to step up the fight against Delta variant outbreaks. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his country will receive an additional shipment of one million cans of Moderna this week. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her government had bought 500,000 doses of the Pfizer / Biontech vaccine in Denmark. Important parts of both countries are still in strict lockdowns.
+++ 04:11 vaccination rate in Germany is only increasing slowly +++
Most recently, the vaccination rate in Germany has increased only slowly – in August only by around 10 percentage points. Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) appeals: There must be more. So far, less than 65 percent of the total population is fully vaccinated. According to the latest RKI weekly report, 83 percent of the population over 60 years of age had full vaccination protection. For adults under the age of 60, however, the rate is only 66 percent. For children and adolescents aged 12 to 17 it is currently around a quarter. Corona vaccines are not yet approved for younger minors.
+++ 03:32 RKI boss warns of a “brilliant” delta course +++
With a nationwide week of action starting on Monday, the federal government wants to boost vaccinations. Together with the federal states, it calls for offers that are easy to perceive in as many places as possible. The corona numbers in Germany have practically only known the way up for weeks – but the pace of vaccination is slowing down. Lothar Wieler, head of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), warns of a “brilliant course” of the current fourth wave in autumn if the vaccination rate does not increase significantly. Expert estimates show that with every percentage point by which the vaccination rate increases, the situation can relax.
+++ 01:05 Bosnia-Herzegovina new high-risk area, partial all-clear for South America +++
The Norwegian provinces Oslo and Viken as well as Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nicaragua and Grenada are newly classified as corona high-risk areas by Germany. In contrast, a large part of South America is no longer a high-risk area: Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador and Peru are removed from the list. This also applies to the Arab country Oman and Namibia in southwest Africa.
For the classification – unlike in the past – not only the infection numbers are decisive. Other criteria are the speed at which the virus is spreading, the burden on the health system or a lack of data on the corona situation.
+++ 00:01 Crete and Corsica no longer high-risk areas +++
With immediate effect, the Mediterranean holiday islands of Crete and Corsica are no longer considered to be corona high-risk areas. Greece is now completely removed from the list. In France, in addition to Corsica, this also applies to the Occitania region. From the point of view of the federal government, high-risk areas in France are then only the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in the south and some overseas territories.
Countries and regions with a particularly high risk of infection are assigned to this category. After staying in high-risk areas, the following applies: those returning to Germany who are not fully vaccinated or have recovered must be quarantined for ten days. But you can get rid of it after five days with a negative test.
+++ 10:19 pm Again riots in France because of corona measures +++
Once again, people across France are demonstrating against the government’s corona measures. The Ministry of the Interior in Paris states the number of participants this Saturday as a total of 121,000, including 19,000 in the capital. Protests also took place in Strasbourg, Lyon, Bordeaux and Marseille, among others. The demonstrations were held for the ninth straight weekend. However, the number of participants has been falling for weeks. Last weekend, according to official information, 140,000 people took part, a week before 165,000 people. In Paris, as in previous protests, there were violent confrontations between demonstrators and the security forces. At least 96 people were arrested, according to the police.
+++ 21:32 Current data situation in Germany: 10,468 new cases reported +++
The number of reported coronavirus infections in Germany has risen to 4,073,085. As can be seen from the information from the state authorities evaluated by ntv.de, 10,468 new cases were added (last week: 10,357). The number of deaths related to infection rose by 40 (previous week: 22) to 92,594. Around 166,800 people are currently infected.
The infection rate (7-day R value) is given by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) as 1.04 (previous day: 1.04). According to the Divi Register, 1439 Covid-19 patients are currently being treated in intensive care in Germany, 765 of whom are ventilated. Around 4010 intensive care beds are currently still available in the German clinics.
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