Saturday June 12th 2021
+++ 02:24 Lambrecht: countries should check the mask requirement for proportionality +++
In view of the waning coronavirus pandemic, Federal Minister of Justice Christine Lambrecht is calling on the federal states to review the continuation of the mask requirement. The states would have to clarify “whether and where a mask requirement is still proportionate if the incidence numbers are low and continue to fall,” says the SPD politician of “Bild am Sonntag”. “This also applies to schools, because pupils are particularly affected by the mask requirement.”
+++ 01:19 Austria no longer a risk area from today +++
The list of risk areas designated by the federal government has been significantly shorter since today. Due to the falling number of infections, the last two Austrian federal states Tyrol and Vorarlberg as well as parts of Greece, Croatia and Switzerland will also be omitted. Those who come to Germany from these areas by land no longer have to comply with any entry restrictions due to Corona. Only airline passengers still have to show a negative test.
+++ 00:05 More than five million infections in Africa +++
The number of infections in Africa has passed the five million mark. According to a census based on information from government agencies in 54 countries, 5,008,656 infections have been registered so far. However, it must be assumed that this is only a fraction of the real infections – experts assume an extremely high number of unreported cases in most poor countries in Africa. Africa is now the only continent where the pandemic is increasing.
+++ 23:07 WHO chief: vaccinate 70 percent of the world’s population by next year +++
The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, wants to help at least 70 percent of the world’s population to get a corona vaccination within one year with the help of the G7 countries. This goal should be achieved by the next G7 summit in Germany in 2022, said the WHO chief at the meeting of the leading western economic powers in Cornwall, England.
+++ 22:30 Chinese doctors see severe courses in the Delta variant +++
In southeast China, doctors observe severe courses in people who have contracted the Delta variant. According to the New York Times, the symptoms are different and more dangerous than the original version of the corona virus, which spread from Wuhan in 2019. Chinese medical professionals reported on state television that patients’ condition was deteriorating much more quickly. The virus concentration in the body is higher and only drops slowly. Up to 12 percent would become seriously ill within three to four days of symptoms appearing, said Guan Xiangdong, director of intensive care medicine at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou. In the past, the proportion was 2 or 3 percent, sometimes up to 10 percent, he said.
+++ 21:59 In Hesse and Saarland, the incidence is increasing slightly +++
According to the state authorities, two federal states are recording a slightly increasing seven-day incidence: Hesse has 22.1 (+0.6) new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within one week, Saarland 21.5 (+1.0). In the other federal states, the number of cases continues to decline, most notably in Thuringia (-2.7) and Rhineland-Palatinate (-1.8).
+++ 21:30 Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania falls below the incidence of 5 +++
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is the first federal state to fall below 5 again with the seven-day incidence after the second and third corona waves. This is followed by Brandenburg with 6.9 and Schleswig-Holstein and Saxony-Anhalt with 9.2 new infections each per 100,000 inhabitants within one week. Baden-Württemberg is the only federal state still just above the 25 mark.
+++ 20:55 Current data situation in Germany: 1785 new cases reported +++
The number of reported coronavirus infections in Germany has risen to 3,714,250. As the information from the state authorities evaluated by ntv.de shows, 1785 new cases were added. The daily increase is almost 600 below the level of last Saturday.
The number of deaths related to infection rose 89 to 89,815. In a weekly comparison, there is a clear decline: on Saturday a week ago, the state authorities reported 121 deaths. Around 50,400 people are currently infected.
The case numbers for the day are slightly skewed downwards due to transmission problems in the Neukölln district of Berlin and a data correction in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz region in Brandenburg. This only affects the values from two of the total of 412 German regions.
The infection rate (R value) is given by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) as 0.88 (previous day: 0.82). The 7-day R-value is currently 0.85 (previous day: 0.83). According to the DIVI register, 1,345 Covid-19 patients are currently being treated in intensive care in Germany, 914 of whom are ventilated. Around 4,500 intensive care beds are currently still available in the German clinics.
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