Coronavirus live ticker: +++ 02:24 Lambrecht: countries should check the mask requirement for proportionality +++

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+++ 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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CORONA INCIDENCE under 20 Hope for a good summer with events – WELT news channel

  1. CORONA INCIDENCE under 20 Hope for a good summer with eventsWORLD news channel
  2. Fewer and fewer new infections, and the incidence continues to declineFAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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Current CORONA NUMBERS: 1,204 new COVID-19 infections – incidence in Germany at 22.6 – WELT news channel

  1. Current CORONA NUMBERS: 1,204 new COVID-19 infections – incidence in Germany at 22.6WORLD news channel
  2. Coronavirus: RKI reports seven-day incidence below 20TIME ONLINE
  3. Seven-day incidence drops below 20FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  4. RKI: Incidence at its lowest level since OctoberTHE WORLD
  5. Health: Corona incidence trend points further downTIME ONLINE
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Away with CORONA FEAR! Germany on the way to zero incidence? – WORLD news channel

  1. Away with CORONA FEAR! Germany on the way to zero incidence?WORLD news channel
  2. High incidence in the Hildburghausen district: between frustration and perplexityMDR
  3. Health: Incidence in the Hildburghausen district continues to exceed 100TIME ONLINE
  4. Seven-day incidence drops below 30 in ThuringiaTHE WORLD
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Coronavirus live ticker: +++ 06:31 The situation in clinics is relaxing – intensive care beds are still constantly occupied +++

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+++ 06:31 The situation in clinics is relaxed – intensive care beds are still constantly occupied +++

From the point of view of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive and Emergency Medicine (DIVI), the stress in the clinics has recently clearly improved. “On the stations you can feel clear relaxation,” said DIVI President Gernot Marx to the editorial network Germany (RND). The Corona crisis is “not yet over, but is going in the right direction”. This week around 2000 patients suffering from Covid-19 would be treated – a status that, according to Marx, was last reported at the beginning of November last year. The intensive care beds are still constantly being used, because canceled operations now have to be rescheduled.

+++ 05:57 Family Minister calls for targeted vaccination of children with previous illnesses +++
Federal Family Minister Christine Lambrecht speaks out in favor of targeted vaccinations for children with previous illnesses. “If a safe vaccine is approved and available for this age group, it can make an important contribution to combating the pandemic, because children and adolescents can also have health risks or previous illnesses,” the SPD politician told the newspapers of the Funke media group. Doctors could best assess and advise who a vaccination is most urgent for. It is important that parents and their children can make a responsible and voluntary decision together with doctors. There will be no compulsory vaccination in Germany for adults, children or adolescents.

+++ 05:21 RKI reports 2440 new infections, incidence below 25 +++
The health authorities have reported 2440 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). A week ago there were 3852 infections. The seven-day incidence nationwide is 24.7 and thus slightly below the previous day’s value of 26.3. 74 people have died in connection with Covid 19, 18 more than in the same period last week.

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.

+++ 04:44 Associations call for a focus on medium-sized companies after Corona +++
In the opinion of several associations, politics must do more for medium-sized companies to cope with the corona economic crisis. “Without the Mittelstand there will be no economic recovery,” warns the SME Working Group in a position paper on the federal election. The AG Mittelstand includes the German Hotel and Restaurant Association, the HDE trade association and the Central Association of Crafts. They call for more efforts to secure skilled workers, a decisive reduction in bureaucracy, stable social security contributions and a tax policy that encourages investment.

+++ 02:59 rapid tests should be paid less +++
Due to obvious irregularities in the billing of rapid tests, the Federal Ministry of Health wants to change the test ordinance. A first draft should be submitted early next week, reports the “Welt am Sonntag”. A key point paper states that they want to “standardize the different remuneration options and adjust the amount”. Accordingly, the remuneration for the swab should be set at eight euros. Currently it is up to 15 euros. Material costs are only to be reimbursed at a flat rate of three euros instead of the previous six euros. Read more about this here.

+++ 01:08 Massive loss of sales in art and culture +++
The corona pandemic has left enormous damage in the German art and culture sector. Overall, the sales of the cultural and creative industries have decreased by 22.4 billion euros, according to a report by the Scientific Service of the Bundestag, which is available to the editorial network Germany (RND). Individual sub-sectors were therefore thrown back to a level of sales that was last achieved before 2003. The sub-markets of the film industry, the performing arts and the art market were most seriously affected. According to the report, a total of 260,000 companies and over 1.8 million people are employed in the culture and creative sector.

+++ 00:15 first vaccinations: Spahn corrects expectations slightly downwards +++
Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn announced a week ago to Anne Will that “around 90 percent” of adults willing to vaccinate could receive their first vaccination by the middle. Now he is adjusting his forecast downwards. “80 percent of adults willing to be vaccinated will be vaccinated at least once by mid-July,” said the CDU politician of “Bild am Sonntag”. At the same time, he asks the population to be patient before the vaccination prioritization is lifted: “Not everyone can get an appointment on Monday at the same time”.

+++ 23:45 Boris Johnson: vaccinate the entire world population by the end of 2022 +++
Ahead of the upcoming G7 summit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson calls on leading industrial nations to aim to vaccinate the entire world population by the end of 2022. “Vaccinating the world by the end of next year would be the greatest feat in medical history.” According to Johnson, the production of vaccines should be ramped up, the barriers to international distribution lowered and the supply of vaccine doses to poorer countries increased through the international Covax initiative. Johnson’s government, like the US government, is accused by other countries of having exported virtually no vaccines so far – unlike the EU, for example.

+++ 21:59 after the mask affair: FDP accuses Spahn of indecent behavior +++
After a “Spiegel” report on questionable processes relating to the mass procurement of corona protective masks in the past year, Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn is faced with serious allegations. FDP parliamentary group vice Michael Theurer also expresses sharp criticism. “Now, at the latest, a special investigator from the Federal Audit Office has to take care of a complete and relentless investigation,” he told the “Handelsblatt”. “That is deeply indecent, and an apology from the Federal Minister of Health is the very least, should this monstrous misstep by Mr. Spahn actually prove to be true.”

+++ 21:16 federal states report 2380 new infections +++
The number of reported coronavirus infections in Germany has risen to 3,698,903. As can be seen from the information from the state authorities evaluated by ntv.de, 2380 new cases were added. Last Saturday there were 5044 new infections. The comparison is difficult, however, since last week there was no partial public holiday on Thursday like this time with Corpus Christi. The number of infection-related deaths rose 121 to 89,191. Around 74,426 people are currently infected.

The infection rate (R value) is given by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) as 0.77 (previous day: 0.81). According to the DIVI register, 1896 Covid-19 patients are currently being treated in intensive care in Germany, 1236 of whom are ventilated. Around 4,639 intensive care beds are currently still available in the German clinics.

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Current CORONA NUMBERS: 2,294 new COVID-19 infections – incidence in Germany at 26.3 – WELT news channel

  1. Current CORONA NUMBERS: 2,294 new COVID-19 infections – incidence in Germany at 26.3WORLD news channel
  2. 1117 new infections and an incidence of 24.3FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  3. Health: Corona incidence value in Saarland continues to declineTIME ONLINE
  4. 21 new corona infections in Hamburg: Incidence drops to 20.4THE WORLD
  5. RKI reports 2440 new corona infections – incidence at 24.7FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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Coronavirus live ticker: +++ 02:06 Esken on new mask affair: “Spahn does not last in office” +++

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+++ 02:06 Esken on a new mask affair: “Spahn does not last in office” +++

SPD leader Saskia Esken is increasing the pressure on the Federal Minister of Health in the affair of allegedly inferior corona masks for the homeless and the disabled. “If the allegations against Jens Spahn and the Federal Ministry of Health prove to be true, he is no longer tenable in his office,” Esken told the newspapers of the Funke media group. “Anyone who wants to distribute inferior masks to people with disabilities, the homeless and care facilities in order to cover up their failure is disrespectful,” said Esken.

+++ 01:01 GPs: End of vaccination prioritization doesn’t change much +++
The German family doctors are dampening expectations of the end of vaccination prioritization this Monday. For many colleagues, June 7th will be a day like many others since the start of the vaccination campaign, said Ulrich Weigeldt, the chairman of the German Association of General Practitioners, the newspapers of the Funde media group. “Ultimately, the vaccine is still too scarce for the high demand and is still being delivered too unreliably,” said Weigeldt. At the same time, with the lifting of the prioritization and the announcement of child and youth vaccinations, the demand will increase. “But the setting will remain the same: We vaccinate as much as we can.”

+++ 22:28 Frustrated Brits are leaving the Algarve due to quarantine regulations +++
Many frustrated Brits left the Portuguese Algarve prematurely to circumvent a quarantine regime in their home country. Long queues of return travelers formed at the airport in Faro in the afternoon. 55 flights to Great Britain with a capacity of more than 10,000 seats were planned for today. According to the Portuguese hotel association AHP, there were also many cancellations of rooms for the summer. Like many other holiday destinations in southern Europe, Portugal is dependent on tourists from Great Britain. Great Britain had removed Portugal from the list of safe travel countries due to an increasing number of new infections. Starting next week, British vacationers are threatened with ten-day quarantine after they return home.

+++ 21:37 Quarantine in Dresden skyscraper partially lifted +++
The quarantine ordered for a skyscraper in Dresden after the death of a young returnees suffering from Covid-19 has been partially lifted. Accordingly, the quarantine ended for all residents with a negative test result and without close contact with a person who tested positive today at 6 p.m., as the city of Dresden announced. On the other hand, all those who tested positive or those who are considered to be close contacts would have to continue the quarantine.

+++ 21:08 federal states report new infections in 2009 +++
The number of reported coronavirus infections in Germany has risen to 3,700,912. As can be seen from the information from the state authorities evaluated by ntv.de, new cases were added in 2009. That is 1220 less than last Sunday (3229). The number of infection-related deaths rose 35 to 89,226. Around 71,658 people are currently infected.

The infection rate (R value) is given by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) as 0.80 (previous day: 0.77). According to the DIVI register, 1854 Covid 19 patients are currently being treated in intensive care in Germany, 1194 of which are ventilated. Around 4869 intensive care beds are currently still available in the German clinics.

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CURRENT CORONA NUMBERS: RKI registers 3165 new COVID-19 infections – incidence at 29.7 I WELT News – WELT news channel

  1. CURRENT CORONA NUMBERS: RKI registers 3165 new COVID-19 infections – incidence at 29.7 I WELT NewsWORLD news channel
  2. RKI reports 2294 new infections – number may be distorted due to Corpus ChristiSTERN.de
  3. RKI reports 2,294 new corona infections – incidence at 26.3Swabian
  4. Thuringian corona incidence continues to declineSouthgerman newspaper
  5. RKI numbers in Germany: 4,640 new corona infections – incidence value at 34.1t-online
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Recovered: At least 10 months high protection against new infection

Anyone who has survived a corona infection still has a very low risk of being infected again ten months later. British scientists have now come to this conclusion in the journal “Lancet Healthy Longevity”. For their study, the researchers regularly examined a cohort of 682 residents and 1,429 nurses from around 100 nursing homes in England using PCR tests between October 2020 and February 2021.

High protection for those who have recovered

In June and July, the two groups had already been examined with antibody tests to find out who had survived an infection in the first wave in the spring. The researchers came across 637 people with antibodies against Sars-CoV-2. The subsequent tests in autumn and winter showed a very low second infection rate. Only 14 people were infected again with Covid-19, four of them were residents and ten of them were carers.

In the 1,477 study participants not yet infected or vaccinated, however, there were 204 infections, of which 93 were residents and 111 employees of the nursing homes. Mathematically, ten months after the infection, the residents were protected by 85 percent against re-infection. For employees, the protection was 60 percent. Positive test results were only considered if at least 90 days had passed since a previous positive test. This should prevent infections from being counted twice.

Seniors had robust immune responses

Basically, the results are good news in terms of immunity after surviving an infection. “The fact that previous COVID-19 infection offers high levels of protection to nursing home residents is reassuring, as there have been concerns that people may have weaker immune responses as they age,” says Maria Krutikov, who led the study . However, it could be that the study only considered people with particularly robust health, because they had already survived an initial infection well. But Krutikov concludes: “The risk of being infected twice seems to be very low.”

Next, the researchers want to follow up with the help of regular tests, how the immunity of the convalescent compared to that of the vaccinated.

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WACKEN 2021 CANCELED: The festival will also be canceled this summer due to the corona virus – WELT news channel

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