The corona incidence continues to rise in Germany. In the meantime, the lifting of further measures is being discussed. Is the end of the pandemic in sight? The news ticker.
- The spread of the delta mutation * in Germany is causing controversy. The Robert Koch Institute * is recording increasing numbers (see first report).
- Hamburg’s Mayor Tschentscher believes the pandemic will be over by the end of the year.
- This news ticker on Corona * in Germany is updated regularly.
Munich – The 7-day incidence of corona infections increased for the fourth day in a row. It is currently 5.8 new infections in seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (previous day: 5.5; previous week: 4.9). The health authorities in Germany registered 952 new corona infections (previous week: 671 new corona infections) and 35 deaths with the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. This is evident from the data on the RKI dashboard from Saturday morning.
- 3,735,420 people in Germany have been shown to have been infected with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the corona pandemic.
- 91,225 people have died of or with Corona so far, reports the RKI.
- The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at 3,634,000.
Corona in Germany: Long way towards herd immunity
Meanwhile, there are more and more people who are calling for an end to all corona restrictions in view of the increasing vaccination numbers. Foreign Minister Heiko Maaß (SPD) had already publicly spoken out in favor of it. Federal Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) is critical of this demand. “Before we can lift all measures, we have to go much further in the direction of herd immunity,” said the SPD politician Augsburger Allgemeine. “The pandemic is not over yet,” she warned.
Corona numbers in Germany: Discussion about the end of all measures
Nevertheless, all remaining measures must be continuously checked to see whether they are still proportionate, said the Minister of Justice. “It is a great success that, thanks to the low number of infections and the progress made in vaccination, most of the restrictions have already been lifted,” said Lambrecht. This is particularly true “for restrictions that deeply interfere with fundamental rights”.
Hamburg’s Mayor Peter Tschentscher (SPD) is optimistic about the development despite the current spread of the Delta variant *. He assumes that the corona pandemic will be over by the end of the year. “I think we will leave the pandemic behind us this year,” he told the German press agency. According to initial findings, the approved vaccines also protect against the new virus variants. “Now it is important that as many citizens as possible get vaccinated and that we as a society are protected as a whole.” A booster vaccination against Corona will probably be necessary *. “This would also be feasible as a routine in our health system. kah / dpa * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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