The number of new infections is rising: development at Corona-case figures, RKI of great concern

numbers in the face of rising Corona-Infection in Germany, the Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) alerted. "The latest development of the case numbers makes me and al

The number of new infections is rising: development at Corona-case figures, RKI of great concern

numbers in the face of rising Corona-Infection in Germany, the Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) alerted. "The latest development of the case numbers makes me and all at the Robert Koch Institute of great concern," said RKI President Lothar Wieler in Berlin on Tuesday in front of journalists. "We are in the midst of a rapidly developing pandemic," he warned. "We must prevent the Virus from spreading rapidly and uncontrollably."

In Germany, had been reported by the health authorities in the past seven days, 3611 infections, alone on Monday, there were 633. At the beginning of July, the daily numbers of cases reported have been between 300 and 500. These Figures showed that the Virus could be contained. "But the AHA must be rules adhered to," said Wieler several times. AHA stands for "spacing, Hygiene, and everyday life masks". This should keep for months, the same is true for concepts in companies.

Wieler: "Are careless"

As Ute Rexroth reported by the RKI may be the risk of contagion to places "really everywhere". Reported would celebrate of infections in family, weddings, Meetings with friends, but there were also outbreaks in the workplace, in the community accommodation and care facilities. Even trip, the returnees were affected, the majority have been infected in Germany. A rise could be quick, warned Rexroth. "Prevention is better than reaction. At Covid-19 are in the outbreaks. You can't catch all cases, so eager you are.“

Whether the increase in the number of cases in the last few days of the beginning of a possible second wave is not, it is to be said Wieler. "He can be, of course." The increase in show, "that we have become careless". To celebrate, Thousands of parties, whether "recklessly" and "negligently," he said. And also the holidays reasonable behavior is required.

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with respect to the planned return to the regular operation of schools after the summer holidays, said Wieler, the Opening of the schools was important, however, subject to certain rules. "We expect certain epidemiological concepts." For example, should not confuse the students in the breaks and on the way to school too much, instead you need to make up "units" and predictable measures such as rapid test in case of suspicion before the start of School to implement.

the World had been reported since the beginning of the pandemic 16.2 million cases and 650,000 deaths, said RKI President Wieler. The daily numbers of newly reported cases to take "strong". More than half of the reports about new infections in the past seven days came from North and South America, in Europe mainly from the Balkans. Wieler noted that some of the countries in which the pandemic seemed to be already overcome, also reported numbers on the rise again in the case. As a reason, the RKI President called that individual protection measures would be followed sufficiently. In the result, would the world adopt increasingly local restrictions. As examples, he cited a tightening of the mask mandatory in Austria.

Updated Date: 28 July 2020, 12:20

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