Among the federal states, Schleswig-Holstein has had the highest corona incidence for days. This is also noticeable in the clinics: In many houses, cases of illness are already causing bottlenecks. Those responsible are looking forward to the coming days with concern.
A seven-day incidence of over 1000 and staff shortages in the clinics: the Corona summer wave is causing problems for the health system in Schleswig-Holstein. After the hospital company in the federal state recently sounded the alarm, the Marburger Bund medical association is now also warning of restrictions in the care of patients. "We see bottlenecks in clinics, especially in Schleswig-Holstein with its particularly high number of infections," said Susanne Johna, chairwoman of the "Handelsblatt".
According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the incidence in Schleswig-Holstein is currently 1004.3. In a nationwide comparison, the state continues to have the highest value of all federal states. The average currently stands at 678.8.
The managing director of the Schleswig-Holstein hospital association, Patrick Reimund, had previously expressed concern about the situation in the clinics. "It is noteworthy to difficult everywhere," he said, referring to the number of patients. The emergency rooms in particular are currently disproportionately overloaded. According to Reimund, one driver of the infection process in the Kiel area could have been the Kiel Week at the end of June. It is not yet possible to assess how the situation will develop in the coming days.
The University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) announced last week that it would temporarily close stations at its Kiel and Lübeck sites. As of last Friday, 479 employees were in quarantine at the UKSH. "There have certainly been more since then," said spokesman Oliver Grieve. "We had a very tense weekend." Renewed compensation payments for lost revenue resulting from the postponement or suspension of plannable recordings, operations or interventions are necessary. The Marburger Bund also assumes that "even more staff will be absent in the coming weeks" throughout Germany.
6558 new corona cases were reported in Schleswig-Holstein on Tuesday, a week earlier there were 8471. 472 people were treated in the hospitals in connection with the corona virus - a week ago 396. There were 35 corona patients in an intensive care unit - 28 were it on Tuesday before. 17 of them were ventilated.
However, the data do not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. Experts have been assuming for some time that there has been a high number of unrecorded cases - mainly because by far not all infected people have a PCR test done. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.