The corona indicators in Germany have been falling for weeks, but this trend seems to have ended for the time being. The RKI reports a stagnating incidence in Germany for the past week. Meanwhile, the number of other respiratory diseases continues to increase.
According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the decreasing trend in reported corona cases in Germany has initially stopped. Nationwide, the seven-day incidence remained the same last week compared to the previous week, according to the RKI weekly report on the development of the corona pandemic. In the week before, the corona incidence had fallen by 17 percent in the same period.
However, the incidences only provide an incomplete picture of the infection situation. Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI. Most of the report's findings relate to the past week.
The number of hospital treatments for people with a severe acute respiratory infection and Covid-19 also did not decrease any further. In addition to Corona, other diseases are currently burdening the healthcare system. "The infection pressure is generally high in autumn in all age groups, since the spread of acute respiratory infections is more difficult to prevent due to more frequent and longer stays indoors," writes the RKI.
According to data from the online survey "GrippeWeb", the number of acute respiratory diseases (ARE) in Germany has risen again compared to the previous week. According to the RKI, it was around 8.2 million last week - well above the range of previous years. Reasons for visiting a doctor because of an acute respiratory infection are therefore influenza viruses, the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and to a lesser extent the corona virus.