Criticism of high-risk areas: number of new infections are among, again, about 1000

The number of coronavirus infections in Germany is the third day in a row above the threshold of 1000 new cases. The health authorities in Germany were reported

Criticism of high-risk areas: number of new infections are among, again, about 1000

The number of coronavirus infections in Germany is the third day in a row above the threshold of 1000 new cases. The health authorities in Germany were reported to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) 1122 new infections within a day. Since the beginning of the crisis have been infected, therefore, at least 215.336 people in Germany demonstrated that the Virus Sars-CoV-2, reported to the RKI on this Saturday morning.

In comparison to Friday, on the 1147 new cases were reported, the number something. On Thursday, the number of new infections with 1045 Corona cases had, for the first time over the threshold of 1000 is located. This was last updated on January 9. May have been exceeded. After that, the number was decreased in tendency, since the end of July, the values rise again.

The number of deaths in connection with a Corona-infection is according to the RKI information in 9195. Up Saturday morning, had survived, according to estimates, 196.400 people the infection.

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The reproduction number, in short the R-value, was 1.16 (previous day: 0,99). This means that an Infected in the Mediterranean infects about one other people. The R-value in each case forms the infection from happening about a week and a half before.

in Addition to the RKI, a so-called Seven-days-R. It refers to a longer period of time and is therefore subject to less current fluctuations. This value was also 1.16 (before: 1,06). He shows that the Infection occurred from 8 to 16 days.

The German medical Association criticizes the Corona test is compulsory for travellers returning from high-risk areas. To test "a lot is reasonable, the test obligation however, is activism, I think a little", said the Chairman of the Association, Ulrich Weigeldt of the newspaper "world". The risk areas were classified as "much too sweeping" and many family doctors not willing for a huge "rush to Test".

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Weigeldt described it as "absurd" that trip the returnees would have to make to the doctor to be credible, to be abroad – such as through a Boarding Pass or hotel bill. "We are Doctors are there to treat people and not the foreign office of the Federal Ministry of health. How to check because this is also a hotel bill? Who was there when exactly where is it?“ Weigeldt said. "The delusion is funny."

Who is coming from high-risk areas to Germany, must be from this Saturday to the return to Germany, tested for the Virus – free. Alternatively, a negative test result can not be submitted more than two days old. Returnees from high-risk areas without a negative Corona Test have to go for two weeks in quarantine – a requirement that was already in the past.

Updated Date: 08 August 2020, 05:20

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