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Coronavirus incidence in Berlin at 441, more patients hospitalized


The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported the seven-day incidence for Berlin on Thursday at around 441. A week ago, the number of officially registered new infections per 100,000 people in seven days in Berlin was 466.

The RKI gave a nationawide incidence of 661.3 on Thursday. However, these figures only provide a limited picture of the infection situation. Experts have been assuming for some time that there is a high number of cases not recorded by the RKI - mainly because by far not all infected persons have a PCR test done. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, subsequent reports or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

4060 new infections within one day

According to the RKI, 4060 new Covid-19 infections were last reported in Berlin within one day. This brings the total number of cases registered since the start of the pandemic in spring 2020 to just over 1.31 million. One new death was registered. According to official statistics, there have been a total of 4877 deaths related to Coronavirus infections in Berlin so far.

Hospitalization incidence rises

According to the Senate's situation report, the hospitalization incidence in Berlin has increased compared to the previous week - from 16 last Thursday to 21.9 this Thursday. This value indicates the number of admissions to hospital per 100,000 inhabitants in connection with a Corona infection. At 21.9, this figure is in the red zone of the Corona traffic light. Intensive care unit occupancy for covid patients was reported at 5.5 percent, which is in the orange range.

Author: dpa/
Further information: Coronavirus Information
Publication date: 21 October 2022
Last updated: 21 October 2022

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