Corona traffic light remains green: 23 new infected
The number of confirmed corona infections in Berlin increased by 23 to 8242 on Tuesday (30 June 2020) compared to the beginning of the week.
In the laboratory, swabs from the nasopharynx are tested for the Sars-CoV-2 virus to detect infection.
106 people are currently being treated in hospital, 33 of them in intensive care, as the Senate Department of Health announced in the evening. All other affected persons are isolated in their homes. 214 people have died with the virus so far - one more than the day before.
Reproduction numbers remained almost constant
The traffic light used by the health administration as a measure of the pandemic remained green for all three of its indicators. The reproduction figure - the so-called R-value - remained almost constant at 0.62 compared to the previous day (0.61). This figure indicates the dynamics of the infection process and should be below 1.1 if possible. If the value exceeded this threshold three times in a row, the traffic light would turn yellow; if it also exceeded 1.2 three times in a row, the traffic light would turn red.
Sufficient intensive care units for Covid-19 patients
The number of new infections per week in relation to the number of inhabitants (8.32 per 100,000 inhabitants) and the number of places needed in intensive care units for Covid-19 patients (2.5 percent) also remained in the green zone on Tuesday. After the three-part Berlin Corona traffic light, measures must be discussed and prepared when two of the three indicators are yellow. If two of the three indicators are red, measures to contain the infections must be implemented.
Berlin's governing mayor Michael Müller stated, that free corona tests for everyone are possible - at least in the medium term.
If the impression is not deceptive, many people in Berlin are still travelling in underground and suburban trains or buses without mouth and nose protection - even though this has been punished by a fine since Saturday.
Last edited: Wednesday, 1. July 2020 08:54 Uhr