35 new corona cases in Berlin
The number of confirmed corona infections in Berlin increased by 35 to 8536.
A doctor shows a test for the corona virus in a laboratory.
Currently 87 patients are still being treated in the hospital, 29 of them in intensive care, the Senate Administration for Health announced on Wednesday evening (8 July 2020). In connection with Covid-19, 216 people have died since March, an increase of one. 7828 infected persons have recovered. The Corona traffic light is still green for all three indicators according to the health administration.
Corona traffic lights remain green
The indicators are the reproductive rate - which shows the dynamics of the infection process - as well as new infections and the space needed for Covid-19 patients in intensive care units. The so-called R-value is now 0.76, i.e. well below the threshold of 1.1, from which the traffic light would turn yellow if it was reached or exceeded three times in a row.
2.2 % of intensive care beds occupied by corona patients
The number of new infections is 7, which is also far from the critical level of 20 or more per 100 000 inhabitants per week. The proportion of intensive care unit places needed for Covid-19 patients currently reaches 2.2 percent; here the yellow area starts at 15 percent and increases. According 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 infection must be implemented.
Berlin-Mitte with highest number of infections
Among the districts, Mitte still has the highest number of confirmed infections with sars-CoV-2 (1251), followed by Neukölln (1049) and Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (860). Berlin-Mitte is after Pankow the most populous district of the capital (approx. 380,000 inhabitants).
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Last edited: Thursday, 9. July 2020 09:01 Uhr