R-value: One corona traffic light still on red

R-value: One corona traffic light still on red

In Berlin, one of three warning lights in the Corona pandemic remains on red.


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The so-called reproduction value on Wednesday (29 July 2020) was 1.21, slightly lower than the previous day, according to the Senate Health Administration. In the 7-day statistics it was 1.13.

79 new Corona Falls on Wednesday

The number of new infections increased by 79 to 9149 cases as of Wednesday. 42 people are isolated and treated in hospital, 19 of them in intensive care. 223 people infected with the novel coronavirus have died so far. The R-value shows how many people an infected person infects on average. It refers to infections 8 to 13 days ago. If the value remains stable above 1 for a longer period of time, there is a risk of another exponential increase in the number of cases. Then an infected person infects more than one other person.

Two Corona traffic lights still green

The reproduction rate is one of three indicators in the Berlin traffic light rating system for evaluating the occurrence of infection: If the R-value is above 1.2 at least three times in a row, this traffic light shows red. However, the other two traffic lights - new infections in relation to population and intensive care bed capacity - are currently still in the green zone. 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 infection must be implemented.
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| Last edited: Thursday, 30. July 2020 09:50 Uhr

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