11 new corona infections reported

11 new corona infections reported

The number of confirmed corona infections in Berlin increased by 11 to 10,727 within one day. Currently 46 patients are treated in the hospital, 16 of them in intensive care, according to the Senate Department of Health on Sunday evening (August 23, 2020).

A virologist examines samples for the coronavirus.

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A virologist examines samples for the coronavirus.

In connection with Covid-19, 226 people are reported to have died since March; 9721 infected persons have since recovered. According to the health administration, the Corona traffic light is still green for all three indicators.
The indicators focus on the reproductive rate - which shows the dynamics of the infection process - as well as new infections and the required places for Covid-19 patients in intensive care units. The so-called R-value is currently at 0.96 and thus well below the threshold of 1.1, above which the traffic light would turn yellow if the figure was reached or exceeded three times in a row.
The number of new infections per week per 100,000 inhabitants is 14.5; it would become critical from 20 new infections. The proportion of intensive care unit places needed for Covid-19 patients currently reaches 1.2 percent; here the yellow area starts at 15 percent and up. 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.
Among the districts, Mitte continues to have the highest number of confirmed infections with sars-CoV-2 with 1656, followed by Neukölln (1348) and Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (1057).

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Monday, 24. August 2020 10:11 Uhr

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