New corona infections: Highest daily increase in Berlin to date

New corona infections: Highest daily increase in Berlin to date

The number of new corona infections within one day has reached a new record level in the capital.

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On Tuesday (October 20, 2020) the Berlin health administration reported according to the current situation report that 822 new cases had been registered. This is the highest registered increase within one day since the beginning of the pandemic. Most recently, an increase of 706 cases on October 13 was considered the highest daily number of new infections to date.

Rate of positive tests increases

The corona numbers thus increased significantly: On Monday, 476 new corona infections were reported in Berlin within one day. Although more tests are now being carried out, experts point out that the proportion of those tested positive has also increased. However, these figures are not published for the State of Berlin in the daily management report.

Two additional deaths related to the coronavirus

According to the health administration, there were also two more fatalities. The number of deaths on Tuesday was now 243, and a total of 22,726 cases have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. 16 759 people are now considered to have recovered.

Berlin-wide 7-day incidence over 90

The number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants over the past seven days has continued to grow to 93.8. The day before, the figure was 89.2. The capital is thus still well above the critical threshold value of 50 and is considered a risk area.

Occupancy of intensive care beds by Covid-19 patients is increasing

The so-called 7-day incidence reported on Tuesday is still highest in the Neukölln district at 188.5 (previous day: also 188.5). The second-highest value is in the Mitte district with 143.9, followed by Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg with 136.4. The proportion of intensive care beds occupied by Covid-19 patients has increased: On Tuesday it was 6.4 percent - the previous day the figure was 5.3.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Wednesday, 21. October 2020 08:34 Uhr

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