More than 1300 new corona infections in Berlin

More than 1300 new corona infections in Berlin

The health authorities in Berlin reported 1337 new corona cases on Monday (November 16, 2020). This brings the total number of corona infected persons since the beginning of the pandemic to 49,034, with 29,927 considered to have recovered.

A microscope image shows the coronavirus.

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A microscope image shows the coronavirus.

The number of corona deaths rose by 8 to 371, according to the health administration's situation report. Furthermore, one of the three Berlin corona traffic lights shows red, namely the so-called 7-day incidence. It now stands at 224.8 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days - and thus 18 percent higher than a week ago. For comparison: the critical threshold for the 7-day incidence is 50.

R-rate also jumps to yellow

274 Covid-19 patients are treated in intensive care units according to the management report. This corresponds to an occupancy rate of 22.7 percent for the beds there with this type of patient. At the critical threshold of 25 percent, this traffic light would change from amber to red. The third traffic light with the so-called R-rate is now also amber with 1.20. This indicates how many people on average are infected by a sick person.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Tuesday, 17. November 2020 08:13 Uhr

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