In terms of the so-called 7-day incidence, Berlin is still very clearly in the red zone. 163.3 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants were reported within one week, according to the Senate's situation report of Monday (18 January 2021).
This is similar to Sunday, when the value was 160.2. The target in Germany is to reach less than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days. In Berlin, there are still no restrictions on movement. If the limit of 200 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants is exceeded, people should only be allowed to move a maximum of 15 kilometres away
from the city limits. This was decided by the Senate. However, exceptions are also provided for - for example, for doctor's appointments, court dates or the care of relatives.
Reproduction rate still in the green zone
The Corona traffic light rating system thus remains red for the 7-day incidence - as well as for the occupancy of intensive care beds with Covid 19 patients (30.5 percent). For the reproduction rate (R-value), the traffic light continues to show green. The R-value on Monday was 1.05. It describes how many people an infected person infects on average. To slow down the pandemic, this value must be significantly lower than 1.
27 more Corona deaths
The health administration reported 544 additional Corona infected persons for Monday, more than on Sunday with 284 new infections. However, fewer new infections are usually registered at the weekend. A total of 113,060 people have been reported as infected in Berlin so far, of which 95,722 are considered recovered. The number of deaths related to the virus rose to 1860 - 27 more than the previous day.
Last edited: Tuesday, 19. January 2021 08:32 Uhr