7-day incidence continues to decline

7-day incidence continues to decline

In Berlin, the Corona infection situation continues to improve somewhat: the so-called 7-day incidence decreased again. The number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within one week dropped to 90.9.

A lab technician holds a Corona test in her hand.

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A lab technician holds a Corona test in her hand.

However, the Berlin Corona traffic light for this criterion is still red. The target is less than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in 7 days. On Friday, 556 new Corona cases were reported, as the Senate Department for Health announced in its situation report. The day before, there were 503, and before that 890 known cases.
According to the status report, 119 506 people have been infected in Berlin since the beginning of the pandemic, of whom 105 113 are considered to have recovered. 2235 people have died in connection with Corona so far - that was 40 more deaths than the previous day. The lowest incidence was recorded in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg with a value of 74, the highest in Mitte (111). The traffic light also remains red for the utilisation of intensive care beds. Here, the rate of 29.7 per cent is only slightly below the value of the previous day (30.1).
The traffic light for the reproduction rate (R-value) is still green. On Friday, the R-value stood at 0.75. It describes how many people an infected person infects on average. According to experts, this value must be significantly lower than 1 in order to slow down the pandemic.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Friday, 29. January 2021 20:28 Uhr

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