445 new Corona infections in Berlin

445 new Corona infections in Berlin

The number of reported new infections with the corona virus in Berlin is 445, according to the health administration's Corona Situation Report of Wednesday (17 February 2021).


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A staff member holds a test tube in his hands.

The day before, there were 296. On Wednesday a week ago, the health authorities had reported 546 new infections. There has been a slight improvement in the so-called seven-day incidence. According to the data from the situation report, an average of 53.7 out of 100,000 people have been infected with the virus within seven days, compared to 56.3 on Tuesday.
At this point, the Berlin Corona warning light remains on red, as it has for a long time. It would only switch to money at a value of 30, and to green at 20. There are clear differences within Berlin: the lowest value is in the district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf with 39.7, the highest in Lichtenberg with 72.7. The traffic light shows yellow for the proportion of intensive care beds occupied by Covid 19 patients: it is 21.2 percent. This is slightly less than the previous day (21.9) and again at the same level as two days ago. The threshold for a red light signal is 25 percent.
The warning light shows green for the reproduction rate, which indicates how many people an infected person infects on average. It is currently at 0.68 compared to 0.81 the day before. The pandemic can only be contained if the value remains well below 1. Since the beginning of the pandemic about a year ago, 125,726 people in Berlin have been proven to be infected with the coronavirus. Of these, 117,150 are considered to have recovered. The number of deaths related to the coronavirus infection is 2670, which is 25 more than the day before.
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    Coronavirus Vaccination Centre at the Velodrome
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    Coronavirus Vaccination Centre at Erika-Heß Ice Stadium
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    Coronavirus Vaccination Centre at Messe Berlin

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| Last edited: Thursday, 18. February 2021 08:54 Uhr

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