Corona infection numbers rise: 242 new cases

Corona infection numbers rise: 242 new cases

Despite the lockdown, the number of new Corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants is moving upwards within a week in Berlin. According to the situation report of the Senate Department for Health of Monday (01 March 2021), the so-called seven-day incidence was 66.3 (previous day: 65.5).

A doctor shows a test for the coronavirus in a laboratory.

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A doctor shows a test for the coronavirus in a laboratory.

The Corona warning traffic light continues to show a clear red for this criterion. It would only jump to yellow at a value of 30, to green at 20. Within Berlin, the district of Neukölln (85.2) has the highest incidence; ahead of Mitte with 78.5. The lowest value is in Spandau with 50.2. The number of daily new infections Berlin-wide has also risen to 242, compared to 103 the day before. However, fewer tests are usually carried out on Sundays; the health offices do not report their complete data.
For weeks, the more contagious mutant B.1.1.7, which is considered a major risk for loosening, has been detected with increasing frequency in Berlin's laboratories. According to information from the health administration from the previous week, the proportion of the variant detected in the UK was most recently around 25 per cent, and a further increase is expected. More recent figures from the current week were not available. According to the situation report, 129 599 people in Berlin have been proven to be infected since the beginning of the pandemic. Of these, 121 539 are considered to have recovered. A total of 2825 sick people died in connection with a coronavirus infection, which is 7 more deaths compared to the previous day.
The Berlin Corona traffic light shows yellow for the proportion of intensive care beds occupied by Covid 19 patients. It has again fallen slightly - from 17.4 to currently 16.9 percent. The traffic light turns red here at a value of 25 percent. The Corona traffic light shows green only for the reproduction figure. However, the value of 1.04, which indicates how many others an infected person infects on average, must remain well below 1 for the pandemic to be slowed down.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Tuesday, 2. March 2021 08:30 Uhr

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