Corona incidence exceeds 90: 662 new infections

Corona incidence exceeds 90: 662 new infections

The important seven-day incidence continued to rise in Berlin. Recorded 91.3 infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week, up from 75.1 on Monday and 59.6 a week ago. This is according to the situation report of the Senate Department of Health on Tuesday (March 16, 2021).


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The highest incidence in the districts is currently in Mitte, ahead of Neukölln and Spandau. Berlin is approaching the critical level of 100. The federal and state governments had decided that the stricter lockdown rules would come into force again if the incidence in a state or region exceeded 100 for three consecutive days.

Five more deaths reported

According to the situation report, the district health offices reported 662 new cases within 24 hours (Tuesday of the previous week: 287) and 5 more deaths. The reproduction figure, which is also important, is 1.42, meaning that 100 infected people infect an average of 142 other people. Only if this value is significantly below 1 in the longer term will the pandemic be slowed down.
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16 percent of intensive care beds occupied by Covid 19 patients

The Corona traffic light thus remains red for the incidence and 4-day R-value criteria. The warning system shows yellow for the proportion of intensive care beds occupied by Covid-19 patients: currently 16 percent. A total of 2947 deaths related to the virus have been recorded since the start of the Corona crisis in Berlin. The total number of registered infections in the city is 135,779, but the number of unreported cases is likely to be significantly higher. A total of 127,046 people are considered to have recovered.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Wednesday, 17. March 2021 08:37 Uhr

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