630 new corona cases

630 new corona cases

The seven-day incidence has continued to rise in Berlin and has reached the value of 94.8. This is according to the management report of the Senate Department of Health on Wednesday (March 17, 2021).


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Last week, the seven-day incidence rate was still below 60 in some cases. On Tuesday, the rate was 91.3 infections per 100,000 inhabitants within one week. This means that Berlin is approaching the critical value of 100, which could soon call into question the recent relaxation. On March 3, the federal and state governments had agreed on a kind of emergency brake if the incidence in a state or region exceeds 100 for three consecutive days.

Seven-day incidence and reproduction rate in the red

Since Tuesday, the Corona traffic light has been showing red twice: firstly, the value for the seven-day incidence, and secondly, the figure for the reproduction rate. This is 1.22. This means that 100 infected people infect an average of 122 other people. The pandemic is only slowed down if this value is significantly below 1 for a longer period of time. If the value is above 1 for several days, the traffic light jumps to red. "We see today the exponential increase in new infections," wrote Berlin's health senator Dilek Kalayci (SPD) on Twitter. The last time the value was below 1 was on Saturday.

9 more deaths reported

Within 24 hours, health departments reported 630 new infections (up from 489 the previous week Wednesday) and 9 more deaths (up from 16 the previous week Wednesday). More than 456,000 people have been vaccinated at least once since late December. A total of 2956 deaths related to the virus have been recorded since the beginning of the Corona crisis in Berlin. The total number of registered infections in the city is 136 409, and the number of unreported cases is likely to be significantly higher. A total of 127,490 people are considered to have recovered.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Thursday, 18. March 2021 16:32 Uhr

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