545 new corona infections reported

545 new corona infections reported

The intensive care beds in Berlin are increasingly occupied by Covid 19 patients. The figure has risen again to 23.7 percent, approaching the critical 25 percent mark, according to the situation report of the Senate Department for Health of Wednesday (07 April 2021). On Tuesday, it was still at 21.7 percent.


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An intensive care nurse is busy caring for corona patients in an intensive care unit.

The Corona warning light continues to show yellow at this point. When a quarter of the intensive care beds are occupied by Covid 19 patients, it switches to red. In the past two weeks, the value has risen significantly. According to the situation report, the number of detected new infections was 545, which means that there have now been 150,377 recorded Corona cases in Berlin.

Seven-day incidence slightly decreased

The so-called seven-day incidence, the number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants in one week, was 110.5. The value was slightly lower than the previous day (120) and significantly lower than on Wednesday of the previous week (138.1). The Corona traffic light continues to point to red for incidence.

Fewer tests over the Easter holidays

Effects due to the holidays cannot be ruled out in the current situation report: Over Easter, significantly fewer new infections were reported. In Monday's situation report, for example, there were only just under 200 cases, on Easter Sunday a good 300. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), fewer tests were usually carried out on public holidays. In addition, it is possible that not all health offices and responsible state authorities transmitted the data to the RKI on all days. Therefore, there may still have been subsequent reports.

Eight more deaths reported

In Berlin, 3098 people have died following Corona infections since the start of the pandemic, eight more than the previous day. In the meantime, 138,211 people are considered to have recovered. The Corona warning light is only green for the so-called R-value. According to the situation report, it is currently at 0.70 after 0.93 the day before. This reproduction figure indicates how many people an infected person infects on average.

Source: dpa

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