Infections and seven-day incidence continue to decline

Infections and seven-day incidence continue to decline

The number of new infections and the value of the seven-day incidence have fallen again in Berlin. Thus, according to the situation report of the Senate Department for Health of 01 May 2021, 499 new Corona cases were reported.


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A swab is held in an outpatient corona testing facility.

The day before, 616 Berliners had been proven to be newly infected with the virus. On Saturday of last week, there were 485 new Corona infections. The number of deaths increased by one. The situation report also shows a decrease in the seven-day incidence. The value indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants have been infected with the virus in one week. It is currently 121.0 compared to 126.1 the day before and 132.6 on Saturday of the previous week. The 100 mark is considered an important threshold.
At weekends, the values are usually somewhat lower than on weekdays, among other things because less testing is done then. Since the federal emergency brake came into force, the incidence value is also based on the data of the Robert Koch Institute. Since the beginning of the pandemic last spring, there have been 168,958 confirmed cases of Corona in Berlin. Of the people affected, 155 563 are now considered to have recovered. In connection with a Corona infection, 3214 people have died in Berlin.
There is no all-clear in the situation of Berlin's intensive care units. Currently, 26.1 percent of the intensive care beds are occupied by Covid 19 patients. This is even slightly higher than the previous day's figure of 25.8 percent. The critical threshold is 25 percent.

Source: dpa

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