Incidence at 7.3: Number of corona infections on the rise

Incidence at 7.3: Number of corona infections on the rise

More people are getting infected again in Berlin in the Corona pandemic. According to the latest situation report, the seven-day incidence rose to 7.3 registered new infections per 100,000 inhabitants.


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This means that on 10 July 2021, this value was above the national average value of 5.8. Scientists also assume that the number of unreported cases is high because many people do not get tested as often as in previous months. A week ago, the seven-day incidence in Berlin was 5.0. With an increase of 28 percent in the weekly trend, this indicator of the Berlin Corona traffic light jumped from green to orange.
Overall, however, the incidence in the capital remains very low. However, the infection figures are no longer falling as before, but have been rising again for several days. Scientists had predicted this trend as an effect of the more contagious delta virus variant, which now also dominates the incidence of infection in Berlin. This is why mask-wearing continues to be recommended for outdoors when distances cannot be kept.
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The delta virus variant can jump from one person to another more easily without protective measures than the alpha variant, which was predominant until June. The best protection against delta is a complete vaccination with two injections. However, only about 40 per cent of Berliners have this protection so far. According to estimates by the Robert Koch Institute, 85 per cent of people need to be fully vaccinated to stop the pandemic, and even more than 90 per cent of people over the age of 60.

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| Last edited: Saturday, 10. July 2021 20:21 Uhr

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