Corona incidence rises above critical level

Corona incidence rises above critical level

The seven-day incidence in Berlin has once again exceeded a critical mark. According to the figures of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) of 05 August 2021, the value of 32.7 is again above the limit of 30.


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The number stands for infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days. The previous day, the value was 29.5. According to the Senate's early warning system, the traffic light here shows red if the value is exceeded for three days in a row. Currently, however, an adjustment of the limit values is being discussed. Experts point out that the significance of the incidence changes with increasing vaccination rates. The threshold values of 20 (yellow traffic light) and 30 (red) were set in 2020. The warning system takes into account the three indicators seven-day incidence, intensive care units and weekly incidence trend. Double yellow means that the problem should be discussed, double red means that urgent action is needed, according to the Senate.
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307 new Corona cases have been reported in Berlin. This brings the total number of people in Berlin who have been proven to have contracted the virus to 183,583. According to the RKI data, two additional deaths have been recorded. A total of 3585 people have died in the capital in connection with an infection with the coronavirus so far.

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| Last edited: Thursday, 5. August 2021 09:08 Uhr

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