No turnaround: Coronavirus incidence rate continues to rise

No turnaround: Coronavirus incidence rate continues to rise

Concerning Coronavirus incidence in Berlin, there is no turning point in sight; the number continues to rise.


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A laboratory assistant sorts samples.

According to figures provided by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Friday (Oct. 15, 2021), the incidence rate was 84.7. On Wednesday it was 80.4, and on Friday of last week it was 78.4. The figure indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants have been proven to have contracted the coronavirus in the past seven days.

Berlin's Covid traffic light flashes yellow twice

The seven-day incidence rate is only one factor in assessing pandemic development. The Coronavirus warning traffic light system in Berlin is set to yellow at this point. In contrast, the signal for the hospitalization rate is green; according to the Senate's situation report on Friday, it currently stands at 2.7. This latter value indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants were hospitalized within a week after a Corona infection.

Five more deaths reported

The warning traffic light is also set to yellow when it comes to how many beds in intensive care units are occupied with Covid-19 patients (9.4 percent). The traffic light system is intended to warn if the Corona situation develops critically. Compared to the previous day, 709 more people have been infected with Covid-19 across Berlin. The total number of infections has thus risen to 212,894. The RKI registered five additional deaths related to Covid-19, bringing the total number of Berliners who have died from or with the virus since the start of the pandemic to 3663.
Author: dpa
Publication date: 25. May 2022
Last updated: 15. October 2021

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