Coronavirus report: incidence rises to 346

Coronavirus report: incidence rises to 346

The coronavirus continues to spread in Berlin. In the past seven days, 346 out of 100,000 people were confirmed to have contracted the virus.

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These new numbers were provided in the situation report of the Senate Health Administration and data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Friday (November 19, 2021). A week ago, the so-called seven-day incidence had still been at 279.2.

Four more deaths reported

In total, health authorities reported 2,321 new Coronavirus infections within one day. This was fewer infections than the previous day but more than a week ago. Four more people died in connection with a Covid-10 infection.

Federal and state governments agree on new limits

In order to control the spread of the virus, the federal and state governments have set new limits for restrictions. In the future, the decisive factor will be the hospitalization rate, which indicates how many people infected with Covid-19 were hospitalized per 100,000 people in the past seven days. One threshold value is 3 - from then on, there will be new access rules limited to vaccinated and recovered people only (2G).
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16.8 percent of intensive care beds occupied by Covid patients

This so-called 2G rule is already in effect in Berlin, for example in restaurants, theaters and cinemas. In the situation report, the value fro the hospitalization rate was given as 3.8. The corresponding traffic light in the state's warning system was set to green. Meanwhile, 16.8 percent of intensive care beds in Berlin hospitals are occupied by Covid-19 patients. A week ago, the occupancy of ICU beds with Covid patients had been reported as 13.5 percent. The state government's warning light shows yellow here.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Friday, 19. November 2021 10:49 Uhr

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