Coronavirus: hospitalization incidence on the rise again

Coronavirus: hospitalization incidence on the rise again

Coronavirus numbers in Berlin continue to rise. Health offices reported 2843 new infections in one day, according to the Robert Koch Institute on Friday (November 26, 2021).

Intensivstation

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Eine Pflegekraft steht auf einer Intensivstation in einem Zimmer und bedient eine Herz-Lungen-Maschine.

There thus were a good 500 more reported infections on this Friday than on Friday last week. This means that 357 out of 100,000 Berliners were infected with Coronavirus in the past seven days. A week ago, this so-called seven-day incidence was 346.

Hospitalization rate as a benchmark for pandemic response

The hospitalization rate also rose again, reaching 4 on Friday, meaning that all Coronavirus warning lights in Berlin were set to yellow or red. The figure indicates the number of corona patients admitted to hospitals per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days. The hospitalization incidence was mentioned at the federal-state meeting on November 18, 2021, as a new relevant indicator for assessing the development of the pandemic. The federal-state decision stipulates that 2G rules will be introduced on a nationwide level if the hospitalization rate is 3 or higher. If the rate is above 6, additional restrictions (so-called 2G Plus rules) apply. If the incidence of hospitalization exceeds 9, far-reaching measures such as contact restrictions may be required.

19 more deaths reported

19 more people died in connection with Covid-19. This brings the total number of Covid-related deaths to 3814 since the outbreak of the pandemic. The districts with the highest seven-day incidence is Reinickendorf (462), the lowest incidence can be found in Marzahn-Hellersdorf (199). The nationwide seven-day incidence is around 438.

Source: dpa

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