Coronavirus incidence decreases, hospitalization rate increases

Coronavirus incidence decreases, hospitalization rate increases

The Coronavirus continues to spread in Berlin. The health offices reported 2546 new infections in one day, as the Robert Koch Institute announced on Thursday morning (December 2, 2021).


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This Thursday thus saw about 250 fewer infections than last Thursday. Nine more people died in connection with a Coronavirus infection. In the past seven days, 361.5 out of every 100,000 people in the capital became infected with Covid-19. The seven-day incidence was thus slightly higher than on Thursday of last week, when it was 344.8. The incidence in Berlin is below the national average of 439.2, with the district of Neukölln having the highest incidence at around 493.9. The districts of Treptow-Köpenick and Spandau are also above 400. At around 268.6., Steglitz-Zehlendorf is the district with the lowest incidence numbers.
The hospitalization rate, i.e. the number of Covid patients admitted to hospitals per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, rose to 4.4 from a rate of 4.3 the day before. The hospitalization rate plays an essential role in the political assessment of the pandemic. The proportion of corona patients in intensive care units also exceeded the critical threshold of 20 percent and stands at 20.2 on Thursday. The Berlin Coronavirus traffic light is thus set to red twice and to yellow once.

Source: dpa

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