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Coronavirus incidence skyrockets again


The incidence of Coronavirus in Berlin has jumped up again.

Incidence well above 1000

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported an incidence of 1154.2 on Thursday morning (Jan. 20, 2022), up from 1055.1 the previous day. The figure indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants have been proven to be infected with the Coronavirus in the past seven days. On Thursday a week ago, the incidence was still at 918.5. Currently, Berlin has the second highest incidence in a nationwide comparison. All districts were once again able to report their current case numbers. In recent days, the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf had not transmitted any data due to technical problems.

Over 11,000 new infections reported

According to the RKI, 11,450 new Corona cases were registered in the German capital between Wednesday and Thursday. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 426,884 people have thus been proven to be infected with Covid-19. One additional death has been registered since Wednesday in connection with Covid-19. This brings the official number of people who have died from or with the virus since the pandemic began to 4073.

Situation in ICUs remains under control

In spite of another sharp increase in the Coronavirus incidence and the reported case numbers, the situation in intensive care units remains under control. According to the Senate's latest situation report, 17.8 percent of intensive care beds in Berlin are currently occupied by Covid-19 patients. The figure thus continues to hover below the critical 20 percent mark. Meanwhile, the hospitalization incidence continues to rise from week to week, reaching 13.4 on Thursday and remaining in the critical range, according to the situation report. The figure indicates how many people out of 100,000 inhabitants had to be hospitalized with Covid-19 within a week. A week ago, the hospitalization rate had been at 11.1.

Publication date: 13 June 2024
Last updated: 20 January 2022

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