Fewer and fewer corona patients in intensive care units

Fewer and fewer corona patients in intensive care units

In the Corona pandemic, the situation in the intensive care units of Berlin's hospitals continues to ease.

Intensivstation

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Equipment stands and hangs in an empty room in a Corona intensive care unit.

4.8 per cent of intensive care beds are still occupied by Covid 19 patients, as the Senate announced on Monday. The traffic light in the country's warning system had jumped to green on Sunday for the first time since the summer. During the Delta wave in December, up to 25 per cent of intensive care beds were still occupied by people with a Corona infection.

Over one million infections since the start of the pandemic

At the weekend, the number of officially registered infections since the start of the pandemic in Berlin had exceeded one million. By Monday, 36 more infections had been reported, bringing the total number to 1,000,246. Experts assume that many cases are not recorded because positive rapid tests are often not followed by a PCR test. According to the registered data, 503.2 out of 100,000 Berliners were infected in the past seven days; that was a good 100 more than a week ago. Nationwide, the seven-day incidence on Monday was 639.5.
Author: dpa/deepl.com
Further information: Coronavirus measures
Publication date: 2. May 2022
Last updated: 2. May 2022

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