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Increase in Coronavirus incidence, more patients in clinics

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The Coronavirus incidence was at 466 in Berlin on Thursday.

The figures were announced by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). A week ago, the number of officially registered new infections per 100,000 people in seven days had been at 288. For all of Germany, the RKI gave a current incidence value of just under 794. Here, too, there has been a significant increase in recent days.

485 new infections registered in one day

However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. Experts assume that there is a high number of cases not recorded by the RKI - mainly because not all infected persons have a PCR test. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. According to the RKI data, 3485 new infections were reported for Berlin within one day. This brings the total number of cases registered since the start of the pandemic in spring 2020 to just under 1.3 million. One new death was registered. According to official statistics, there have been a total of 4854 deaths related to Corona infections in Berlin so far.

Hospitalization incidence at 16

The hospitalization incidence, which refers to the number of hospitalizations of patients with Corona infection within seven days, was at 16 in Berlin according to the Senate's situation report. The occupancy rate of intensive care units with Covid patients was reported at 4.9 percent. As of Wednesday, there were 875 patients with Corona disease or infection in Berlin hospitals, 53 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. Two weeks ago, there were 526 patients with corona and 41 in intensive care units.

Author: dpa/deepl.com
Publication date: 13 October 2022
Last updated: 13 October 2022

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