Coronavirus in Germany: tough lockdown instead of easing – federal states are clearly taking action

Coronavirus in Germany: tough lockdown instead of easing – federal states are clearly taking action

Coronavirus in Germany: tough lockdown instead of easing – federal states are clearly taking action

Coronavirus in Germany: Lockdown instead of easing – the numbers are exploding in some regions (symbol photo).

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Corona continues to give Germany a hard time. The number of infections is increasing. The situation is anything but relaxed. The lockdown light has apparently failed – a lockdown 2.0 is on the horizon.

    An end to the corona pandemic * hardly seems in sight in Germany before Christmas.
    Looking at the number of New corona infections states announce drastic measures, no trace of easing.
    This news ticker is updated regularly.

Berlin – The pre-Christmas times look different. After most Christmas markets are now the Mulled wine stands on. People and viruses cavort here. Alcohol in the open air is in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg soon taboo. In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is As of now (Tuesday, December 8th) the serving of alcoholic beverages such as mulled wine in public is prohibited.

Saxony pulls the emergency brake and is the first state to return to one harten Lockdown back. Schools, kindergartens, after-school care centers and large parts of the trade will be closed from Monday, as Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) announced on Tuesday.

Corona in Germany – Lockdown light did not bring anything

The Lockdown light apparently didn’t bring anything. Bars, restaurants, cinemas and fitness studios have been closed since November. Unfortunately, the waiver had no effect. One harter Lockdown should fix it. The number of infections in the second corona wave * are simply too high. The Leopoldina Science Academy previously pleaded for a nationwide hard lockdown from Christmas Eve. “From December 24th, 2020 until at least January 10th, 2021, public life should be largely idle throughout Germany and a hard lockdown should apply.”

Corona in Germany: Infection numbers – big differences in the federal states

There are big differences in the number of infections in the federal states. Corona hotspots are dark red spots or even pink on the Covid-19-Dashboard of Robert Koch Institute (RKI) marked.

With 319 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days * Saxony by far the highest value, followed by Thuringia (183) and Bayern (177). In Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg, the 7-day incidence is increasing slightly, according to the RKI. The lowest values ​​have accordingly Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (52), Schleswig-Holstein (54) and Lower Saxony (76). Also in

The RKI gives one for all of Germany 7 day incidence from 147 at. A maximum. At the beginning of the partial lockdown in November there were around 120. As a reminder: In the summer, the federal and state governments set a critical corona threshold of 50 so that health authorities can track infection chains again.

State * selected7-day incidence (RKI – data status from December 8, 12 a.m.)
Saxony319
Thuringia183
Bayern177
Saxony-Anhalt122,2
Brandenburg108,3
Lower Saxony76
Schles­wig-Holstein54
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania52

Corona in Germany – RKI reports the current number of cases

Despite the lockdown light 14,054 new corona cases and 423 deaths related to the virus has been recorded within 24 hours. Currently in intensive care 4.255 (Previous day: 4,179) Covid-19 patients be treated. 2,539 of them are artificially ventilated (previous day: 2,513).

    So far in Germany 1,197,709 people infected with Sars-CoV-2.
    Have died since the beginning of the corona pandemic 19,342 infected.

The first Coronavirus vaccines to be there. But not enough for everyone who wants to be vaccinated. On Monday, the responsible commission (STIKO) presented more precise proposals for a sequence. (ml) *Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network

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