DThe country’s 7-day coronavirus infection rate dropped again slightly and is now 5.0.As Robert Koch Institute (RKI) Friday morning Quoting information provided by the health authorities, 649 new infections and 69 deaths were registered in one day.
There was an incidence the day before, yes New infection The rate was 5.1 per 100,000 inhabitants in a week, compared to 6.2 a week ago. According to RKI data, 774 new infections and 62 deaths were recorded last Friday. All federal states have a 7-day morbidity rate of less than 10. The incidence rate in Saxony-Anhalt is only 1.0. A decline can also be observed at the district level. None of the 401 rural areas or urban areas are over 30 years old. More than half of the incidence is less than 5.
According to RKI data, the total number of corona cases recorded in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic is now 3,729,682.Total number of registered people death toll Rose to 91,007. RKI estimates that the number of people recovering from Covid 19 disease is approximately 3,626,800.
The city is not closed in autumn?
According to the head of the Chancellery, the federal government will decide on measures to fight the pandemic Helgebrunn (CDU) The future will not rely solely on so-called events. Although these will continue to play an important role, Braun stated in the MDR on Friday. “But if we are now in a situation where a large number of citizens are vaccinated, of course we must consider other factors.”
Braun believes that hospitalization related to the disease should become the focus of more attention coronavirus“The question is, what percentage of the morbidity rate actually leads to a more serious disease course?”
It’s also about observing the effectiveness of vaccination against different corona variants. “If more and more vaccinated people come to the hospital, it will show that we are either dealing with mutations, or the success rate of the vaccine has dropped, and we must re-vaccinate,” the person in charge said. Prime Minister’s Office. The vaccination campaign has recently gained significantly more momentum.
CDU politicians do not expect the blockade again in the fall. He emphasized: “As long as the vaccination is effective, it is impossible to blockade at the expense of fully vaccinated people.” Many areas that were completely closed in the past should “keep open to this large population”.
Closing schools as a last resort
In the case of the fourth corona wave, the chairman believes Meeting of ministers of education, Britta Ernst (SPD), finally considered closing the school. “The prolonged shutdown has had an impact on children and young people, not only in the technical field, but also in the psychosocial field,” Brandenburg’s education minister said in the newspaper of the Funke Media Group (Friday). “Every new restriction we set brings us back to the catch-up process.”
Ernst is optimistic that the school can start full-class teaching after the summer vacation. “All teachers can choose to have two vaccinations, and we can also choose to have tests, which were not available last year,” she said. “Experts tell us that under these framework conditions, schools can also remain open through delta variants.”
FDP boss Lindner calls for school strategy
FDP leader Christian Lindner also opposes closing schools in the event of a possible fourth wave.He addressed the meeting of Ministers of Education and Federal government Meeting later this month to discuss strategy. “The focus must be on expanding lollipop testing, hygiene concepts, air purifiers and vaccination services,” Lindner told Funke-Blätter.
The Education and Science Alliance (GEW) and the Secretary-General of the Federal Schoolchildren’s Congress Dario Schramm also initiated the purchase of air filters for schools. Schramm told the Funke newspaper that these devices can make a significant contribution to preventing infections. “We must use all possibilities now.”
Ernst, president of KMK, warned against expecting too much of this technology. “As far as I know, there has never been a situation where the use of air filters would hinder distance learning or alternate classes,” she said.