Incidence at 201.1 – higher than ever

Status: 08.11.2021 05:47 a.m.

The nationwide incidence of new infections has risen to more than 200 – the highest value since the beginning of the pandemic. The traffic light parties want to present their plans for further corona measures today.

The corona situation in Germany is getting worse. The nationwide seven-day incidence of new corona infections has risen to more than 200 – this is the highest daily value ever issued by the RKI since the beginning of the pandemic.

However, it is important to note that, unlike a year ago, many people are now vaccinated, and the rate is particularly high among the particularly endangered very old people. Experts therefore assume that the health system can now withstand more new infections than before the vaccinations, as these protect very well against the course of serious illnesses. The previous day the incidence was 191.5, a week ago it was 154.8.

The health authorities in Germany reported 15,513 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. On Friday, the number of new infections had reached 37,120, a record since the beginning of the pandemic. Exactly a week ago the value was 9658 infections. According to the new information, 33 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 23 deaths.

The special status expires on November 25th

Today the SPD, Greens and FDP want to present a legal basis for further combating the corona pandemic. The Bundestag wants to discuss a new Infection Protection Act on Thursday in the first reading. On November 25, the special status of the epidemic situation of national scope expires.

Green parliamentary group leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt declined in the ARD-Broadcast Anne Will canceled an extension and emphasized that a solution was necessary that was sufficient and also legally secure in view of the majority of vaccinated people in Germany. Göring-Eckardt did not want to comment on details of the new regulation. On the question of whether there should be a nationwide 2G rule, i.e. access only for vaccinated and convalescent people, she said that, in her view, it could not be made legally certain nationwide.

From parliamentary groups it was said at the weekend that the three possible coalition partners wanted, among other things, to lay down new regulations for the test offer. The traffic light parties want to dispense with a nationwide 2G rule. As the “Bild am Sonntag” reported, citing negotiating groups, the SPD, Greens and FDP are considering, among other things, a daily test obligation for employees and visitors in nursing homes – regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or recovered.

The board of directors of the German Foundation for Patient Protection, Eugen Brysch, called in the “Bild” newspaper to implement this immediately and not to wait until November 25th. In addition, the obligation to test must apply to the entire care of the elderly, “also for a million people who are cared for by outpatient services at home”.

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