Status: 01/21/2022 04:24 a.m
The RKI reported 140,160 new infections in the morning. The seven-day incidence is 706.3. CSU General Secretary Blume calls for an “Omicron Check” for the Corona measures All current developments in the live blog.
Seven-day incidence in Germany rises above 700 – 140,160 new infections
In Germany, the number of known infections increases by 140,160 new infections, as reported by the Robert Koch Institute. That is 47,937 more cases than on Friday a week ago, when 92,223 positive tests were reported. The nationwide seven-day incidence rose to 706.3 from 638.8 the previous day, marking a new record. The value indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants have contracted the corona virus in the past seven days. 170 people died in connection with the virus. This increases the number of reported deaths to 116,485. A total of more than 8.46 million corona infections have been registered in Germany so far.
CSU General Secretary calls for “Omicron Check” for corona measures
Before the next prime ministers’ conference on Monday, the CSU called for the corona rules to be reviewed in view of the new Omicron wave. “It is true that the fundamentals are changing with Omikron,” said CSU General Secretary Markus Blume of “Welt”. “We need an omicron check for corona management in Germany”, whereby the MPK could be an “important milestone”. Blume explained that after the administrative court’s decision to suspend 2G in retail, Bavaria wanted to continue allowing unvaccinated people access to shops. “We’ll leave it like that,” said Blume. “That belongs in the category: fewer daily restrictions on a small scale, but a clear line on compulsory vaccination for everyone.” He reiterated the Union’s demand that the federal government submit a legislative proposal in the debate about general vaccination requirements instead of leaving this to the members of the Bundestag.