Corona in Germany: students oppose protest march

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The RKI reports the number of cases in Germany daily. There were also protest marches against Corona’s rules on Thursday – the TTY situation.

+++ 8:50 p.m .: In Dresden, medical students gathered outside the university hospital to oppose a corona protest march. The protest against the current corona measures on site was called out on social media.

The students therefore lined up in protective white coats in front of the clinic. According to the German news agency (dpa), they carried signs with inscriptions such as “Vaccination instead of scolding” and “No power for the ruthless. The police were there with a large number of people. The situation was initially largely calm, described a journalist from the dpa.

There are again corona protests in Dresden, during which the police are on duty. (Archive image)

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Corona in Germany: majority of unvaccinated Covid intensive care patients

+++ 3 p.m .: Unvaccinated people currently make up the vast majority of all Covid-19 admissions to intensive care units. This is shown by evaluations of the intensive care registry of the Robert Koch Institute and the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive and Emergency Medicine (DIVI), as the RKI announced Thursday in Berlin.

According to information, the vaccination status has also been recorded there since mid-December 2021.
The vaccination status of 8,912 Covid-19 registrations was therefore available between December 14, 2021 and January 12, 2022, which corresponds to around 90% of the cases reported during this period (9,946). Almost two-thirds (62% / 5,521 cases) of new Covid 19 admissions with known vaccination status were therefore not vaccinated. About 9.6% (856 cases) would have shown incomplete immune protection (recovery without vaccination or partial immunization). More than a quarter of affected patients in intensive care units (28.4 percent / 2,535 cases) had full vaccine protection (baseline or booster immunization), the proportion with booster vaccination was around 5 , 8 percent (520 cases).

Unvaccinated people currently make up the vast majority of all Covid-19 admissions to intensive care units.

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Corona: Lauterbach calls for booster vaccinations

+++ 13:15: Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has urgently called for new vaccinations given the rapid rise in corona infections. For anyone who wants a vaccination booster, the vaccine is available, the SPD politician said in the Bundestag on Thursday. “This campaign can make the Omikron Wave Wall a steep hill or at least limit the height of the wall.” Either way, it saves human lives and helps protect the healthcare system, so that cancer and heart patients will always be well cared for.

Lauterbach again promoted the introduction of a general mandatory corona vaccination. It is “the safest and fastest way out of the pandemic”. . Because it is necessary Dangerous and particularly contagious variants can also be expected in the future. Therefore, compulsory vaccination should be introduced – thoroughly, but timed so that a fourth pandemic year does not have to be opened as is currently the case.

Bottlenecks in corona testing threaten

+++ 12h00: In view of the looming bottlenecks in corona testing, the Union parliamentary group in the Bundestag called on Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) to act quickly. “The Federal Ministry of Health must quickly submit a recommendation for action to prioritize PCR testing,” Union parliamentary group health policy spokesperson Tino Sorge (CDU) told Thursday at the AFP news agency. “Laboratories and test centers urgently need guidance in their decisions.”

“The capabilities of PCR tests need to be expanded as quickly as possible – especially now because they detect Omikron much more reliably than rapid tests,” said Sorge. As long as there is a threat of overload, “the available capacities must be used in priority according to the urgency and the medical needs”. In the weeks to come, it could also cause “a holidaymaker to have to wait longer for a person in need of care to receive their result quickly”. Even for areas of so-called critical infrastructure such as the police, fire brigade or energy supply, “test capacities must be available in order to be able to react to it in the short term in the event of an epidemic”.

Corona news: 780,000 vaccinations Wednesday

+++ 10:45 am: Vaccinations against the corona virus are progressing a little faster in Germany. 780,000 doses of vaccine were administered on Wednesday, about 66,000 more than the day before. The Robert Koch Institute in Berlin announced this on Thursday via its dashboard. On average over the last 7 days, there have been 593,000 vaccinations per day, or 7 people per second.

According to the RKI, at least 60.1 million people or 72.3% of the total population have been vaccinated twice or received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine alone. The federal government is targeting 80 percent by the end of January. 37.5 million or 45.1 percent have already received a booster vaccination. This is important for effective protection against the more contagious virus variant Omikron.

Corona: 1,219 vaccination claims

+++ 9:30 am: According to a report, since the start of the corona vaccination campaign, 1,219 claims for state benefits after possible vaccination damage have been filed across the country.

This emerges from the written information of the competent authorities in the 16 federal states, as reported by the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. The newspaper had made inquiries in all countries. With a total of 155.4 million vaccinations to date, a demand for 127,500 vaccinations is calculated.

According to the survey, 54 of the applications received have so far been decided and 18 have already been approved. 30 requests were rejected, three submitted for liability and one processed for other reasons. The authorities did not provide any information on individual cases or on the severity of the damage or the amount of compensation. 102 claims have been received in Lower Saxony, none of which have yet been recognized, claims for benefits due to vaccination damage result from the Law on Protection against Infections. Vaccination damage is therefore “the health and economic consequence of health damage caused by vaccination which exceeds the usual extent of a vaccine reaction”. Frequent vaccine reactions such as headache, chills or fever are not included. The responses show that the state of health after six months is decisive for the decision on the claims, reports the NOZ.

Most of the applications (238) were filed in Bavaria, three of which have been approved to date, followed by North Rhine-Westphalia with 188 applications and eight to date. There have been 101 applications in Berlin, there has not yet been recognition.
The Federal Ministry of Health declined to comment on the newspaper. The Paul Ehrlich Institute, in charge of vaccine safety, declared in its last safety report at the end of December: “In the current state of knowledge, serious side effects are very rare and do not modify the benefit / benefit ratio. positive risk of vaccines. “

Corona in Germany: RKI reports more than 80,000 new infections again

First assessment of Thursday, January 13, 2022, 3:30 am: Berlin / Frankfurt – The number of new corona infections has reached a daily high with 81,417 reported cases. The highest level to date was only reached yesterday (January 12, 2022) with 80,430 new infections. The incidence of new infections in Germany has also been rising steadily for weeks.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced the seven-day incidence for Thursday, January 13, 2022 – it’s 427.7. Yesterday, Wednesday, the incidence was still 407.5. A week ago it was 285.9. The value quantifies the number of new infections per 100,000 population over a seven-day period.

Number of Corona cases in Germany: overview of new infections, deaths, incidence

Label New infections | Death | Impact
Thursday (13.01.2022) 81,417 | 316 | 427.7
Wednesday (12/01/2022) 80.430 | 384 | 407.5
Tuesday (January 11, 2022) 45,690 | 322 | 387.9
Monday (10/01/2022) 25,255 | 52 | 375.7
Sunday (January 9, 2022) 36,552 | 77 | 362.7
Saturday (January 8, 2022) 55,889 | 268 | 335.9
Friday (07.01.2022) 56,335 | 264 | 303.4
Thursday (January 6, 2022) 64,340 | 443 | 285.9
Source: Robert Koch Institute

Information on the number of cases

The RKI case numbers may differ from those of the different Länder. One of the reasons for this is the longer transmission routes between the RKI and the relevant health authorities. The RKI’s Covid-19 dashboard can also be adjusted during the day.

Number of Corona cases in Germany: RKI reports 316 new deaths

On November 29, the RKI reported the previous maximum incidence value in Germany of 452.4. In addition, 316 new coronavirus-related deaths were enumerated on Thursday. The total number of corona deaths recorded in Germany has risen to 115,051.

According to the latest information from the institute, health authorities have recorded a total of 7,743,228 cases of infection since the start of the pandemic. The institute estimated the number of people recovered from an illness caused by the coronavirus in Germany at around 6,878,100.

In November, the federal and state governments defined the so-called incidence of hospitalization as the decisive criterion for strengthening corona measures. This value indicates how many people per 100,000 population are hospitalized within seven days with a corona infection. The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days was given by the RKI on Wednesday at 3.13 (Tuesday with 3.34). (skr / tu with epd / dpa / AFP / KNA)

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