Status: 10/24/2021 8:18 a.m.
The corona numbers continue to rise nationwide, as does the seven-day incidence. According to the RKI, it is now 106.3. In view of this, the district council advocates compulsory vaccination in certain industries.
The number of new infections with the coronavirus is continuously increasing in Germany. In the morning, the Robert Koch Institute reported 13,732 new infections within 24 hours – a significant plus compared to the value from a week ago: Last Sunday, the health authorities recorded 8,682 new infections within one day.
As a result, the seven-day incidence continues to rise: on Saturday it had reached 100 for the first time in half a year. Now, according to the RKI, it is 106.3. The number indicates how many new infections per week and 100,000 residents were registered. A week ago, the seven-day incidence was 72.7.
23 more deaths reported
The RKI further announced that 23 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. This means that at least 95,100 people across Germany who were verifiably infected with the corona virus have died so far. The RKI has counted 4,466,157 confirmed infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of those who have recovered is now 4,206,400.
The nationwide hospitalization rate is increasing slightly. With the indicator it must be taken into account that hospital admissions are sometimes reported with delay. On Friday the value was 2.68 compared to 2.45 the previous day. The rate includes the number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days. A nationwide threshold value from when the situation can be viewed critically is not provided for the hospitalization rate, among other things because of large regional differences. The previous high was around 15.5 around Christmas time.
County day for compulsory vaccination in certain professions
Against the background of the increasing number of infections, the district council advocates making vaccination against Covid-19 compulsory for employees in certain industries. “We will not be able to avoid discussing compulsory vaccinations for certain professional groups such as teachers, nurses,” said the president of the German district assembly, Reinhard Sager, the newspapers of the Funke media group.
So far, people in Germany who “have voluntarily decided against vaccination protection” have also been protected, continues Sager. Although this is justified, from a certain point “the question of how long society can support it” must be allowed.
According to the statistics of the RKI, more than 66.2 percent of the total population nationwide have been fully vaccinated so far. More than 69 percent have received at least one vaccine dose. However, the RKI had admitted that the number of people vaccinated could be higher than assumed, as some vaccinations are not reported and are therefore not included in the statistics. In a report by the institute from the beginning of October it is said that among adults up to 84 percent could be vaccinated at least once and up to 80 percent completely.
Hans for the end of the epidemic emergency
A high vaccination rate is the way for the federal states to “regain freedoms”, said Saarland Prime Minister Tobias Hans in “Bild am Sonntag”. According to the RKI, more than 72 percent of the citizens of Saarland are now fully vaccinated. At the beginning of the month, numerous corona requirements were therefore canceled in the state, and further regulations are to be dropped from next Friday. No restrictions should then apply to outdoor events, including the 3G regulation.
Hans defended the extensive easing in his own federal state: “The pandemic is not over, but it has lost its horror with the vaccinations. We have to take that into account.” That is why he also called for the epidemic emergency in Germany to be lifted. Even after the state of emergency from Corona has come to an end, the federal states must have the opportunity to adopt measures.
The push to end the emergency came from Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn. However, it has met with very mixed feedback in politics and the health sector.