As of: 25.10.2021 4:56 a.m.
The seven-day incidence in Germany rises to 110.1. SPD health expert Lauterbach expects a sharp increase in infections among children. The current developments in the live blog.
RKI reports 6573 new infections – the incidence rises to 110.1
The Robert Koch Institute reports 6573 new positive tests. That is 2517 more than on Monday a week ago, when 4056 new infections were reported. The seven-day incidence increases to 110.1 from 106.3 the previous day. The value indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants have been infected with the corona virus in the past seven days. 17 other people died related to the virus. This increases the number of reported deaths to 95,117 within 24 hours. In total, around 4.4 million corona tests have so far been positive in Germany.
Lauterbach expects significantly more corona outbreaks in schools
SPD health politician Karl Lauterbach warns of the sharp rise in the number of corona infections in children. “After the autumn break, we will see significantly more outbreaks in schools because the children can no longer ventilate,” he told the “editorial network Germany” with a view to the approaching winter. “There will also be chains of contagion in companies. The same applies to bars and restaurants. We can expect a continuous increase.” Lauterbach suggested the following procedure in schools: “Test three times a week, that would be my suggestion, in the morning with antigen tests, because these detect the prevailing delta variant very reliably.” There should be five test days in a row for contact persons of infected people. “That way we could practically end the uncontrolled pandemic in schools.” He felt sorry for the children who are now exposed to the long-covid risk.
The chairman of the Education and Science Union (GEW), Maike Finnern, said: “From a national perspective, schools are better positioned this autumn when it comes to health prevention than they were a year ago, and the vaccination rate among school workers is extraordinarily high.” But she criticized that many schools were still not equipped with air filters. “There is an urgent need for action here,” she said.
October 24, 2021 • 11:27 pm
Spahn remains: “Epidemic situation” with Corona can expire
Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn believes that the so-called epidemic situation of national consequences in the corona pandemic should expire – despite great criticism of this attitude. On “ZDF” he said: “The state of emergency, established by the Bundestag, can, in my opinion, be ended because four out of five adults are vaccinated.” This topic has been controversial for days, also in view of the currently increasing number of infections in Germany. Critics fear a “patchwork quilt” of measures and regulations if the “epidemic situation of national scope” expires.