Status: 10/27/2021 5:17 a.m.
The RKI reported 23,212 new infections in the morning. The seven-day incidence increased significantly. Doctors must not make treatments dependent on compliance with the 3G rule. All developments in the live blog.
RKI reports 23,212 new infections – incidence at 118.0
The nationwide seven-day incidence has increased significantly. The Robert Koch Institute stated the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week in the morning as 118.0. For comparison: the previous day the value was 113.0, a week ago it was 80.4. The health authorities in Germany reported 23,212 new infections to the RKI within one day. A week ago, the value was 17,015 infections. According to the new information, 114 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 92 deaths. The RKI has counted 4,506,415 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Doctors must not make treatment dependent on the 3G rule
Doctors’ offices repeatedly make the 3G rule a prerequisite for medical treatment. According to the Federal Ministry of Health, this is not legal. “Contract doctors are obliged to treat patients. They must not make treatment dependent on compliance with the 3G rule,” said a spokesman for the ministry to the newspaper “Welt”. The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians points out that there are also alternatives for safe practice. “The practices may organize organizational arrangements so that unvaccinated and untested patients are treated, for example, during specially arranged office hours.” The desire to protect other patients, the practice staff and the doctors themselves is understandable and understandable.