Coronavirus pandemic: ++ RKI reports 61,288 new infections ++


Status: 10.12.2021 4:26 a.m.

The RKI reported 61,288 new infections in the morning. The seven-day incidence drops to 413.7. Seven Germans were infected with Omikron in South Africa despite the booster vaccination. All developments in the live blog.

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RKI reports 61,288 new infections – the incidence drops to 413.7

The Robert Koch Institute reports 61,288 new corona infections within 24 hours. That is 13,064 fewer cases than on Friday a week ago. The nationwide seven-day incidence fell again to 413.7 from 422.3 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. 484 other people died related to the virus. This increases the number of reported deaths within one day to 104,996. In total, more than 6.42 million corona infections have been reported in Germany so far.

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Germans get infected with Omikron in South Africa despite boosters

After an investigation in South Africa, seven Germans were infected with the omicron variant of the coronavirus despite the booster vaccination. “There are very many breakthrough infections. What we did not know is that even a booster vaccination with BioNTech / Pfizer does not prevent this,” said Wolfgang Preiser, member of the research consortium that discovered the variant, the “Tagesspiegel”. Preiser warned at the same time : “Of course you shouldn’t misunderstand that vaccination doesn’t help. On the contrary: It only shows that even the best possible vaccination is obviously not enough to prevent infection – which we already suspected. “The study by Preiser and colleagues from Thursday has not yet been published in a specialist journal.

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