Infection rate is picking up speed – incidence at 66.5

Seven-day incidence as high as not for more than two weeks

The infection rate in Germany seems to pick up some speed again. The 7-day incidence is higher than it has been in more than two weeks. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per 100. 000 residents and week on Monday morning with 66, 5 For comparison: On the previous day the value at 65, 1 located, one week ago at 64, 7 (previous month: 82,8th). The health authorities in Germany reported to the RKI within one day 3111 New corona infections. A week ago the value at 3111 Contagions located.

According to the new information, throughout Germany within 24 hours seven deaths recorded. A week ago there were seven deaths. The RKI has counted 4 since the beginning of the pandemic. 313. 384 proven infections with Sars-CoV-2 . The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, since many infections are not recognized.

The number of those admitted to clinics Corona patients each 100. 000 residents within seven days – the most important parameter for a possible tightening of the corona restrictions – the RKI last gave 1 on Friday, 67 at. The comparison value of the previous week was about the same. A nationwide threshold, from when the situation can be viewed critically, is not provided for the incidence of hospitalization, among other things because of large regional differences. The previous maximum value around Christmas time was around 15, 5. (dpa)

Lauterbach endorses the end of the free rapid tests

SPD-Gesundheitsexperte Karl Lauterbach
SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach picture : dpa

The SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach supports the end of the free corona rapid tests. “The expiry of the free corona tests is correct,” said Lauterbach of the Düsseldorf “Rheinische Post”. “It would be wrong to pay those who refuse to show solidarity with vaccination unlimited solidarity for the tests.”

The municipalities also welcome the move. “We do not assume that the discontinued free tests will lead to serious social conflicts” , said the chief executive of the Association of Cities and Towns, Gerd Landsberg, the editorial network Germany. “Given a vaccination rate of 79 Percent for adults is the right step, “said the President of the German District Association, Reinhard Sager, the newspapers of the Funke media group. (dpa)

Head of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians calls for the end of the restrictions based on the Danish model

Andreas Gassen, Chef der Kassenärztlichen Bundesvereinigung
Andreas Gassen, Head of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians Image: dpa

The head of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), Andreas Gassen, is calling for a quick end to the corona restrictions in view of the high vaccination rate in Germany. “What the Danes can do, we must also be able to do. It is time to end all corona measures now – following the example of Denmark,” Gassen told the newspaper “Bild”. The situation in Germany is currently the same as in Denmark on 10 . September, when the Corona rules were ended there, “if not even better” – thanks to the probably significantly higher vaccination numbers according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). (Reuters)

Lockdown in Sydney ended after more than three months

In the Australian state of New South Wales and its capital Sydney, the lockdown is on Monday after 106 days ended. All in all 63. 000 Corona infections and over 430 Deaths were counted during this time. The lockdown was ended after 053 percent of the population had received their second vaccination . Nationwide, the vaccination rate in Australia is currently just under 60 percent.

With the end of the strict lockdown in Sydney, numerous restrictions will also be lifted. Among other things, fully vaccinated people are now allowed to join groups of up to 30 meet people. Hairdressers are allowed to receive customers again, but only in compliance with the distance rules, which also applies to museums, fitness studios and cinemas. (dpa)

Quick tests now mostly to be paid for by yourself

The corona rapid tests that have been free of charge for all citizens since spring now mostly have to be paid for yourself. Generally they remain free for people who cannot be vaccinated, including children under 12 years. This establishes a new federal regulation that comes into force on Monday. Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the Prime Ministers had agreed that the offer of free “citizen tests” for free “citizen tests” for everyone without symptoms, financed by the federal government since the beginning of March, should end. (dpa)

Corona lockdown in Sydney after 100 days canceled

After almost four months, the corona lockdown in Sydney was lifted on Monday morning (local time). “ This is a big day for our state ,” said New South Wales Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet. To “100 Days of blood, sweat and no beer “would have the people deserved the relaxations.

106 Shops, schools and many offices in Australia’s largest city had to remain closed for days in the fight against the highly contagious delta variant of the corona virus. The residents were also not allowed to move more than five kilometers from their home.

On Monday, a little bit of normal returned to the city with more than five million inhabitants. Some bars and arcades wanted to reopen a minute after midnight to receive vaccinated guests. Many hairdressers are already booked for weeks after the long lockdown. Mass gatherings are still forbidden. The schools will also be in the next Weeks not yet fully reopened . (AFP)

Mask refuser sprays pepper spray in Wiesbaden night bus

After a dispute about the mask requirement a stranger in Wiesbaden Pepper spray sprayed on a bus . On Saturday night, a dispute broke out in a vehicle on the night line because a young man refused to wear a mouth and nose cover, the police said. After he was evicted from the bus , the man pulled pepper spray out of his pocket and sprayed it into the passenger compartment. Three passengers complained of eye irritation and an ambulance crew took care of them. The perpetrator fled, but was later arrested . (dpa)

Ausschreitungen bei einer Corona-Demonstration in Rom

Rioting at a C orona demonstration in Rome Image: Cecilia Fabiano / LaPresse via ZUMA Press / dpa
Andreas Gassen, Chef der Kassenärztlichen Bundesvereinigung

30 Corona – Demonstrators storm hospital in Rome

After a corona demonstration in Rome on Saturday evening about 30 Rioters attacked the emergency room of a hospital in which one of their arrested colleagues was being treated for an injury. The demonstrators broke open the door and clashed with law enforcement officers and paramedics , as reported by the Ansa news agency. Four people were injured , among them a nurse who got a bottle on the head.

On Saturday tens of thousands of people had passed through Rome to protest against the government’s corona measures. After an approved rally in the Piazza del Popolo, the demonstrators marched through the city center and tried again and again to break through police barriers. objects and bombs were thrown at the police officers . The police used tear gas, batons and water cannons in the event of a collision .

Polizeieinsatz bei einer Corona-Demo in Rom
At the corona protests in the Italian capital led to clashes between demonstrators and the police. Image: Mauro Scrobogna / LaPresse / AP / dpa

According to reports, some rioters tried to penetrate the official residence of Prime Minister Draghi , but were stopped by police water cannons. Above all, the storming of the headquarters of the trade union CGIL , in which, among other things, three Carabinieri were injured, shocked politicians. Demonstrators attacked security guards with sticks and flagpoles and penetrated the inside of the building, as can be seen on amateur recordings.

The police arrested twelve rioters by Sunday noon , including the two Leader of the right-wing extremist party Forza Nuova, Giuliano Castellino and Roberto Fiore. The “Corriere della Sera” wrote on Sunday about a “ urban guerrilla of the No Vax “, that is, the vaccine opponent. President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Mario Draghi condemned the violence.

In Italy, further measures against the corona pandemic will come into force in the new week. From the 15. October every employee in the private sector or in the public service must have a so-called “Green Passport” , i.e. proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test – which must be paid for. (tsp, dpa)

Polizeieinsatz bei einer Corona-Demo in Rom
Police operation at a corona demo in Rome Picture: Cecilia Fabiano / LaPresse via ZUMA Press / dpa

Die Bundesgartenschau 2021 in Erfurt
The Federal Garden Show 2021 in Erfurt Image: Martin Schutt / dpa

Federal Garden Show in Erfurt attracted 1.5 million guests despite Corona

The Federal Horticultural Show u 2021 (Buga) in Erfurt has a good 1.5 Lured millions of guests to the Thuringian capital. This number was given by the organizers at the end of the 159 – day exhibition On Sunday. Buga, which was confronted with considerable restrictions due to the corona pandemic, especially in the initial phase, had another rush of visitors over the weekend in sunny weather. Saturday is good with 20. 600 Onlookers even Buga GmbH announced that it was the day with the most visitors at the two locations Petersberg and Egapark.

The organizers had originally hoped for 1.9 million visitors . However, corona restrictions such as flower halls that were initially closed for weeks and the obligation to wear a mask on the site cost visitors, according to the Mayor of Erfurt, Andreas Bausewein (SPD). Around 171 million euros have been invested , which also flowed into larger infrastructure projects in Erfurt.

At the end of Sunday, the Buga flag was to be handed over to the Lord Mayor of Mannheim, Peter Kurz (SPD), in a farewell ceremony on the Petersberg . The next Buga will be held in Mannheim in two years. It is from 14. Planned April to October 8, the organizers are hoping for 2.1 million visitors. (dpa)

Ein Covid-19-Opfer wird in St. Petersburg beerdigt.
A Covid – 19 – Victim is buried in St. Petersburg. Image: Peter Kovalev / Tass / dpa

Number of daily Covid – 19 – Deaths in Russia reached new high

The numbers of corona deaths and New infections in Russia reached new highs at the weekend. According to the official Corona staff in Moscow on Sunday, died in the largest country on earth in terms of area 962 People at Covid – 19 within 24 Hours. On Saturday it was 968 been. These were the highs since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of new infections every day is slightly below 27. cases daily. The German government has classified Russia as a high-risk area.

The official Corona numbers in Russia have long been criticized as embellished. The Kremlin-critical Portal zona.media pointed out again that the Russian statistics office for August almost 50. Corona deaths (49. 389 ). The government’s Corona staff named everyone but less than half – namely 24. 661 Deaths.

The Russian authorities see the main reason for the high death and infection rates in the low willingness of the population to be vaccinated . Western vaccines such as those from Moderna or Biontech / Pfizer, which are most widely used internationally, are not approved in Russia. The Russian leadership insists that the Let people administer the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by Moscow researchers, or another of the company’s five vaccines. Sputnik V is from round 19 countries recognized as a vaccine, but not by the European Union and the USA. Many Russians do not trust the vaccines developed in their own country either. (dpa)

Malaysia lifts travel restrictions for fully vaccinated people

In Malaysia, the government allows fully vaccinated residents to travel again domestically and abroad from Monday. Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob justified the decision with the fact that 90 Percentage of the adult population in Malaysia is now fully vaccinated. (Reuters)

80 Percentage of all over 12-year-olds vaccinated in Italy

In Itali According to government information, they are now 80 Percent of all residents over the age of twelve fully vaccinated. More than 43 Millions of people have therefore per 10. October completed her vaccination cycle. The government has thus achieved one of its key objectives in the fight against the pandemic. Nevertheless, that is not enough, emphasizes Guido Rasi, who is an advisor to the government’s Corona special commission. Either an even higher proportion of those over twelve must be vaccinated. Or one must also vaccinate five to twelve year olds, in order to reduce the proportion of 80 Percentage of the total population (around 60 Millions) to come. (Reuters)

Abolish free citizen tests, requires fairness before the taxpayer. Everyone for whom it is recommended and who wants to have been vaccinated in the meantime. Therefore, starting Monday, citizen tests will only be free for those for whom there is no recommended vaccination. These are especially children and adolescents.

Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU)

Image: Odd Andersen / Reuters

Studierende in einer Vorlesung an der Universität Bochum.
Students in a lecture at the University of Bochum. Image: Fabian Stratenschulte / dpa

Great lectures at universities probably also digital in the future

Large lectures at universities could also be permanently broadcast via video after the corona pandemic. Such events were among the offers that would be considered for a permanent digital offer, said the President of the University Rectors’ Conference, Peter-André Alt, of the German Press Agency.

At many universities in Germany, the lecture period begins on this and next Monday. After three Corona online semesters, students can again experience the majority of the courses directly at the university or university of applied sciences. To do this, they have to prove that they have either been vaccinated, recovered or tested (3G). Big lectures would continue to take place digitally to a large extent, said Alt.

He mentioned the one through the Corona -Time “forced” experiences with online teaching also helpful. “There should be no easy return to the pre-pandemic situation. The subjects are now faced with the challenge of creating a didactically sensible mix of digital and face-to-face events. ”Physically handicapped students or those with family responsibilities would also benefit from not having to travel to every event. (dpa)

Patient protection advocates free rapid tests in old people’s homes

Before the free rapid tests were discontinued this Monday, the German Foundation for Patient Protection demanded special regulations for old people’s and nursing homes. The federal government and the states would have to offer visitors free test options, said Eugen Brysch, board member of the German Press Agency. Because many of the nationwide around 12. 000 Inpatient facilities also required a current and certified negative rapid test from fully vaccinated visitors.


If many of the round 20. test centers in Germany discontinue their work, a recognized negative evidence is special Hard to come by in rural areas, said Brysch . “Once in a while 20 Kilometers of travel distance are unreasonable for relatives, “he added. ” That The chaos from last autumn must not be repeated. “At that time, visitors were prohibited from entering old people’s and nursing homes because they could not show the result of a rapid test.

The facilities would have to be obliged by ordinance To offer rapid tests on site, demanded Brysch. The costs should be reimbursed to them promptly by the health insurance companies or the legislature. It must be ensured that the nationwide around 900. 000 Nursing home residents unhindered

From this Monday there will be no more free citizen tests after a federal-state resolution – apart from a few exceptions. These include children and people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. It is still unclear how many private rapid test centers will continue to offer their service. A quick test for Sars-CoV-2 will cost around twelve euros in the future. (dpa)

Eine Frau mit Schnupfen.
A woman with a cold. Image: Clark / obs / dpa

RKI: 7612 New infections – incidence increases slightly 66, 1

The seven-day incidence in Germany rose again slightly compared to the previous day. The Robert Koch Institute ( RKI ) gave the value of new infections per 63. 000 residents and week on Sunday morning with 66, 1 an. The day before the value was at 64, 4 located, one week ago also at 64, 2 (previous month: 83,8th). The health authorities in Germany reported to the RKI within one day 6584 New Corona infections. This can be seen from the numbers that show the status of the RKI – Dashboards from 04. 16 Play clock. A week ago the value at 6164 Infections located.

According to the new information within 24 Hours 24 Deaths recorded. A week ago there were nine deaths. The RKI has counted 4 since the beginning of the pandemic. 310. 273 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2. The actual total number should be significantly higher

because many infections are not recognized.

The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100. 000 residents within seven days – for a possible tightening of the coron a-restrictions

main parameters – gave that RKI last on Friday

with 1,67 at. That corresponds roughly to the value of the previous week. A nationwide threshold value from when the situation can be viewed critically is not provided for the incidence of hospitalization, among other things because of large regional differences. The previous maximum value was around the Christmas season at around 15, 5.

The number the recovered gave the RKI with around 4.0 87. 700 at. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 94 180. (dpa)

Polizisten und Protestteilnehmer stoßen aufeinander.
Police officers and protesters collide. Image: Cecilia Fabiano / LaPresse / AP / dpa

Serious riots at Corona demos in Rome

At protests against the Corona policy of the Italian government it is in Rome there were serious riots . Several thousand demonstrators marched through the streets of the capital on Saturday and kept clashing with the police.

There were violent clashes, the police used batons, Pepper spray and water cannon . The demonstrators tried to break through barriers and, in turn, threw chairs and bombshells, as could be seen on videos.

In the early evening, the protesters stormed the Headquarters of the largest Italian trade union, CGIL. Amateur footage showed how they attacked the guards and policemen with sticks and flagpoles and then pushed through the door into the building.

In Italy, further measures against the corona pandemic will come into force in the next week. From 15. October every employee in the private sector or in the public service must have a so-called “Green Passport” , i.e. proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test – which must be paid for. The critics of this passport and opponents of the vaccination recently raised the mood against the measure. (dpa)

Number of passengers in Germany at half the pre-crisis level

At the German airports, about half as many passengers are currently handled as before the corona pandemic . In the 39. Calendar week (27. September to October 3) around 2.7 million passengers were counted, as the Airport Association ADV announced on Saturday in Berlin. Those were 51, 6 percent less than in the corresponding week 1291, but 158, 1 percent more than a year ago.

Compared to the previous week be almost 100. 000 additional passengers have come , stated ADV Chief Executive Ralph Beisel. “The expectations are being confirmed and encouraging a October high in demand development .” The growth is concentrated on typical business destinations and airports in places where the autumn holidays are already taking place would have started. (dpa)

Greece relaxes corona measures

From this Saturday onwards in Greece there will be numerous easing for those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered . Bars, restaurants and cafés, but also other closed rooms such as fitness studios and cinemas, may in future allow the maximum number of guests . The prerequisite is that the visitors have been vaccinated or have demonstrably recovered from a corona infection in the past six months. Distance rules and mask requirements are no longer applicable in these areas .

The easing should initially be for 15 days apply, then the step will be re-evaluated , the Greek media reported on Saturday. The police have already announced that they will strictly control the evidence of those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered. Nevertheless, some Greek scientists raised concerns . “I think we are getting the wrong message,” said Giorgos Boulbasakos, director of a lung clinic in Athens, to Mega TV station on Saturday. Among other things, he called for mandatory vaccinations for employees in the catering industry.

In Greece there is already a compulsory vaccination for employees in the health sector . With the easing, the Greek government wants to encourage the unvaccinated in particular to get vaccinated. In Greece, around 6.3 million of the country’s eleven million inhabitants are fully vaccinated . The number of new infections has recently risen sharply, especially in northern Greece, including in the port city of Thessaloniki. Nevertheless, the easing should also take effect there. (dpa)

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