In terms of incidence, Hamburg is heading towards a record value: the highest value since the start of the pandemic was registered in the Hanseatic city on Christmas Eve a year ago at 179.6 – on Wednesday it was now 162.6. That was a jump of over 13 from Tuesday. A week ago, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants recorded within seven days was 124.9. Nationwide, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the incidence on Wednesday at 232.1.
43 people in intensive care units
On Tuesday the Senate announced in the case of a significant increase in corona cases in hospitals, expand the 2G rules to other areas. A dramatic increase in the number of patients has not yet been recorded. According to the information, 178 corona patients are currently being treated – 2 more than last stated. Of these, 43 are being treated in intensive care units; this number has remained unchanged.
In the past week, more than two thirds of the hospital patients were over 60 years old. The picture is even clearer in the intensive care units: a good two thirds of the patients there are unvaccinated and on average they were 85 years old.
Two more deaths reported
According to the RKI, a total of 1,839 people have died in connection with Covid 19 in the Hanseatic city since the beginning of the pandemic. This means that two more deaths have been recorded within one day.
According to the social authorities, a total of 102,821 people in the Hanseatic city have tested positive for the corona virus since the beginning of the pandemic. According to estimates by the RKI, around 93,700 people in Hamburg can now be regarded as recovered.