Status: 12.12.2020 6:46 a.m.
In the live ticker, NDR.de will inform you today about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic for Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Hamburg. The news from yesterday can be found here on the blog for reading.
The essentials in brief:
- Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony: Alcohol banned outside from today
- MV: Corona police controls at the border with Poland
- MV: Stricter visiting regulations in nursing homes from today
- 384 new corona cases confirmed in Schleswig-Holstein; nationwide 28,438 new infections and 496 deaths
Overview: Tables, maps and graphics on Corona in the north
Background: Come on different case numbers conditions
Nationwide 28,438 new infections – 496 further deaths
The nationwide number of new infections with the corona virus remains high: The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) recorded 28,438 new cases of infection within 24 hours. That is around 1,400 new infections less than on Friday, when a new high of 29,875 had been reached. Last Saturday the number was 23,318. According to the information, the number of corona deaths increased by 496 to 21,466 within one day. Yesterday there was a new high with 598 deaths within one day. According to the RKI, a total of 1,300,516 corona infections have been registered in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of those who recovered was around 957,500.
Biontech and Pfizer vaccine receives emergency approval in the US
A corona vaccine has been approved for the first time in the USA. The drug authority FDA granted the drug from Mainz-based company Biontech and its partner Pfizer an emergency approval. The first vaccinations are expected this weekend. US President Donald Trump spoke of one of the greatest scientific achievements in history. The United States has ordered a total of 100 million doses of vaccine from Biontech and Pfizer.
384 new corona cases confirmed in Schleswig-Holstein
According to the state government, 384 new corona cases were reported in Schleswig-Holstein within one day. That was less than the day before, when a maximum of 529 cases was reached. The country has been a corona risk area since Sunday because the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants had risen to over 50 in the past seven days. According to the latest figures from Friday evening, this value rose further – to 71.7. According to the information, 133 Covid-19 patients were treated in the hospitals in Schleswig-Holstein. 25 of them are in intensive care units, 14 have to be ventilated. The number of those who have recovered is estimated at 13,400.
No more mulled wine “to go” from today in Lower Saxony
No more mulled wine stands in public space in Lower Saxony: The ban on the sale of alcohol for consumption outside is already taking effect today. The State Chancellery in Hanover announced this on Friday evening with the publication of the new Corona regulation. The sale of alcoholic beverages such as mulled wine or punch for direct consumption in glasses or disposable cups is prohibited, also for the catering trade, retail trade and all private areas. “The background is that a presentation of alcohol that invites immediate consumption, above all, brings with it the significantly increased risk of large gatherings”, it said in the message.