In the live ticker, NDR.de will inform you today – on Sunday, October 3, 2021 – about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic for Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Hamburg. You can see what happened yesterday in the Saturday’s blog read up.
The essentials in brief:
- Compulsory indoor testing for unvaccinated people in Schwerin
- Romania and Lithuania are considered Corona high-risk areas
- New infections reported in the north: 65 in Schleswig-Holstein; nationwide 6,164
Tables and graphics: This is how the vaccination campaign is going in the north
Map: New infections in the northern German districts
Garg calls for vaccinations – not just against Corona
Immediately before the start of the autumn vacation in Schleswig-Holstein, Health Minister Heiner Garg called on unvaccinated people to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. “The Sars-CoV-2 virus is still present and there is still a high probability of coming into contact with the virus over the next few months,” said the FDP politician to the German press agency. All adults should have their own interest in vaccination protection. “Everyone who gets vaccinated helps us regain and keep our freedoms,” said Garg.
Schleswig-Holstein has the highest rate nationwide for the 12 to 17-year-olds who are particularly in focus and for the booster vaccinations for people who received the original vaccination protection at least six months ago Other transmissible pathogens are also being spread more than they were during a lockdown, “said Garg. According to the Standing Vaccination Commission, you can vaccinate against corona and flu at the same time. The pneumococcal vaccination, which is recommended for certain groups such as the elderly, should also be taken in order to prevent severe disease progression, said Garg.
Compulsory indoor testing for unvaccinated people in Schwerin
In Schwerin, unvaccinated people have again been obliged to test indoors – for example in restaurants, fitness studios or at the hairdresser’s. Children who are being looked after in a day-care center in the autumn break, which is now beginning, have to wear masks there. On Friday, Schwerin was classified as “yellow” on the risk-weighted level map for the third day in a row. Although the incidence of hospitalization is still very low, the incidence of new infections has recently risen sharply.
6,164 new infections across Germany – the incidence is falling slightly
The seven-day incidence in Germany has fallen slightly. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants this morning at 64.2. Yesterday the incidence was 64.4, a week ago it was 61.4. The health authorities reported 6,164 new corona infections to the RKI. A week ago there had been 7,774 infections. The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was last given by the RKI on Friday at 1.65. The comparison value of the previous week is slightly lower. The previous high was around 15.5 around Christmas time. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose by 9 to 93,786.
Incidence in Schleswig-Holstein continued to fall
In Schleswig-Holstein, the seven-day incidence of new corona infections continues to decline. The number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days is 28.1 – after 28.6 the previous day. Within one day, 65 new corona cases were registered, according to the data from the state authorities. The day before there were 146, a week ago 77. There were 56 Covid 19 patients in the hospitals on Saturday – the same number as on Friday. The number of Covid sufferers in the intensive care units was 26 – just like the day before. 15 patients were ventilated there. The number of deaths related to the virus remains at 1,687. The negative leader in the seven-day incidence is still Neumünster with a value of 53.8. North Frisia continued to have the lowest value at 3.6.
Romania and Lithuania now corona high-risk areas
The EU countries Romania and Lithuania are now considered to be corona high-risk areas. Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated or recovered and who enters from there has to be in quarantine for ten days and can only get rid of it after five days with a negative test. So far, Slovenia is the only member state of the European Union that is fully classified as a high risk area. Around 70 countries around the world are wholly or partially on the risk list. In addition to Romania and Lithuania, there are also Belarus and El Salvador in Latin America, as the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Friday. Only Mozambique in Southeast Africa will be deleted. Countries and regions with a particularly high risk of infection are classified as high-risk areas. But not only the infection numbers are decisive for this. Other criteria are the speed at which the virus is spreading, the burden on the health system or a lack of data on the corona situation.
Lower Saxony: Behrens against compulsory vaccination for nurses
Lower Saxony’s Minister of Health Daniela Behrens (SPD) wants to improve the vaccination rate for nursing staff. But she doesn’t think much of a vaccination light, Behrens told the “Neue Presse”. They do not believe that compulsory vaccination can significantly increase the vaccination rate. Now it is important to clarify further and to seek a conversation. “We do not reach people who absolutely do not want to be vaccinated with threats of imprisonment or fines. I consider that legally and morally very questionable.”
Service: Determine the incidence value for your place of residence
The seven-day incidence of new corona infections is also on the move in northern Germany. If you want to know what the incidence is in your city or in your county, just type in your zip code here.
With the live ticker from NDR.de through Sunday
Good Morning! The editors of NDR.de will keep you up to date today – on Sunday, October 3rd – about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in northern Germany. In the ticker you will find all the important news and also content from the NDR radio and television programs.
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