In the live ticker, NDR.de will keep you updated today – on Sunday, September 19, 2021 – about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic for Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Hamburg. You can do what happened yesterday on Saturday’s blog read.
The essentials in brief:
- As of today, Cyprus and all of Portugal are no longer high-risk areas
- Spahn: Around 500,000 first vaccinations in the vaccination campaign week
- Survey: majority of respondents in favor of the so-called 2G rule
- “Freedom Day” on October 30th? KBV initiative met with rejection
- Reported new infections in the north: 672 in Lower Saxony and 87 in Schleswig-Holstein
- RKI: Nationwide 7,337 new corona cases – incidence at 70.5
Tables and graphics: This is how the vaccination campaign is going in the north
Map: New infections in the northern German districts
Spahn: About half a million first vaccinations in the vaccination campaign week
In the jointly carried out by the federal, state and local governments Vaccination campaign week According to Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU), there have been around half a million first corona vaccinations. Spahn told the Funke media group that around half of these vaccinations were due to the around 1,500 organized campaigns during the vaccination week. He is satisfied with it. The minister, however, expressed concern about the large group of unvaccinated people in the older population: “Of the 24 million people over the age of 60, almost four million are still unvaccinated, which is almost every sixth in this risk group.” According to Spahn, the federal government is also examining tax breaks for companies, for example if they use certain campaigns to induce customers or employees to be vaccinated.
Survey: majority of respondents in favor of the 2G rule
According to a representative survey by the opinion research institute Insa for “Bild am Sonntag”, 57 percent of people in Germany are in favor of the so-called 2G rule for restaurants and events. On the other hand, 33 percent think they are wrong. Of the proponents, 66 percent were in favor of making the 2G rule mandatory. 31 percent were of the opinion that the decision about this should be left to the restaurateurs and organizers themselves.
With 2G option models, restaurateurs or entrepreneurs – for example from the cultural, event and sports sectors – can voluntarily restrict access to vaccinated and convalescent people. All customers who can only show a negative Corona test are then not allowed to be admitted. In return, those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered from 2G generally do not have any mask or distance rules. Exceptions apply to children and young people.
Lower Saxony: incidence now at 58.3
Within a week, the seven-day incidence in Lower Saxony fell from 75.7 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants to a value of 58.3. That can be seen from the figures that the Robert Koch Institute published this morning. So yesterday the incidence was 59.1. The current highest incidence in the state has Salzgitter (153.1), it is clearly lowest in the district of Wittmund (5.2). With 672 laboratory-confirmed new corona cases, fewer than yesterday (719) and a week ago (908) were reported. The number of those who died of or in connection with a corona infection remains unchanged at 5,909 in Lower Saxony.
RKI registers 7,337 new corona infections – incidence at 70.5
According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the seven-day incidence of new corona infections continues to fall nationwide. The value published early in the morning is 70.5 – the day before it was 72.0, and on Sunday a week ago it was 80.2. The number of new infections reported by the health authorities in Germany within 24 hours was given as 7,337 (previous day: 8,901 / previous week: 7,345). According to the information, 38 more deaths have been recorded across Germany, the total number since the start of the pandemic is now 92,958.
Cyprus and all of Portugal are no longer high risk areas
The federal government is removing Cyprus and the Algarve from the list of Corona high-risk areas from today. This means that Portugal, which is also popular with holidaymakers, disappears completely from this category, according to a message from the Robert Koch Institute at the end of the week. The Algarve’s tourism industry responded with relief to the decision. “The Algarve is now looking forward to a strong autumn and winter season, which is becoming increasingly popular, especially among Germans,” said the President of the Algarve Tourism Association, João Fernandes. The west of Ireland, Brazil and India are also no longer high-risk areas. Armenia and Venezuela, among others, have been added to the list.
“Freedom Day” on October 30th? Gassen’s move met with rejection
The push by the head of statutory health insurance physicians, Andreas Gassen, to end all corona measures has sparked a lively discussion. Gassen calls for the rules to be abolished at the end of October, including the mask requirement and the requirement to keep a distance. The head of the German statutory health insurance physicians believes that this will also increase the vaccination rate in the coming weeks. Politicians predominantly reject the initiative. SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach considers the end date of October 30th to be ethically unjustifiable. First more people would have to be vaccinated. Green health expert Janosch Dahmen called the move cynical. The Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians should rather concentrate on vaccination, said Dahmen. The FDP health politician Andrew Ullmann thinks it is right to aim for an end to the corona measures. But it is still too early to give a specific date, said Ullmann on NDR Info.
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.
Corona incidence in Schleswig-Holstein drops to 37.7
The seven-day incidence of new corona infections in Schleswig-Holstein continued to decrease slightly. The number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days is 37.7 (previous day: 39.6 / previous week: 43.3). 87 new corona cases were reported within one day. The day before it was 160, a week ago 169. No further corona deaths were registered. The number of deaths since the pandemic began remains at 1,677. 65 Covid-19 patients are currently being treated in the hospitals – 21 of them are in intensive care; nine patients are ventilated there. The seven-day incidence in the state is still highest in Neumünster with 78.8 – the lowest in Schleswig-Flensburg with 11.8.
“Germany speaks” campaign: Should the 2G rule apply nationwide?
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NDR.de live ticker starts on Sunday
Good morning from the NDR.de editorial team! Today, on Sunday, September 19, we will keep you up to date on 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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