Berlin (dpa) – The chairman of the World Medical Association, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, warns of further easing of the Corona rules: Anyone who talks about easing in times of rising R values is acting absolutely irresponsibly.
It is too early for such steps. With every relaxation there will be a significant increase in the numbers, the medic told the papers of the Funke media group
The nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.10 according to the management report of the Robert Koch Institute on Sunday afternoon (previous day 1.07). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 110 more people. The value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago.
Looking at the seven-day incidence, which has recently increased again, i.e. the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week, and the again high R value, Montgomery warned: The incidence value shows where we are currently. The R-value shows where we are going. A value well above 1.0 threatens exponential growth again – and that is exactly the case now. The virus has reached a new level with its mutations. Not only is it more contagious, but it is also likely to lead to more serious illnesses.
The health departments in Germany last reported 4369 new corona infections to the RKI within one day, according to figures from Monday. On Monday, the number of cases reported by the RKI is usually lower, among other things because fewer tests are carried out on the weekend. The seven-day incidence was reportedly nationwide on Monday morning at 61.0 – and thus higher than the day before (60.2).
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