Status: 11/26/2021 4:20 a.m.
The values continue to rise: The RKI reports 76,414 new infections in 24 hours, 357 deaths and a seven-day incidence of 438.2. General practitioners are expected to receive only half of the BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine ordered. The developments in the live blog. All developments in the live blog.
- RKI reports a hospitalization rate of 5.79
- Almost every third patient can no longer be cared for in regular operations
- Montgomery: “We are all preparing for a triage”
RKI: 76,414 new corona infections – incidence at 438.2
The number of new corona infections transmitted to the Robert Koch Institute RKI within one day has again reached a high. According to the RKI, the health authorities reported 76,414 cases in 24 hours (52,970 a week ago). The RKI gave the seven-day incidence of 438.2 – also a maximum. The previous day the value was 419.7, a week ago 340.7 (previous month: 113.0). This is evident from the numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 03:32 a.m. According to the new information, 357 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours (201 a week ago).
The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days – hospitalization incidence – was given by the RKI on Thursday as 5.79 (Wednesday: 5.74).
The RKI has counted 5,650,170 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The institute stated the number of people recovered at 4,775,300. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 100,476.
Do not rely too heavily on vaccinating children
Pediatricians warn against exaggerated expectations of the corona vaccination for children from the age of five. “It would be wrong to increase the pressure on this group because it is not a driver of the pandemic,” said the president of the professional association of paediatricians, Thomas Fischbach, the newspapers of the Funke media group (Friday). These are still the unvaccinated adults.
Almost every third patient can no longer be cared for in regular operations
The chairman of the board of the German Hospital Society (DKG), Gerald Gaß, has drawn attention to concrete effects on patients and hospitals due to the lack of vaccination readiness of millions of citizens. “75 percent of all hospital locations with intensive care units today report only limited operation. In concrete terms, this means that, as in January 2021, we again cannot care for almost every third patient in the regular system,” wrote Gaß in an author contribution for the Düsseldorf “Rheinische Post” one According to a preliminary report.
It will be possible to perform around 20 percent fewer colon cancer operations and around seven percent fewer operations on women with breast cancer. The situation of being put on a waiting list is mentally and physically difficult to endure for every single cancer patient, said Gass. “Every fourth patient who was scheduled for an orthopedic operation has to wait many months again for pain-relieving treatment,” explained the DKG chairman.
General practitioners receive less BioNTech / Pfizer
Family doctors are likely to receive only half of the vaccines they order from Pfizer and BioNTech for the next week. It could “sometimes even be less than the originally guaranteed 30 vaccine doses,” says Thomas Preis, head of the North Rhine Pharmacists’ Association, according to a preliminary report of the Düsseldorf “Rheinische Post”. This is probably due to the fact that medical practices are saving in favor of vaccination centers and public vaccination teams. If the family doctors had ordered Moderna vaccine, they would get it in full: “3.9 million ordered Moderna doses will be able to be delivered in full,” said Preis.
Montgomery: “We are all preparing for a triage”
The chairman of the World Medical Association, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, warns of a dramatic situation in German clinics in view of the steep rise in corona infections. “We are all preparing for a triage,” he told the newspapers of the Funke media group, according to a preliminary report.
If a triage decision cannot be avoided, then every patient is considered regardless of their origin, religion or whether they have been vaccinated or not. It occurs when doctors have to decide in an emergency which patient should be preferred if the intensive care capacities are no longer sufficient for everyone.
New virus variant in South Africa: Great Britain also announces travel restrictions
After Israel, Great Britain has now reacted out of concern about the new variant of the corona virus and announced that it will cease air traffic to and from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini from Friday afternoon. Travelers who are arriving in Great Britain from one of these countries by then would have to go into quarantine and do a PCR test on the second and eighth day. All travelers who had come from these countries in the past ten days were asked to be isolated and tested.
Thursday’s live blog to read
Corona outbreaks are currently much more common in schools. That emerges from the weekly report of the Robert Koch Institute. Accordingly, 1265 outbreaks were last reported within four weeks, it said. However, the past two weeks are not yet assessable. On average, it affects younger students more often than older ones.