Status: 04.09.2021 05:04 am
The RKI reported 10,835 new infections in the morning. According to a study, the delta variant apparently does not lead to more severe corona cases in children. All developments in the live blog.
Christmas markets planned with controls and more space
Almost three months before the start of the Christmas market season, many organizers are planning to have more space for visitors and 3G controls. “We are confident and are preparing the Christmas market at Cologne Cathedral as in previous years,” said a spokeswoman for the market. In many places there should be random checks of the 3Gs – i.e. proof that visitors have been vaccinated, tested or have recovered from Corona. In Munich, Dresden or Dortmund, too, the organizers are initially assuming that the market can take place. “The anticipation is of course much, much greater than last year,” said Patrick Arens from the Dortmund showmen.
The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt will certainly look different in 2021 than before Corona, said a spokesman for the city. A “one-way system” is being used there. However, it is not yet possible to assess how the infection rate and legal regulations will influence the market. In 2020, many markets were canceled despite hygiene concepts.
Spahn excludes mandatory vaccination for nurses
Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn further rules out compulsory vaccinations for doctors and nurses. “We promised that there would be no compulsory vaccination for whoever,” said the CDU politician to the editorial network in Germany. Getting vaccinated remains a free decision. “But if you do not want to be vaccinated as a nurse, for example, you cannot expect to be able to work in close contact with seriously ill people.”
RKI reports 10,835 new infections – the incidence rises to 80.7
The Robert Koch Institute reports 10,835 new positive tests. That is 532 more than on Saturday a week ago when 10,303 new infections were reported. The seven-day incidence increases to 80.7 from 80.2 the previous day. 33 other people died related to the virus. This increases the number of reported deaths to 92,325 within 24 hours. In total, more than 3.9 million corona tests have so far been positive in Germany.
Intensive care physician: Worry before autumn if the vaccination rate does not increase
The intensive care physicians warn in the event that the corona vaccination rate in Germany does not increase significantly, in front of many intensive care patients in October and November. “We can already see how much the Delta variant is spreading in closed rooms,” said the President of the German Society for Internal Intensive Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Christian Karagiannidis, of the “Augsburger Allgemeine”. “If we don’t raise the vaccination rate significantly by October, we will get a really strong increase in the number of corona cases in the intensive care units in autumn.” In the event that the vaccination rate hardly increases, the development can be calculated relatively precisely in advance.
Study: Delta variant apparently does not lead to more severe corona cases in children
According to initial findings, the delta variant of the coronavirus does not lead to more severe courses of Covid-19 in children. As a study by the US health authority CDC shows, the proportion of serious illnesses in children currently does not differ significantly from that in January, when the alpha variant of the coronavirus predominated in the USA. In addition, the data indicate a high effectiveness of vaccination protection in adolescents. The rate of corona-related hospital admissions for children and adolescents up to the age of 17 had recently risen sharply again in the USA and was 1.4 per 100,000 in mid-August.