More than half a million people vaccinated in Germany – RKI registers 24,694 new corona infections

Since the vaccination campaign began at the end of December, in Germany more than half a million people against the coronavirus vaccinated been. By Saturday morning, 532,878 vaccinations had been recorded at the Robert Koch Institute, as shown by RKI statistics from Saturday (as of 11 a.m.). Compared to the previous day, the number of reported vaccinations has increased by more than 50,000.

According to the statistics, most vaccinations per 1000 inhabitants have so far been recorded for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (15.6), the least for Saxony (4.4). Nationwide, the value is 6.4. In absolute numbers, according to the RKI, North Rhine-Westphalia has the highest value with 98,950 vaccinated. The values ​​available to the authorities of the individual federal states can be significantly higher than those reported by the RKI, as the reports are sometimes transmitted to the institute with some delay.

Most people – more than 260,000 – were vaccinated for professional reasons, according to RKI data. This could be, for example, doctors and nurses with a very high risk of infection and staff in the elderly. In addition, the drug has now been given to more than 206,000 nursing home residents.

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