New Corona Infections in Germany Increase for the First Time in Two Weeks | Reuters

On October 28, Germany’s Robert Koch Institute announced that the number of new coronavirus infections exceeded 28,000, the largest increase in two weeks. The photo shows a person being tested for a new coronavirus infection in Berlin in December 2020 (2021 Reuters / Hannibal Hanschke).

[Berlin, 28th Reuters]–The Robert Koch Institute in Germany announced that the number of new coronavirus infections on the 28th exceeded 28,000, the largest increase in two weeks.

The number of new infections per 100,000 population over the past seven days was 130.2, an increase of 12.2 points from 118.0 the day before. The number of newly infected people has been increasing since mid-October.

The German Hospital Association (DKG) chairman told the media that the number of corona patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) increased by 15% in a week.

If this trend continues, he warned that the number of ICU patients could reach 3,000 in two weeks.

Social Democratic Party experts said in the Neue Rheinische newspaper that they were not considering lockdowns or school closures, but that the decision to abolish safety measures such as wearing masks would depend on the spring situation.

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