Cases of covid-19 in Germany have reached a new high for 12 consecutive days, as the country prepares to increase pressure on the unvaccinated.
The cumulative incidence for seven days reached a new peak, with the number of new virus infections reaching 340.7 per 100,000 population, compared to 336.9 on Thursday and 263.7 a week ago. A month ago, the value did not exceed 75.1.
Health authorities reported 52,970 new infections within 24 hours and 201 deaths com or from covid-19, with 561,400 active cases.
The federal government and “Länder” agreed Thursday to limit the rate of hospitalization at which gradual and regional restrictions will be imposed, Acting Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
So where the hospitalization rate exceeded 3/100,000 residents in seven days, Only people who have been vaccinated or recovered will be able to access bars, restaurants, public places and other closed events.
If the index reaches 6, those who have been vaccinated must also test negative, and if the limit is exceeded 9, the termination of public life can be determined.
The seven-day cumulative average of new cases in Germany is currently 5.30, with significant regional differences.
Currently, all federal states exceed the 3 limit, with the exception of Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and Saarland; It overtakes Bavaria 6 times and overtakes Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia 9.
Meanwhile, intensive care occupancy is 15.2% of available beds for adults.
At the regional leaders’ meeting with Merkel and her potential successor, Social Democrat Olaf Schulz, officials agreed to the mandatory vaccination of professionals who are in contact with people at risk.
However, on Thursday, the Bundestag (lower house) approved, by the votes of Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals, the new legal framework prepared by this still-forming anti-epidemic coalition that threatens its ratification today in the Senate. To prevent conservatives.
The deputies gave the green light to measures such as the mandatory submission of a certificate of vaccination or a negative test on the day of returning to work and on public transport, in addition to recommending remote work.
With the reform of the Law on Protection from Infectious Diseases, they intend to replace the so-called epidemiological situation at the national level, which allows restrictions without the approval of parliaments, which expires on the twenty-fifth of this month.
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