Dhe health authorities in Germany reported 219 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. For comparison: a week ago the value was 346 infections. The RKI gave the seven-day incidence nationwide as 5.6 (previous day: 5.7; previous week: 8.6).
According to the information, eight new deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were ten dead. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with the Sars-CoV-2 virus rose to 90,762.
The RKI has counted 3,726,929 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not detected. The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at around 3,620,800.
R value at 0.82
According to the RKI, the seven-day R-value on Sunday evening was 0.82 (previous day: also 0.82). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 82 more people. The R-value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago. If it is below 1 for a longer period of time, the infection process subsides; if it is consistently higher, the number of cases increases.
Meanwhile, calls for stricter corona controls for holiday returnees are getting louder. With a view to the rapid spread of the more contagious Delta variant in Germany, more and more state heads of government are urging to tighten test and quarantine rules when entering from abroad. “These samples, which are currently being implemented by the Federal Police, are not enough,” said Berlin’s Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD) on ZDF.
Hamburg’s Mayor Peter Tschentscher (SPD) criticized the fact that when entering from risk areas, a single, simple antigen test is currently sufficient to avoid quarantine. “That is too unsafe,” he told the “world”. Instead, all non-vaccinated travelers returning from risk areas and high-incidence areas should go into quarantine, which should not be lifted until after five days at the earliest if the PCR test is negative.
Berlin’s Prime Minister Müller expressed himself in a similar way. “You can already check on arrival: Who has the corresponding negative test certificate? And then after a certain quarantine period, double-check with a new test that you are really negative, “said the SPD politician on Sunday evening on ZDF. “It’s nice when people can go on vacation. But we don’t want to get the dangers back here in Germany. “
Bavaria’s Health Minister Klaus Holetschek (CSU) had previously requested that vacationers at the borders be closely checked for vaccination cards and negative corona tests. Lower Saxony’s Prime Minister Stephan Weil provided support: “I expressly support the demand for border controls to determine whether there are current negative tests. That is exactly what has been lacking so far, ”said the SPD politician to“ Welt ”.
Weil also called for a double test for all returnees who are not fully vaccinated. “Even in countries with comparatively low incidences, you run the risk of meeting other holidaymakers who carry the much more contagious Delta virus,” he said. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) had previously warned: “International travel must not lead to more people becoming infected and carrying the virus home.”
The Federal Government regularly assesses the corona situation abroad and distinguishes between virus variant areas in which variants classified as worrying are spreading, high incidence areas with a seven-day incidence of over 200 and risk areas with over 50. So far, only those returning from high-risk, high-incidence have been subject – and virus variant areas test obligations. Due to the falling number of infections, however, numerous holiday areas in Europe have recently fallen off the list of risk areas. Those who return to Germany from there by land no longer have to observe any entry restrictions. For air travelers, however, there is still a general test obligation: everyone – whether from a risk area or not – must present a negative test result, proof of vaccination or recovery before departure.