The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the nationwide seven-day incidence on Friday morning as 261.3. This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5 a.m. The day before, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week was 221.4 (previous month: 632.2).

However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI – due to overworked health authorities and because not all infected people have a PCR test done. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

The health authorities in Germany recently reported 42,693 new corona infections and 91 deaths within one day to the RKI. Here, too, comparisons of the data are only possible to a limited extent due to the test behavior, late registrations or transmission problems. In general, the number of registered new infections and deaths varies significantly from weekday to weekday, since more and more federal states do not transmit to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week.

The RKI has counted 26,452,148 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 go undetected.

6.48 p.m .: At the suggestion of the Union, the virologist Klaus Stöhr is to move up to a commission for the scientific assessment of the state corona restrictions in Germany. This was announced by the health policy spokesman for the Union faction, Tino Sorge (CDU), on Thursday. Stöhr should therefore follow the Berlin virologist Christian Drosten, who withdrew from the committee at the end of April. Stöhr stands for a “pragmatic and calm corona course and for a transparent, data-based evaluation of the measures,” said Sorge on Twitter.

The Bundestag had stipulated in the Infection Protection Act that an external evaluation of the guidelines should come as part of the “epidemic situation of national importance” that had been in force for several months. According to the law, the committee of experts set up for this purpose is to submit a report by June 30th. The chairman of the committee, the lawyer Stefan Huster, had told the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” that there was great unanimity in the group that “no full scientific evaluation of all measures” was to be carried out by the end of June. Scientists from various disciplines belong to the committee.

Thursday, June 2nd, 6:41 a.m .: The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the nationwide seven-day incidence on Thursday morning as 221.4. This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5 a.m. The day before, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week was 207.0 (previous week: 262.6, previous month: 639.5).

However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI – due to overworked health authorities and because not all infected people have a PCR test done. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

The health authorities in Germany recently reported 48,502 new corona infections (previous week: 39,705 registered infections) and 131 deaths (previous week: 136) to the RKI within one day. Here, too, comparisons of the data are only possible to a limited extent due to the test behavior, late registrations or transmission problems. In general, the number of registered new infections and deaths varies significantly from weekday to weekday, since more and more federal states do not transmit to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week.

The RKI has counted 26,409,455 infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.

7:24 a.m .: In the southern Chinese port city of Shanghai, the restrictions have been largely relaxed after two months of strict lockdown with curfews. Since Wednesday, most of the 26 million people have been allowed to leave their homes. shops opened. Public and private transport have resumed with certain restrictions.

The economic and financial center of the second largest economy reported only 15 new infections the previous day – fewer than in three months. At the peak of the wave in Shanghai, there were 27,000 cases in one day in April. Nationwide, the National Health Commission reported 68 cases, 46 of them asymptomatic.

As the rest of the world tries to live with the virus, the most populous country is implementing a rigorous zero-Covid strategy. With the arrival of the omicron variant, China has been fighting the biggest corona wave since the outbreak of the pandemic more than two years ago. Chinese scientists warned that a full easing without any restrictions could result in 1.5 million deaths in China in six months.

Wednesday, June 1st, 6:21 a.m .: The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the nationwide seven-day incidence on Wednesday morning as 207.0. This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5 a.m. The day before, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week was 201.7 (previous week: 281.8, previous month: 666.4).

However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI – due to overworked health authorities and because not all infected people have a PCR test done. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

The health authorities in Germany recently reported 54,957 new corona infections (previous week: 49,141 registered infections) and 91 deaths (previous week: 158) to the RKI within one day. Here, too, comparisons of the data are only possible to a limited extent due to the test behavior, late registrations or transmission problems. In general, the number of registered new infections and deaths varies significantly from weekday to weekday, since more and more federal states do not transmit to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week.

The RKI has counted 26,360,953 proven infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.

12:52 p.m .: The police have been searching 25 properties in four federal states since Tuesday morning on suspicion of gang fraud with emergency corona aid worth millions. The focus of the operation is in East Friesland in Lower Saxony, said a spokesman for the Osnabrück police department of the German Press Agency. There are also searches in North Rhine-Westphalia, Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg. Several media had previously reported.

Five men between the ages of 26 and 62 are suspected. During the Corona crisis, they are said to have jointly applied for the Corona emergency aid in at least 104 cases and in at least 259 cases the subsequent bridging aid in Lower Saxony and other federal states in the amount of around 26 million euros for their own purposes and for companies during the Corona crisis. According to the investigators, damage of several million euros is said to have occurred.

The searches are being carried out by the Osnabrück Central Criminal Inspectorate and the Oldenburg Public Prosecutor’s Office. A total of around 120 workers are deployed.

Cash and valuable watches were seized during the searches in Hamburg, Neumünster, Bonn, Oldenburg, Aurich, Wiesmoor and other communities in East Friesland. In addition, asset arrests in the amount of 3.5 million euros were issued.

8:12 a.m .: The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the nationwide seven-day incidence on Tuesday morning as 201.7. This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5 a.m. The day before, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week was 189.0 (previous week: 307.2, previous month: 717.4).

However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI – due to overworked health authorities and because not all infected people have a PCR test done. Only these count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

The health authorities in Germany recently reported 61,889 new corona infections (previous week: 64,437 registered infections) and 136 deaths (previous week: 159) to the RKI within one day. Here, too, comparisons of the data are only possible to a limited extent due to the test behavior, late registrations or transmission problems. In general, the number of registered new infections and deaths varies significantly from weekday to weekday, since more and more federal states do not transmit to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week.

The RKI has counted 26,305,996 infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.

Tuesday, May 31, 8:11 a.m .: The chairman of the World Medical Association, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, has warned of the spread of the omicron variant BA.5 in Germany in view of the increasing number of corona infections in Portugal. “Corona is not over yet – this is proven by the violent outbreak of omicron in Portugal,” said Montgomery of the “Rheinische Post” (Tuesday edition).

“The BA.5 variant of the virus will also spread to us. Many, including those who have been vaccinated, will become ill. Good to know: those who have been vaccinated have a much milder disease. His risk of dying is 99 percent lower than that of unvaccinated people,” said the President of the World Medical Association. He therefore called for good preparation for the fall and winter.

“The toolbox must be defined and maintained in the Infection Protection Act: from the obligation to wear a mask to the lockdown – uniform and clearly regulated nationwide,” Montgomery demanded. “The smarter we behave now, the fewer drastic measures we need in autumn and winter. Wear a mask voluntarily, wherever always a lot of people come together. Vaccination, especially now. And don’t play off freedom against security, “said Montgomery.

The omicron sub-variant BA.5 has caused a renewed increase in the number of corona cases in Portugal. According to the authorities, the variant first detected in Portugal at the end of March is now the predominant variant in the country. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) also recently warned that the omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, first identified in South Africa, could lead to a resurgence in the number of cases.

Monday, May 30, 9:57 a.m .: As a result of multiple violations of home quarantine by a 42-year-old Beijinger who later tested positive, more than 5,000 of his neighbors have to be in corona isolation. As the Beijing Ribao newspaper reported on Monday, the man had been instructed to isolate himself at home because he had been identified as the contact person of an infected person in a shopping center. The 42-year-old left his apartment several times and walked around the neighborhood.

Five days after the instruction, the man and his wife tested positive. As a consequence, the authorities brought 258 residents of his house to a central quarantine facility. More than 5,000 residents of the area would now have to isolate themselves at home, the paper continued. The police have launched criminal investigations against the 42-year-old.

China continues to pursue a rigorous zero-Covid strategy. The most populous country is fighting the worst corona wave since the pandemic began more than two years ago. Shanghai in particular, but also Beijing and other metropolises, have imposed lockdowns of varying severity. Hundreds of millions of people in the country are regularly tested.

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