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ARCHIV: Ein 3D-gedrucktes Coronavirus-Modell in einer Abbildung vor einer deutschen Flagge, 25. März 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration © Reuters ARCHIVE: A 3D printed coronavirus model 2020 in a picture before a German flag, March 25 REUTERS / Dado Ruvić / Illustration

BERLIN (Reuters) - the federal health minister Karl Lauterbach expected increase in Corona infections to more than 400,000 cases per day in mid-February also alerted the economy.

While economists fear triggered by the variant virus Omikron recession fear industries to retailers if they have the transport sector in the coming weeks yet sufficiently employees. The Robert Koch Institute reported on Friday with 140,160 new infections again a new high. These are 47,937 cases more than a week ago. The seven-day incidence for the first time stepped over the threshold of 700.

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 COVID-19: The use of teleworking did not progress much in early January, what the Ministry of Labor lapse the Ministry of Labor has judged Tuesday that these results are "not up to the health situation". © Supplied by FranceInfo FACING OMICRON VARIANT GALOPE, the company's health protocol provides that employers set "a minimum number of three days of teleworking per week , for the positions that allow it", number that can be brought to 4 days a week.

Lauterbach had to Reuters information clarified its prediction from negotiating circles in a Turn to the State heads of federal and state governments on Thursday that the head of Omikron wave in Germany in mid-February to be achieved. In an optimistic scenario, the health minister then calculated accordingly with at least 400,000 Corona infections per day. Booster doses should have no long protective effect or be boosted too few people, the number could even increase to more than 600,000 per day. Lauterbach expects consequently also a significant increase in the number of people who need to be hospitalized with a corona disease.

According to RKI there are good 1,166,000 active corona cases - even this number is increasing daily. To do this more and more people in quarantine because they had contact with infected people. While in Germany just the isolation and quarantine periods have been shortened. Nevertheless, as warns the transport sector in view of increasing corona failures of truck drivers uncertain supplies. "The situation is very tense, because we lack more and more drivers," said the CEO of the Federation of goods by road, Logistics and Disposal (BGL), Dirk Engelhardt to Reuters. "The sickness is significantly increased due to Corona." The retailers are preparing in view of the corona wave on personnel issues. "Currently, the supply chains operate in Germany, even if it occasionally hooked," says the chief executive of the industry association HDE, Stefan Genth.

RKI numbers from Sunday: Nationwide Corona incidence increases for the first time to over 500

 RKI numbers from Sunday: Nationwide Corona incidence increases for the first time to over 500 © iStockphoto The incidence value for corona new infections reach the third day in a row a maximum. The RKI announced the seven-day incidence on Sunday at 515.7. On Saturday it was 497,1 - on Friday at 470.6. The number of proven corona new infections gave the RKI on Sunday at 52,504. On Saturday she had stayed at 78,022 and on Friday was reached with 92,223 cases a new nationwide daily high.

Rising Corona infection levels make even the carmaker Daimler noticeable. "We are seeing a slight increase in absenteeism across the country," said Human Resources Manager Sabine carbon iron on Thursday night at the business press club Stuttgart.

economists fear skid marks on the German economy. "If there is a large number of absences from work, is a new negative factor," said the economic head of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), Nils Jannsen, on Friday told Reuters. "A recession is thereby more likely." This looks of Germany's chief economist of Deutsche Bank, Stefan Schneider, another way: "We will see a technical recession."

RKI REPORTS OF INCIDENCE 706.3

The nationwide seven-day incidence increased, according to RKI to 706.3 from 638.8 the previous day, marking a new record. The value indicates how many people per 100,000 population have been infected in the past seven days with the coronavirus. 170 more people died in connection with the virus. Thus, the number of reported deaths raised within 24 hours on 116 485. Overall, in Germany Corona cases have been confirmed so far more than 8,460,000. At the same time, the trend that the number of corona intensive care patients in hospitals continues to decline: On Thursday it was 2418. The reason for this are called lighter on average courses of disease upon infection by the now dominant Omikron variant.

Among the states listed Bremen still the highest with 1258.7. Then follow Berlin 1258.3 and 1221.9 Hamburg. In the Mitte district, the seven-day incidence is as high as 2200.1.

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