Entertainment: health insurance: One percent of the days of illness due to Corona

Lauterbach expects the Corona situation to relax in summer

 Lauterbach expects the Corona situation to relax in summer Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach with a relaxation of the Corona situation in summer, but also sees no reason to have the all-clear. © Axel Heimken/dpa Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach continues to see no reason to allowing in the Corona situation. "Pandemy will go back seasonally," said the SPD politician as an upstream speaker on Thursday at a conference in Gmund. One will have low number of cases, but not a situation like last year that the summer is "almost corona -free".

According to evaluations of the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), in 2021 about one percent of all illness days are not eliminated on a covid diagnosis. TK insured persons in Rhineland-Palatinate were on sick leave last year, the state representative of the health insurance company said in Mainz on Thursday. The employees remained at home on 0.16 days due to a covid disease.

Corona-Schnelltests mit positivem (l) und negativem Ergebnis liegen auf einem Tisch. © Sebastian Gollnow/dpa/symbol image Corona fast tests with positive (L) and negative result are on a table.

The evaluation captures corona infections, which have been detected by a PCR or antigen test. Numbers on long-covid diseases were also taken into account.

This proportion initially sounds small, said TK state chief Jörn Simon. "From nationwide evaluations, however, we know that long-covid those affected by comparatively long once are on sick leave, an average of over a hundred days."

in the first quarter of this year, according to the TK, the sick leave rose sharply due to a covid disease. While in 2021 the average sick leave was 0.044 percent, the proportion in the first quarter of 2022 rose by more than four times to 0.2 percent. In addition, the sick leave of Long-Covid sufferers from 0.012 to 0.023 percent has spoiled.

Corona: sick leave by phone again possible .
In view of the high Corona infection figures, sick leave due to cold complaints is now possible again by telephone and without a visit. This was decided by the Federal Joint Committee of Doctors, Health Insurance and Clinics on Thursday, as a spokeswoman announced. The regulation therefore applies for the time being to be limited until the end of November.

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