Offbeat: infection figures in Lower Saxony rise

Prime Minister Haseloff receives medium-sized companies

 Prime Minister Haseloff receives medium-sized companies The Saxony-Anhalt, Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff, awarded the German SMEs Prize 2022 on Monday evening in Berlin. The CDU politician was honored for his services to the economic development in Saxony-Anhalt and his commitment to the concerns of the East German countries. © Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/dpa/archive picture Reiner Haseloff (R), Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt, comes to the ballroom of the State Chancellery. «Reiner Haseloff is one of the most successful prime ministers in Germany.

The Corona infection situation in Lower Saxony has further exacerbated in the weekly comparison. On Wednesday, the seven-day incidence was 294.4-a week ago, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) still specified the value for the federal state with 265.4. The incidence describes how many new infections were reported per 100,000 inhabitants within one week. Nationwide, 6178 confirmed new infections were reported. In addition, 21 other people died or with Covid-19.

Einem Jugendlichen wird ein Nasenabstrich für einen Corona-Test entnommen. © Philipp von Ditfurth/dpa/symbol image A young person is taken from a nose smear for a corona test.

The data currently does not fully depict the infection situation. Experts assume a high number of cases that are not captured by the RKI - especially because not all infected people can do a PCR test. Only positive PCR tests count in statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of daily values.

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The hospitalization incidence is the decisive number to assess the Corona situation in Lower Saxony. It indicates how many patients each 100,000 inhabitants were added to hospitals within seven days with a corona infection. According to the state government, this value was 5.6 on Wednesday - a week ago it was 5.1. As a week ago, 2.3 percent of the intensive care beds were occupied by COVID 19 patients nationwide.

In comparison of the counties and independent cities, the Diepholz district reported the highest incidence with 468.2. The city of Emden recorded the lowest value with 186.5.

In the smallest state of Bremen, the seven-day incidence on Wednesday was 306.6-a week ago the value was 270.8. A total of 639 confirmed new infections were reported, and there were also 3 further deaths.

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