Half of


have already received the second dose of vaccine against the coronavirus.

Health Minister Juli Edelstein announced this on Twitter on Thursday.

According to data from his ministry, nearly

4.7 million people received

the second dose.

The number of first vaccinations was more than

5.2 million

, it had only increased slightly in the past few days.

More than 800,000 people in Israel were considered recovered.

The vaccination campaign in Israel began shortly before Christmas and is one of the most successful in the world.

In the past few weeks, the number of seriously ill and new infections has decreased significantly.

According to the national statistics office, 9.305 million people lived in the Mediterranean country in January.

Israel is a very young country, around 30 percent of its citizens are under 16 years old.

This age group cannot yet be vaccinated.

For comparison: around nine times as many people live in Germany.

So far more than 7.9 million people there have received the first vaccination and more than 3.5 million people have also received the second vaccination.

RKI registers 22,657 new corona infections


The health authorities in Germany reported

22,657 new

corona infections to


Robert Koch Institute

(RKI) within one day

, according to figures from the RKI on Thursday.

In addition,


new deaths were recorded

within 24 hours


Exactly one week ago, the RKI had recorded 17,504 new infections and 227 new deaths within one day.

Most recently there were more new infections on January 14th.

On that day, 25,164 were registered.

In addition, 1,244 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours.

According to the RKI, the

number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (

seven-day incidence

) was


nationwide on Thursday morning

- and thus higher than the previous day (108.1).


The high of


newly reported deaths was reached on January 14th.

Among the new infections registered within 24 hours

, the highest value was reached on December 18



- but it contained 3500

late reports



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The RKI has counted


detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany

since the beginning of the pandemic


The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not detected.


stated the

number of those who had






The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to



According to the RKI management report on Wednesday evening, the


seven-day R-value



(previous day 1.04).

This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 100 more people.

The 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.

Coronavirus in Europe


A third of Danes

reject a vaccination with the AstraZeneca agent, according to a survey by the opinion research institute Megafon among 1053 people, quoted in local media on Thursday.

Accordingly, the skepticism towards this vaccine is particularly high.

Only seven percent of those surveyed do not want to be vaccinated against corona, regardless of the vaccine.

The negative attitude is more widespread among women than among men.



, according to the Ministry of Health,


new positive tests

were last


within a day

, as reported by the Reuters news agency on Thursday.

There are currently 2086 people in hospital treatment for the coronavirus, 447 of them in intensive care units.

On February 8, Austria relaxed the lockdown nationwide and reopened trade and schools.

Since then, the number of infections has skyrocketed again.

The government therefore decided on a hard lockdown over Easter for the capital Vienna and two other federal states.

From April 1 to 6, public life in Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland will be shut down completely and all shops not necessary for basic care will be closed, said Health Minister Rudolf Anschober on Wednesday evening after long negotiations with the heads of the affected countries.

Of the nine federal states of the Alpine republic, Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland are currently among the countries most severely affected by the virus.

The seven-day incidence there recently rose to just under 300. The remaining federal states have values ​​of over 200, only Vorarlberg in the very west of the country has around 80.

Coronavirus international



, the number of corona deaths has exceeded the threshold of 300,000.

As the Ministry of Health in Brasília announced on Wednesday (local time), 300,685 people have died across the country in connection with the corona virus since the pandemic began.

Since January 1, the death rate in the country has tripled;

daily there were an average of 2,273 corona deaths in the past week.

According to Brazilian media reports, the latest numbers of changes may be due to the government's counting system.

The new Marcelo Queiroga said he would check to see if the numbers had been artificially reduced.

In the


, 58,922 new corona cases and 778 deaths were reported on Wednesday after an infection.

That comes from data from the US disease agency CDC.

The seven-day incidence is therefore 118.6.