The nationwide seven-day incidence of new corona infections has fallen slightly for the first time in days.

As the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Tuesday morning, citing information from the health authorities, the incidence is now 83.8 corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days.

The previous day the value was 84.3, a week ago it was 74.8.

Most recently, the incidence fell slightly a week ago on Tuesday.

6726 new infections were reported within 24 hours.

A week ago, 5,750 had been registered.

59 other people died according to the information in connection with a corona infection.

The number of deaths in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic is now 92,413, according to the RKI, a total of 4,017,116 infections with Sars-CoV-2 were detected.

According to the RKI, the number of those who have recovered is around 3,783,800.

The incidence has been rising continuously for weeks.

The incidence of new infections has so far been the basis for many corona restrictions in the pandemic, for example as part of the federal emergency brake that expired at the end of June.

In the future, other values ​​such as the number of hospital admissions are to be taken more into account.

Number of hospitalized less than the day before

The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was given by the RKI in its management report on Monday at 1.64 (Friday 1.83).

A nationwide threshold value from when the situation can be viewed critically is not provided for the incidence of hospitalization, among other things because of large regional differences.

The previous high was around 15.5 around Christmas time.

The seven-day incidence is calculated according to RKI information on the basis of the reporting date to the local health department.

According to this, an average of about ten days elapse between an infection and hospitalization, so this value reflects the infection situation with a noticeable delay.

According to the RKI, Germany is now in the fourth corona wave.

Younger age groups are also badly affected this time.

Only a good 61 percent of people in Germany are currently fully vaccinated against the coronavirus - from the point of view of experts, far too little to get the pandemic under control.

Use integration courses for vaccination advertising

The Federal Government's Integration Commissioner, Annette Widmann-Mauz, therefore wants to use integration courses to increase the corona vaccination rate. "Integration courses must be used to provide information about the corona vaccination and to make a low-threshold vaccination offer," said the CDU politician to the editorial network Germany. "There are numerous ways in which this can be achieved, from pointing out the vaccination bus in front of the door, through cooperation with communal vaccination offers, to the vaccination doctor who visits the course directly."

One must now mobilize all forces to increase the willingness to vaccinate in the population. Because the more people got vaccinated now, the safer you can get through autumn and winter, said Widmann-Mauz. People have to be reached where they actually are: "Whether shopping, at the doctor, in the pharmacy or in the integration course".

After the vaccination centers in Germany are closed, doctors in private practice are also supposed to vaccinate the vaccine from the US manufacturer Moderna. “We will also be able to deliver the Moderna vaccine to doctors' practices from October. I'm very sure of that, ”says Thomas Preis, head of the North Rhine Pharmacists' Association, the Rheinische Post newspaper. This is important so that first or follow-up vaccinations with Moderna can also take place in the doctor's offices. At the moment, the Moderna vaccine is only inoculated in the vaccination centers and clinics.

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