The nationwide seven-day incidence of new corona infections has risen again.

As the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Tuesday morning, the value increased to 113.0.

The day before it was 110.1.

Accordingly, 10,473 new infections were registered within one day.

According to the information, the number of deaths in Germany in connection with a corona infection rose by 128 cases to 95,245.

According to the RKI, the total number of infections detected since the start of the pandemic is 4,483,203.

The incidence value, which indicates the number of new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days, has been rising continuously for a week and a half. Last Friday, the incidence exceeded 100 for the first time since May. The incidence value has long been the decisive variable for the corona measures taken by the federal and state governments. Because of the progress made in the vaccination campaign, other values ​​are now playing a bigger role, especially the number of corona patients in hospitals.

The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days - the most important parameter for a possible tightening of the corona restrictions - was given by the RKI on Tuesday at 2.95 (Monday: 2.77).

With the indicator it must be taken into account that hospital admissions are sometimes reported with delay.

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.

1.6 million people have booster vaccinations

In Germany, 66.3 percent of people are now vaccinated against the corona virus.

That is around 55.1 million people, as the RKI reports.

According to this, 76.8 percent of all adults and 40.3 percent of adolescents between 12 and 17 have full vaccination protection.

Almost 57.5 million people or 69.2 percent of the total population were vaccinated against corona at least once.

1.6 million people have received a booster vaccination so far.

On average, around 125,000 Covid vaccinations per day were given in Germany in the past seven days - on Monday there were 96,000, including around 38,000 second vaccinations and 36,000 booster vaccinations.

The RKI assumes that more people among adults are probably vaccinated than the data suggest.

In a report at the beginning of October, for example, it was said that the rate for people who were once and completely vaccinated from the age of 18 could be up to 5 percentage points higher.

The Standing Vaccination Committee recommends booster vaccinations for people aged 70 and over, caregivers and health professionals who have direct contact with patients, people who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and people with weakened immune systems.

Call for booster vaccinations

In view of rising corona incidences, politicians and experts are in favor of even more third-party vaccinations against Covid-19 for the elderly and risk groups.

The so-called booster vaccinations can usually be given six months after the second spike so that further antibodies are formed.

"Booster vaccinations for the vulnerable groups are urgently needed, especially in view of the increasing numbers," said Dirk Heinrich, Federal Chairman of the Virchow Association of Resident Doctors, of the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung.

"Unfortunately, this is not uniformly regulated nationwide, so that there are delays in some places."

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