In view of the increasing number of infections, Bavaria is restarting all of its corona vaccination centers.

"We firmly believe that boosters are the best protection," said Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) on Tuesday after the cabinet meeting in Munich.

The vaccination centers should write directly to all people over 60 years of age, but there is no order.

"Anyone who comes will be vaccinated - no one will be turned away," said Söder.

The CSU boss also announced stricter controls of the 2-G and 3-G regulations that have been in force in Bavaria since Tuesday.

The police should impose direct fines and be able to order temporary closings in the event of repeated violations.

Since the hospital traffic light has now turned red, the 3-G rule at work applies in Bavaria.

Many events are only open to those who have been vaccinated or who have recovered.

“3G plus” applies in restaurants and for services that are close to the body - anyone who has not been vaccinated or recovered must submit a PCR test.

In schools, masks must also be worn again - this obligation is to be extended until further notice.

Söder was concerned about the "very, very serious" situation. He warned that due to the situation in the hospitals, “the disaster case” might have to be declared during the week. That would only happen if moving patients from crowded hospitals to other hospitals became more difficult. It means “not a general catastrophe”, but primarily that it would be easier to relocate with clear instructions, said Söder.

He called the submission of the potential traffic light coalition in the federal government on Monday a "first aid kit", but not a comprehensive concept.

Again he called for a federal-state conference.

Söder also urged everyone who was still unsure about getting vaccinated.

This is a “solidarity” task.

"You can see here on some: It left no damage," said Söder, turning to Zweifler.

Everyone who wants to be vaccinated now is warmly welcome.

Seven-day incidence rises to new high

Meanwhile, the nationwide seven-day incidence of new corona infections has continued to rise after the previous high on Monday.

As the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Tuesday morning, citing data from the health authorities, the value increased to 213.7 after the previous day, at 201.1, the highest level since the start of the pandemic in Germany had been reported.

Saxony has the highest incidence of the federal states with a value of 483.7, followed by Thuringia (439.3) and Bavaria (348.0).

The lowest incidences are in Schleswig-Holstein (77.0), Bremen (87.8) and Lower Saxony (103.1).

The seven-day incidence indicates the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days.

The high until November 7, 2021 was reached on December 22, 2020 at 197.6.

At that time, however, far fewer people were vaccinated in Germany.

In the months that followed, the incidence fell again, falling below a hundred on May 14, 2021;

on October 23, the value was in the three-digit range for the first time and has climbed steadily since then.

According to the latest information from the RKI, 21,832 new coronavirus infections and 169 new deaths related to the virus were recorded within 24 hours.

A week ago there were 10,813 infections and 81 deaths.

The total number of registered cases of infection in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic rose to 4,804,378, the total number of recorded deaths in connection with a corona infection to 96,727.

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 Monday as 3.93 (Friday: 3.91).

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 the past Christmas season.