(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Germany has added more than 100,000 new diagnoses for three consecutive days, and the Berlin incidence rate index ranks first

  China News Agency, Berlin, January 21 (Reporter Peng Dawei) The number of newly confirmed cases of new crown infections in Germany has exceeded 100,000 for the third consecutive day, and has once again refreshed the extreme value since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic.

The number announced by the country's disease control agency on the 21st exceeded 140,000 for the first time, reaching 140,160.

Among Germany's 16 federal states, Berlin and Bremen tied for the first place with a morbidity index of 1,258, far exceeding the national average of 706.3.

  The German disease control agency Robert Koch Institute announced on the 21st that the number of new diagnoses and the number of new deaths were 140,160 and 170, respectively.

Among them, the number of new diagnoses in a single day has exceeded 100,000 for the third consecutive day and has successively refreshed the extreme value since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic.

As of that day, a total of 8,460,546 people have been diagnosed and 116,485 people have died.

Among them, the "average cumulative number of newly confirmed cases per 100,000 people in seven days" (incidence rate index), which is officially used to monitor the severity of the epidemic, rose to 706.3 on the same day, which also refreshed the extreme value since the epidemic for several consecutive days.

The number of patients requiring intensive care in the ICU decreased by 29 from the previous day to a total of 2,418.

As of that day, a total of 161.1 million doses of the new crown vaccine have been vaccinated in Germany, and a total of 60.9 million people have been fully vaccinated, accounting for 73.2% of the country's total population; 41.2 million people have received booster shots, accounting for 49.6% of the total population.

  Berlin and Bremen are two city-states in Germany's 16 states, of which Berlin has a population of 3.66 million, ranking first in Germany.

The incidence rate index of the states released by the Robert Koch Institute on the same day showed that Berlin and Bremen were 1258.3 and 1258.7 respectively, tied for the first place in Germany.

The incidence index in Berlin the previous day was 1154.2.

  German medical experts predict that the current round of the epidemic in the country will usher in a peak in the next few weeks.

Christian Karajanides, head of the ICU statistical system at the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI), warned that although the Omicron strain mainly attacks the upper respiratory tract, its symptoms are more severe than those of the delta strain. Light, but that doesn't mean Omicron "has become milder".

  Karajanides pointed out that Omicron can still cause lung disease and the number of patients requiring hospitalization is higher than during the delta strain.

Infection with the Omicron strain not only causes lung disease, but can also trigger blood clots, he said.

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