In the live tape NDR.de will also inform you today – on Tuesday 24 May 2022 – about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic in Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Hamburg. You can see yesterday’s events in Blog from Monday Read.
The basics in a nutshell:
- The German Medical Association in Bremen advises about the consequences of the epidemic for children
- A teacher head accuses politicians of not being adequately prepared to confront Corona
- Confirmed new infections in the north: 7,621 in Lower Saxony3692 in Schleswig-Holstein, 2197 in Hamburg
- RKI: 64,437 new cases of corona infection nationwide Injury at 307.2
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Map: New infections in northern German provinces
Lower Saxony: 7,621 new cases of coronavirus have been reported
According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), 7,621 new cases of corona were recorded in Lower Saxony – this number also includes late reports from health authorities from the weekend. Last Tuesday, 12,183 new infections were recorded nationwide. According to the RKI, the seven-day infection rate in Lower Saxony is now 412.7 – up from 418.2 yesterday and 609.4 a week ago. With 13 more deaths, the total has risen to 9,232 since the pandemic began.
The German Medical Association advises the consequences of the epidemic on children
The repercussions of the Corona crisis on children and young people is a central theme of the German Doctors’ Day, which begins today in Bremen. The inauguration is expected to be attended by Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD). The German Medical Association had earlier called for special attention to the concerns of young people in the Corona strategy in the fall. President Dr. Klaus Reinhart and President of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Lothar Wheeler, are also expected to attend the noon press conference.
A teacher head accuses politicians of not being adequately prepared to confront Corona
The German teachers’ union is accusing politicians of not properly preparing schools for the upcoming school year when it comes to coronavirus. “Politicians are once again not doing their homework on the issue of epidemics and schools,” the association’s president, Heinz-Peter Medinger, told the German Liberation Network. “The course must now be selected so that safe lessons can be conducted in the next school year.” A double strategy is necessary: ”We must now do everything so that schools do not have to close again in the fall,” Medinger demanded. At the same time, schools must now be equipped in such a way that distance learning will certainly be successful. Currently, however, federal states lack the legal basis for ordering masks to be mandatory in schools across the board. “So the federal government should quickly amend the Infection Protection Act again. It would be negligent to wait until fall when the problems are already there.” The schools’ supply of fast internet is not being pushed fast enough. There is still a lack of professional IT support for schools, and the promised training courses for teachers are still not available.
The injury in Hamburg is now 332.9
According to the Robert Koch Institute, these are the current Corona numbers for Hamburg: including recent reports, 2,197 new cases of corona have been recorded in the Hanseatic city since Friday. The seven-day occurrence is now set as 332.9 (previous day: 273.4 / previous week: 455.2). With one more confirmed death linked to COVID-19, the total number has risen to 2,643. Around noon today, the Hamburg Health Authority will publish its weekly report on Corona numbers.
Since the social authority in Hamburg stopped publishing Corona data on a daily basis at the beginning of May, the NDR now publishes the current figures from the RKI in the Corona Index every day. The Hanseatic City Health Authority only gives an update on the occurrence of seven days and hospital use once a week – on Tuesdays. These data and values may differ from those of RKI.
The infection rate in Schleswig-Holstein continues to drop to 462.6
The authorities in Schleswig-Holstein recorded 3,692 new cases of corona since Friday. That reduces new cases from 545.2 on Friday to 462.6 now. 24 COVID-19 patients are being treated in the state’s intensive care units, and 11 of them require ventilation. The hospitalization rate is 2.51.
RKI: 64,437 new cases of corona nationwide – infection at 307.2
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) puts the nationwide seven-day rate of new infections per 100,000 residents this morning at 307.2. The value on the previous day was 312.1, and on Tuesday it was 437.6 (previous month: 807.0). Health authorities from the federal states reported 64,437 new coronavirus infections to the RKI within 24 hours (previous week: 86,252). Another 159 deaths related to corona injuries were also recorded. According to the RKI, 109,965 people have died from or from the virus in Germany since the start of the pandemic.
Data comparisons are only possible to a limited extent due to test behavior, late registrations, or transmission problems. In general, the number of new infections and deaths recorded varies greatly from day to day, as more and more federal states do not transfer to the RKI, especially on weekends, and report their cases later in the week.
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Corona live tape starts on Tuesday
Good morning from the NDR.de editorial team! Through our live tape, we would like to inform you today – Tuesday 24 May 2022 – of the effects of the Corona pandemic in northern Germany. Here you will find all the important news Monday through Friday as well as content from NDR radio and television programmes. You can see yesterday’s events in Read Monday’s blog.
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