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RKI recommends vaccination “urgently”: Corona case numbers are significantly higher than in the same period of the previous year – knowledge

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In view of the spread of the corona virus in Germany, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has warned of a growing risk of infection. “With the current seven-day incidences, there is an increasing likelihood of infectious contacts,” said the latest weekly report from Thursday evening. It is “strongly recommended” to get vaccinated against Covid-19 and to ensure that you are fully vaccinated. What is meant is that you should also get the second injection, which is provided for almost all corona vaccines.

The possibility of booster vaccinations should be used by the groups to which the Standing Vaccination Commission recommends it, it said. If you have mild symptoms, you should stay at home and get tested, if possible with PCR, tweeted the RKI. This also applies to those who have been vaccinated. Contacts that are not necessary should be reduced and the rules of conduct for protection against infections should be strictly adhered to.

The RKI notes that the proportion of people who have been vaccinated has hardly increased in the past few weeks. Citing own calculations, it was said that a “pronounced effect” of the corona vaccination to prevent Covid 19 diseases and hospital admissions in Germany has been proven. The RKI compared the respective incidences in the unvaccinated and the fully vaccinated population.

Result: In the vaccinated population, both the weekly incidence of cases with symptoms and the incidence of hospital admissions were well below the respective values ​​of the unvaccinated population, it said. This applies to the two age groups analyzed (18 to 59 and from 60 years of age) and to the entire study period from mid-July to mid-October.

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Regarding the general corona situation, the report says that the rising trend of seven-day incidences became visible in all age groups last week. Abrupt increases also affect older people – in people over 90, for example, the seven-day incidence rose from 63 to 108 in a weekly comparison.

There has been another significant increase in outbreaks in old people’s and nursing homes and medical facilities, according to the RKI. “This year’s case numbers are significantly higher than in the same period last year.” Since the summer, the RKI has been emphasizing that it is expecting increasing numbers for autumn and winter.

On Friday morning, the RKI gave the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week at 139.2. For comparison: the previous day the value was 130.2, a week ago it was 95.1. The health authorities in Germany reported 24,668 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from the numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 8:52 a.m. A week ago the value was 19,572 infections.

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