In the live ticker, NDR.de will also inform you today – on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 – about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic for Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Hamburg. For reading: Monday’s blog.
The essentials in brief:
- Bundestag votes on entry rules, information requirements and indicators
- Federal states agree Quarantine rules in schools
- RKI registers 6,726 new infections nationwide – the incidence drops to 83.8
- Confirmed New Infections in the North: 171 in Schleswig-Holstein, 429 in Lower Saxony
Tables and graphics: This is how the vaccination campaign is going in the north
Map: New infections in the northern German districts
Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians: Vaccination free of charge even for those who are not insured
Even those who are not insured can have themselves vaccinated against Covid-19 free of charge from resident doctors. The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV) has her Information material for practices in this regard clarified at the request of Doctors of the World. Background: Many people with no or without full health insurance cover shy away from going to a doctor’s office for fear of possible costs. The barriers are particularly high for people without a regulated residence status who have to expect deportation if they apply for treatment to be reimbursed. The reason for this is Section 87 of the Residence Act, which obliges social welfare offices to register people without papers with the immigration authorities.
Pharmacists Association: Family doctors will soon be able to vaccinate with Moderna
After the vaccination centers in Germany are closed, doctors in private practice are also supposed to vaccinate the vaccine from the US manufacturer Moderna. “We will also be able to deliver the Moderna vaccine to doctors ‘practices from October onwards. I’m very sure of that,” says Thomas Preis, head of the North Rhine Pharmacists’ Association, of the Rheinische Post newspaper. This is important so that first or follow-up vaccinations with Moderna can also take place in the doctor’s offices. At the moment, the Moderna vaccine is only inoculated in the vaccination centers and clinics.
Statistics from MV: Unvaccinated people are ten times more likely to be infected than those who have been vaccinated
The number of so-called breakthroughs in vaccination, in which people were infected with the corona virus despite a complete vaccination, is increasing noticeably in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, but remains low when measured against the number of people vaccinated. According to the data from the State Office for Health and Social Affairs (Lagus), 43 such cases were registered in July and 234 in August. The proportion of the demonstrably infected out of the total of 966,000 people in the country who were completely vaccinated by the end of August was therefore just under 0.03 percent for these two months. According to Lagus, the number of corona infections found in non-vaccinated people was around 250 in July and around 1,500 in August. According to the available data, the proportion of those verifiably infected with corona among the approximately 642,000 non-vaccinated persons was almost 0.3 percent, i.e. about ten times higher.
429 new infections in Lower Saxony – incidence drops slightly
The Robert Koch Institute reported 429 new infections with the corona virus confirmed by laboratory diagnostics for Lower Saxony today (previous week: 320) – there were also four other corona deaths. The number of people who died in connection with the virus in Lower Saxony is therefore 5,865. The seven-day incidence falls slightly on the national average to 71.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (previous day: 72.5 cases).
Fewer foreign tourists in Lower Saxony
In the corona pandemic, significantly fewer foreign tourists came to Lower Saxony last year. According to data from the State Statistical Office, the number of guest arrivals and overnight stays fell by more than half compared to 2019. According to this, 594,000 guests came to Lower Saxony from abroad – this corresponds to a decrease of 63.2 percent. Foreign tourists booked 1.78 million overnight stays. That was 55.5 percent less than in 2019. However, the tourists stayed a little longer. The average length of stay increased by half a day to 3.0. As before, Lower Saxony was mainly visited by the Dutch, Danes, Poles and Swiss. In any case, 93 percent of overnight stays by foreign guests were made by holidaymakers from a European country. The USA was the most important country of origin for holidaymakers outside of Europe.
RKI registers 6,726 new infections nationwide – the incidence drops to 83.8
The seven-day incidence of new corona infections in Germany has fallen slightly. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in the morning, it was 83.8 – the previous day the value was 84.3, a week ago it was 74.8. The health authorities reported 6,726 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. A week ago the value was 5,750 infections. According to the new information, 59 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours (previous week: 60). The number of people who died in Germany with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 92,413.
Bundestag votes on entry rules, information requirements and indicators
Today the Bundestag is finally discussing changes to the Infection Protection Act. It is planned that people entering Germany will in future always have to have proof of a vaccination, health status or a negative corona test. The planned obligation to provide information about the vaccination status of employees in schools, daycare centers, nursing homes and shelters for the homeless and asylum is also to be agreed. In addition, Parliament should vote on a change in the indicators for assessing the pandemic situation. In the future, the hospitalization rate should be a key benchmark when imposing corona measures. Before the votes, there is a three-hour debate on “the situation in Germany” on the Bundestag’s agenda – there too it will probably be about the corona pandemic, among other things.
171 new infections registered in Schleswig-Holstein
Within one day, 171 new infections with the corona virus were reported in Schleswig-Holstein. A week ago it was 155. The seven-day incidence per 100,000 population rose slightly to 50.8. As can also be seen from the data from the state registration office, five more corona deaths were reported in Schleswig-Holstein. 19 people are in an intensive care unit in connection with a corona infection.
Federal states agree on quarantine rules in schools
the Health ministers of the federal states yesterday came out in favor of simpler quarantine rules for corona cases in schools. In principle, the whole class should no longer be quarantined in the event of an infection, according to their decision. Children who are close contacts should be in quarantine – if they do not develop symptoms, they can go back to school after five days with a negative test. Vaccinated or recovered children no longer have to be quarantined. However, the health authorities should be able to decide differently in individual cases. So far, the countries have been proceeding differently. Sometimes only people sitting next to you are quarantined, sometimes entire classes.
“Germany speaks” campaign: Should there be compulsory vaccination for adults?
With a view to the federal election on September 26th, the NDR is taking part in the “Germany speaks” campaign. It brings people together for a conversation who have different opinions on political issues. Would you like to have a discussion with someone whose views you have not yet understood? Take part!
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Service: Determine the incidence value for your place of residence
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NDR.de live ticker starts on Tuesday
The editors of NDR.de wish you a good morning! We will keep you up to date on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in northern Germany on Tuesday, September 7th. In the ticker you will find all the important news and also content from the NDR radio and television programs.
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