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"Old-age cases at all-time high"

136,748 corona cases were reported to the RKI yesterday.

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"Old-age cases at all-time high"

136,748 corona cases were reported to the RKI yesterday.

In the previous week comparison, there is a relatively small plus of two percent.

The low daily value of 4766 cases reported for Lower Saxony plays a role here. There is probably a significant underreporting here. Because the comparison with the previous week or other federal states suggests a value that is two to three times higher.

Lower Saxony is also the only federal state in which the 7-day incidence is falling significantly today.

The nationwide incidence continues to rise, from 788 to 800 (799.9 to be exact), reaching the highest level since April 28.

The number of urban and rural districts with an incidence of less than 500 continues to fall - to just 30.

A week ago, 278 of the 412 districts were below this threshold.

The protection of the particularly vulnerable age group 80 has so far been reasonably successful in the pandemic crisis.

With 3.7 percent of the reported cases, the over 80-year-olds are at least significantly underrepresented compared to their share of the total population (7.1 percent).

In the current autumn wave, however, the very old are noticeably affected.

On Monday, 10,945 cases aged 80 and over were reported, more than at any time since the pandemic began.

The number was also significantly higher on Tuesday with 7992 cases (a year ago, for comparison, there were 224).

The proportion of the 80 in the new cases was around six percent on both days.

This is a level last seen in early March 2021, at a time when vaccines were still scarce.

It was perhaps to be expected that the proportion of the very old among the new cases would increase - among other things because of the relaxed test regime in schools.

But why the absolute number of those affected reaches a record level early in the autumn wave can only be speculated about.

199 corona deaths were reported to the RKI yesterday, 71 more than a week ago.

Every day we hear the new Corona case numbers. But what do they mean, where are we in the pandemic and what is the trend? Olaf Gersemann explains and evaluates the current figures briefly and concisely - every morning anew.

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