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In Bavaria there is severe criticism of the requirement for partial vaccination. The infection rate continues to rise. Corona overview in Bavaria.

  • Lauterbach talks about a higher number of corona deaths: perhaps about 200,000 people have died in Germany from Covid since the beginning of the epidemic.
  • Holetschek calls for improvements in the law on protection against infection – otherwise he does not expect anything good for autumn.
  • Was there a secret cover at Easter? The infection rate again increased significantly.
  • In Bavaria there is criticism of the requirement for partial vaccination.

+++ School starts again after the Easter holiday – there is still a mandatory test. All the news in the new tape for Bayern Munich. +++

April 26 update: As nationwide, the 7-day infection rate in the free state has risen again: according to the RKI this morning, to 849.2. On April 25, the value was still at 802.4. However, it is unclear whether the data from health authorities show the actual infection status.

Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI – due to overwork by health authorities and because not all infected people have a PCR test – these are only counted in the statistics.

13,713 new cases of corona and 48 new deaths of Covid were recorded within one day. A week ago, those two numbers were 7,480 and five, respectively.

Corona scene from Munich: Infection increases again in April 2022. © Peter Knefell / D

Corona in Bavaria: severe criticism of the vaccination requirements related to the facility

April 25 update: The Bavarian State Nursing Office (LfP) criticizes the facility-related vaccination requirements that apply to nursing professions. This is what the head of the party, Achim Ole, said Augsburg in general. “The vaccination requirement related to the facility was introduced with the idea of ​​wanting to protect particularly vulnerable groups,” said the LfP chief. He thinks this makes sense.

However, it is unfortunate for him that the professional group of nursing staff is currently being selected. “Other professional groups have a similar vaccination rate, but no vaccination obligation for them. Of course, the overall commitment to vaccination will be consistent, and I hope it will eventually be implemented,” Uhl said of the paper.

Corona in Bavaria: the infection is on a slight rise

In Bavaria, the infection rate of corona increased again slightly for several days. According to the RKI, on Monday morning it was just below 802, after dropping to 741 the previous week. However, according to RKI, these numbers weren’t really meaningful due to the Easter holiday. In general, however, a slight downtrend can be observed by comparison. Before Easter, the infection rate was still over 900.

The district of Neustadt an der Eich Bad Windsheim had the highest rate. There are 1,467. The lowest incidence is in the city of Amberg at 454. In the city of Munich, the incidence is currently 619.5.

April 23 update: Off the list of hot spots in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The Supreme Administrative Court confiscated it on Friday. This was also confirmed by Bavaria’s Minister of Health Klaus Hollitschek (CSU), who had previously often criticized federal regulations. Regulation of the federal government’s hotspots is very weak. “Sponge formulations, which are legally useless, cannot be applied,” he said Friday evening.

The state parliament in Schwerin had already declared the entire federal state a hotspot on March 24 so that it could continue to maintain the expired coronavirus measures, such as the obligation to wear masks. In its ruling, the court held that a hotspot should have been identified individually for each administrative district and metropolitan area. This did not happen.

Corona in Bavaria: Holetschek calls for improvements to the law on protection against infection

According to a spokesperson, Holetschek classified the legal exit from the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania hotspot list as a defeat for Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD). The court’s decision shows that the federal government gave the states an inappropriate tool. “It was right that we did not declare Bavaria a hotspot in general.”

In the evening, the minister also called on the federal government to make major improvements to the Infection Protection Act in the fall, otherwise “I don’t expect anything good”. Without a general obligation to vaccinate and without the possibility of using Corona protection measures such as the obligation to wear masks, the requirement to maintain distance and the G regulations, “in autumn and winter, we run blind and defenseless in the next wave.”

First report from April 22: Munich – Soon they will end again, the Easter holidays. Last weekend’s time approached. For many short-term vacationers, it’s time to pack up and head home. But what happens if you bring Corona with you from your vacation in addition to souvenirs. That is why Bavaria’s Minister of Health Klaus Holleczyk (CSU) has made an urgent appeal to those returning from travel.

Corona in Bavaria: Holetschek appeals to holidaymakers on Easter to be careful

The risk of infection increases with travel and increased contact. So, for example, before returning to work after the vacation, more attention should be paid to possible symptoms”, stated a press release from the Ministry of Health on Friday. Holetschek was also quoted: “It is also important in general to stay at home if they are There are signs of illness that could indicate COVID-19. In addition, of course, tests should be used to ensure clarity – for our own benefit, but also to protect our fellow human beings.”

The minister draws a positive balance after lifting most of the Corona measures in early April. Despite the easing of Corona protection measures, there has not been a sharp increase in new infections so far. At the same time, the number of infected patients in hospitals decreased. But we still have to remain vigilant and careful. “But he immediately puts it in perspective. “We can take on a lot of normality again! But one thing is clear: less testing, especially during holiday times and public holidays like last Easter weekend.”

Corona in Bavaria: the infection has been increasing for days – and the number of Covid deaths is said to be much higher

Despite the long Easter holiday, the infection rate is slowly increasing again for several days. It is currently 733.4 nationwide and 780.8 in Bavaria. Thursday it was still 774.1 – Wednesday it was 768.9. However, the numbers must be approached with caution. Experts assume a large number of unrecorded cases, for example because not all affected people test for PCR. On Friday, the RKI reported 25,121 new cases of coronavirus in Bavaria. According to the information, 66 people with corona died within 24 hours. 245 on Friday (as of 8:05 a.m.) had Covid-19 in the intensive care unit in Bavaria.

You also have to be careful about the number of corona deaths, Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) said in a live broadcast during the “Ludwig-Erhard Summit” in Gmund am Tegernsee. New studies have also suggested underestimating reported mortality rates in developed countries. Accordingly, it can be a factor of 1.8 or 1.9 higher. If it is really in this dimension, one would have to assume that more than 200,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Germany in the past two years, according to the minister.

Corona in Bavaria: Lauterbach warns of a new subspecies of America

Lauterbach also warned against underestimating Corona. There will never be a Corona-free summer nearly like last year. Omicron is highly contagious for it. And in the United States, another, more contagious, type of vandalism is spreading. Lauterbach is particularly concerned about the mix of Omicron and Delta. You also have to factor in variants that are resistant to vaccination like Omicron, but go deep into lung tissue like the delta variant.

However, the Federal Minister of Health is also positive about the future. “I hope that doesn’t happen,” Lauterbach said. At the same time, he defended telling such “inconvenient facts”, even if this was met with criticism. “I am paid to present the truth in a way that is not exaggerated or unrealistically optimistic.” When he describes something like this, he also does so “so that we can prepare well”. New variants can now be identified very quickly and screened for mutations. (phone with dpa)

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