World Almost 20,000 new infections in Germany

10:25  05 november  2020
10:25  05 november  2020 Source:   dw.com

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The COVID-19 pandemic in Germany is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

The number of registered new corona infections has reached a new high. The Robert Koch Institute reports 19,900 new infections. Due to the many corona tests, the laboratories are very busy - with consequences.

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Corona laboratories are increasingly unable to keep up with evaluating tests. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), 69 laboratories reported a backlog of a total of 98,931 samples to be processed in the past calendar week (up to November 1). Two weeks earlier there were 52 laboratories with 20,799 samples to be processed, as can be seen from the RKI management report. According to the RKI, 55 laboratories recently named delivery difficulties for reagents for evaluating the tests, plastic consumables and pipette tips, among other things.

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"As the number of samples increases, as can currently be observed due to the wide range of indications, the average processing times also increase, with possible consequences for the timely communication of the result to the persons concerned, as well as a greater delay in reporting to the health department", writes the RKI. In the last few weeks there have been increasing reports from laboratories that are very much at the limit of their capacity. Among other things, it is "urgently necessary to prioritize the use of the tests with regard to the desired gain in knowledge depending on free test capacities".

Die Zahl der wöchentlich in Deutschland durchgeführten Corona-Tests stieg seit September um mehr als 400.000 © Sven Simon / picture – alliance The number of weekly corona tests carried out in Germany has increased by more than 400,000 since September

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The so-called positive rate for corona tests in Germany has meanwhile increased tenfold in the past two months. According to the RKI, around 7.3 percent of the tests hit in the 44th calendar week - the highest value since the first half of April. In the 35th calendar week 35 (until August 30th) it was still around 0.7 percent.

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New record values ​​

The number of weekly tests climbed significantly by more than 400,000 in the past two months. 191 laboratories recently reported around 1.6 million such laboratory tests in one week - a record for Germany. The development of the positive rate and number of tests is reflected in the strong increase in reported new infections over the course of weeks.

On this Thursday, the number of registered new corona infections reached a new high. According to the Robert Koch Institute, the health authorities in Germany reported 19,990 cases within one day. The RKI reported the highest value since the beginning of the pandemic last Saturday with 19,059 new cases.

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