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World omikron variant now dominates in Germany

12:45  14 january  2022
12:45  14 january  2022 Source:   dw.com

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 virologist Radest warns of Deltakron: Omikron - as the name of the new virus variant for the first time popped up in November, there was uncertainty. But the more people infect, the more insights there is about Omikron, for some time, it is also the dominant variant in Germany. Some experts should be sure if they could be the beginning of the end of the pandemic.

The high-beginning omikron variant of the coronavirus is wide in Germany. The incidence value reaches record level. Nationwide, however, there are big differences.

Bei vollständig gegen das Virus Geimpften verläuft eine Omikron-Infektion nach Angaben der Mediziner deutlich milder © Michael Sohn / AP Photo / Picture Alliance When completely against the virus vaccinated a omikron infection according to the physician is clearly milder

Even in Germany, Omikron is now the dominant variant of the coronavirus. As the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) holds in its current weekly report, the proportion of all delivered cases was 73 percent in the first calendar week of this year. Nationwide, however, there are still great differences here. For example, according to RKI, the Omikron share was only eleven percent and in Bremen at 96 percent in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

IOC: Do not worry about omikron cases

 IOC: Do not worry about omikron cases The rising number of omikron cases in China, according to the IOC, has no impact on the Winter Olympics. © Zhang Chenlin / Xinhua / DPA The rising omikron cases would not have an impact on the upcoming games according to the IOC. "We do not worry that this could influence the games," said Pierre Ducrey, at the International Olympic Committee responsible for the organizational processes at the games.

The Berlin Institute warns, in the next few weeks, in Germany with a strong increase in infections also in vaccinated and geneses expect. At the same time, the RKI turns on it, first studies suggested a lower proportion of hospital instructs compared to infections with the delta variant in infected with full vaccination. For a final evaluation of the severity of the diseases by the omikron variant, the data situation is not sufficient.

medical physicians warn against rapid tests as a means of the most openest

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In view of the dominance of the new variant, the representative of the German domestic doctors, Ute Teichert, antigen-fast test as Means for freestest for infected isolation for unsuitable. "As long as it is open, which rapid tests reliably recognize the omikron variant, it is problematic to set as an alternative to PCR tests as an alternative to the freestest of infected speed tests," said the Chairman of the Federal Association of Doctors of the Public Health Service (Bvögd) Newspapers of the funk media group. "If the PCR tests as expected are almost , we control a difficult situation."

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 is the chaos at the Handball European Championship only the beginning? There, since January 19, 2022, the retreat of the German national team threatens. The leaders are still advised. In football, the Karlsruhe SC relies on the training, even at FC St. Pauli, the concern is great in front of a new omikron outbreak. © DPA Handball National Christoph Steinert, here on January 16, 2022 in the European Championship game against Austria, Corona has.

According to the new quarantine rules on which federal and state governments have agreed, infected and contact persons can usually be released after seven days using PCR test or certified rapid test and the time limit thus shorten by three days.

Ein negativer Antigen-Schnelltest © Jakub Porzycki / Nurphoto / Picture Alliance A negative antigen quick test

Teichert warns with regard to the highly rising infection numbers in front of a loss of control of health insurance offices in the infection data. If the staff is not significantly increased significantly at short notice, "we have no clear overview in the next few weeks," she said. Many offices have already had to restrict contact tracking.

The incidence value for corona new infections achieved a new maximum. The RKI announces the seven-day incidence this Friday with 470.6. On Thursday, the value, which quantifies the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants, was still 427.7. Overall, the authorities reported 92,223 new corona cases, also a record. On Friday a week ago 56,335 new infections were registered in Germany.

SE / FAB (DPA, AFP, RTR, RKI)

with Omicron, fewer resuscitation patients, and less stays at .
Hospital if it is much more contagious than the delta variant, Omicron causes less symptoms of respiratory distress and therefore sends fewer patients in services critical care. © AFP.com/sebastien Bozon A patient with COVID-19 is elongated at the Hospital Pasteur in Colmar, in eastern France, April 22, 2021 the first estimates of OMICRON and intensive care passages seem to be confirmed with time.

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