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Offbeat infection figures in Lower Saxony rise

13:50  14 september  2022
13:50  14 september  2022 Source:   pressfrom.com

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The Corona infection situation in Lower Saxony has further exacerbated in the weekly comparison. On Wednesday, the seven-day incidence was 294.4-a week ago, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) still specified the value for the federal state with 265.4. The incidence describes how many new infections were reported per 100,000 inhabitants within one week. Nationwide, 6178 confirmed new infections were reported. In addition, 21 other people died or with Covid-19.

Einem Jugendlichen wird ein Nasenabstrich für einen Corona-Test entnommen. © Philipp von Ditfurth/dpa/symbol image A young person is taken from a nose smear for a corona test.

The data currently does not fully depict the infection situation. Experts assume a high number of cases that are not captured by the RKI - especially because not all infected people can do a PCR test. Only positive PCR tests count in statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of daily values.

infection numbers continue to decline slightly in Lower Saxony

 infection numbers continue to decline slightly in Lower Saxony in Lower Saxony, the Corona infection numbers have fallen slightly again. On Wednesday, the seven-day incidence was 265.4-a week ago, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) had given the value for the federal state with 277.2. The incidence describes how many new infections were reported per 100,000 inhabitants within one week. At the beginning of August, the incidence in the country was still 557.5.

The hospitalization incidence is the decisive number to assess the Corona situation in Lower Saxony. It indicates how many patients each 100,000 inhabitants were added to hospitals within seven days with a corona infection. According to the state government, this value was 5.6 on Wednesday - a week ago it was 5.1. As a week ago, 2.3 percent of the intensive care beds were occupied by COVID 19 patients nationwide.

In comparison of the counties and independent cities, the Diepholz district reported the highest incidence with 468.2. The city of Emden recorded the lowest value with 186.5.

In the smallest state of Bremen, the seven-day incidence on Wednesday was 306.6-a week ago the value was 270.8. A total of 639 confirmed new infections were reported, and there were also 3 further deaths.

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