Nearly 30% of newly confirmed cases in Germany are infected with mutant strains, border control extended to early March
(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Nearly 30% of newly confirmed cases in Germany were infected with mutant strains to extend border control to early March
China News Service, Berlin, February 23 (Reporter Dawei Peng) German Registered Medicine The Association of Laboratories (ALM) said on the 23rd that mutant strains of the new coronavirus are continuing to spread in Germany. Nearly 30% of the newly detected cases in the past week were infected with the mutant strains first discovered in the UK. The German Ministry of Interior announced on the same day that it will extend border control measures with the Czech Republic and Austria’s Tyrol until March 3.
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The number of newly confirmed diagnoses and deaths announced by the German disease control agency that day were 3883 and 415 respectively. According to real-time data from Germany’s “Times Online”, as of 22:24 local time on the 23rd, Germany had a total of 2,405,953 confirmed cases, 2,207,322 cured, and 69,314 deaths. As of the same day, Germany has received 5220336 doses of new crown vaccine, of which 3,413,730 people have received the first dose and 1,806,606 people have received the second dose.
The chairman of the German Association of Registered Medical Laboratories, which represents more than two hundred medical laboratories across Germany, Michael Muller, said on the same day that while the positive rate of tests in Germany fell in the past few weeks, the number of confirmed cases The proportion of infection with mutant strains of the new coronavirus is rising. He said that nearly 30% of the confirmed cases detected in the past week were infected with the “B.1.1.7” strain first discovered in the UK. This ratio is significantly higher than the 22% that the German CDC announced a week ago. Michael Muller also predicts that this proportion will rise further.
A spokesperson for the German Interior Ministry confirmed that day that Germany will extend border control measures with the Czech Republic and Austria’s Tyrol until March 3. Previously, the German federal government designated parts of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria’s Tyrol as “new crown virus mutation areas” and adopted temporary restrictions on the entry of most people from these places.
While all walks of life in Germany are arguing about the “unblocking” roadmap, the Robert Koch Institute, the German disease control agency, announced a plan to “unblock” the country in four steps. . The plan proposes to increase the proportion of severely ill patients with new coronary disease in the national intensive care bed and the number of newly hospitalized patients over 60 years old every week in addition to the indicator of “the average number of newly diagnosed diagnoses per 100,000 people in seven days” currently observed. , The proportion of close contacts that can be traced and other three indicators. (End)