Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated in Germany, which has been hit hard by previous waves. This Monday it recorded 9,658 cases of infection, up from 3,085 a week earlier. In addition, the incidence rate for the last seven days has been 154.8 per 100,000 people, up from 110.1 last Monday, according to the Robert Koch Health Monitoring Institute.
Hospital admissions of severely ill Govt-19 patients increased by 40% in seven days, according to the Society of German Hospitals, most of whom were not vaccinated. For intensive care, the increase in cases is 15%.
The warning is also turned off as sources of pollution appear in nursing homes. At a company in the Mecklenburg-Pomerania area, 66 of the 83 residents were affected and 14 died, possibly as a result of a party organized in early October, following a wave of epidemics. Only 6% of residents were not vaccinated, but one in three workers did not receive the dose, which undoubtedly accelerated pollution.
President Angela Merkel, who has been managing the country’s current affairs until Social Democrat Olaf Scholes forms a new government, issued a warning from the G20 summit in Rome this weekend. “I am very concerned about the current evolution in hospitals and the number of deaths (…) should worry all of us,” he said.