“Nobody dies from Corona”: Pathologists refute the common thesis

More than 9,000 corona patients have died in Germany.  But did they die of the virus or was it just a side effect?  (Symbol image)More than 9,000 corona patients have died in Germany. But did they die of the virus or was it just a side effect? (Symbol image)
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1576 new corona infections registered in Germany

IWithin a day, the health authorities in Germany have, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported 1576 new corona infections early Wednesday morning. On Tuesday there were 1278. On Saturday, with 2034 new cases, the 2000 mark was exceeded for the first time since the end of April. The peak of new infections reported daily was at more than 6000 at the end of March / beginning of April. After the values ​​were still over 1000 in May, the number had tended to decrease and has been increasing again since the end of July.

Experts are concerned that there could be a sharp increase in the number of cases, which would affect the Health authorities pushes its limits in tracking chains of contagion. Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, at least 236,429 people in Germany have been shown to have been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus, as the RKI reported on the Internet on Wednesday morning (data as of August 26, 12.00 a.m.). The number of deaths related to a Corona-Infection is 9280 according to the RKI. Three more deaths have been reported since the previous day. According to RKI estimates, around 210,600 people had survived the infection by Wednesday morning.

According to RKI estimates in Germany, the number of reproductions, or R value for short, was 0.90 (previous day: 0.98). This means that one infected person infects slightly less than another person on average. The R-value represents the infection process from about one and a half weeks before. In addition, the RKI gives a so-called seven-day R in its current situation report. The value relates to a longer period and is therefore less subject to daily fluctuations. According to RKI estimates on Monday, this value was 0.92 (previous day: 0.97). It shows the infection process from eight to 16 days ago.

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1427 new infections registered in Germany

Das Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Berlin stated the number of people infected with the corona virus in Germany on Friday as 230,048 – an increase of 1427 since the previous day. The Johns Hopkins University (JHU), based in the US city of Baltimore, reported 231,305 infected people. The RKI, which only takes into account the electronically transmitted figures from the federal states and updates its list once a day, registered a total of 9260 deaths, seven more than the previous day. The JHU counted 9,263 dead.

The number of those who have recovered was initially not up-to-date – according to the RKI, it was around 204,800 on Thursday. The infection rate remained just above the critical mark of one. The number of new infections has thus remained relatively stable compared to the previous day. However, it is well above the thousand mark for the fourth day in a row. The previous highs for new infections in Germany had been almost 7,000 on some days at the end of March. The RKI provides detailed data on his website as well as in the dashboard linked there. The JHU publishes its detailed data On your webpage.

In Berlin are because of Corona– According to a report in the “Berliner Zeitung”, parts of the student body or school staff are currently in quarantine at 37 schools in the city. The newspaper refers to a list of the Senate school administration. It includes general education schools, and there are no official figures for vocational schools. The list is based on reports received by the school inspectorate by Thursday afternoon.

In most cases, only one student, one teacher or one teacher per facility is infected, so far there have been no confirmed cases of infection within a school. School Senator Sandra Scheeres (SPD) told the newspaper: “Almost two weeks after the start of the school year, we can see that the schools themselves are not a hotspot.” Infections are usually carried into the schools from outside.

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Around 9900 Corona-patients recover in the meantime

Das Corona-infection events has calmed down in the state of Hesse in the past few days, after three outliers just over a week. According to the 41 new cases on Friday, the health authorities have reported over night, just 24, as the Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) has announced. It is in Germany for the control of a disease is responsible. The increase in new infections is only just over 0.2 percent. Another case of death in connection with the pandemic in this region is complain, according to RKI. All in all, the records are since the beginning of died at the beginning of March officially, 506 people or Covid-19. On the other side of 9900 patients are considered as cured. On a case of death 19,5 Convalescent well.

Thorsten Winter

Business editor and Internet coordinator of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

When you look in the 21 counties and five cities in the state of Hesse, Hersfeld-Rotenburg, and the city of Offenbach on fall currently particularly. Only the osthessische circle and the neighboring city of Frankfurt in a loosening of the important value of a two-digit number. Hersfeld-Rotenburg is still suffering from a small wave of Infection among employees of Amazon. About three dozen employees is in the private circle with Covid-19. Since the district has relatively few inhabitants, this in the so-called Seven-day incidence of noticeable, are the new infections among 100,000 inhabitants within a week. Here is a 14 to beech stands.

A few infections, high incidence of

The city of Offenbach is a Twelve, Frankfurt on a Six. To the eye some of the Figures darting in the case of Offenbach: Since the beginning of March, 187 Corona have become from the city-infections known, from Frankfurt, by contrast, more than 1750. Only the circles of bird mountain and the Waldeck-Frankenberg reported less Infected. However, 15 of the 187 have been registered in the past seven days. The value leads to the comparatively high Incidence.

Critically it would, however, only when you Reach 50, because in this case, the authorities could take it back loose again, as outbreaks happen in North Rhine-Westphalia in the two counties due to mass Corona-the big butcher Tönnies. And to overwrite this brand, would need to Offenbach reports more than 65 new cases within a week, in Frankfurt even more than 350. Last it there were only 44. For five circles, and Wiesbaden is a Zero in the Seven-days-incidence of impact, as reported to the Ministry of social Affairs recently.

The number of people who have recovered from estimated

With a view on the number of Convalescent but note the following limitation: such As the RKI and the F. A. Z. said, it will collect data on the number of Recovering not officially. The survey was also not provided for in the law. “However, one can assume that at least in the cases where the most information has been determined, had no severe symptoms, and were not admitted to hospital, the fact that you are at the latest to recover after 14 days”, – stated in Berlin at the headquarters of the Institute. The RKI guess the number of Recovering only.

The RKI takes into account those cases, which were submitted on the day of 0.00. “For the presentation of new cases reported per day in the reporting date – the date on which the local health Department obtains knowledge about the case and him and electronically recorded,” reads the website of the Institute. Between the notification by Doctors and laboratories to the health Department and the Transfer of the cases to the competent state authorities and the RKI for a few days could pass. In such cases, the speech is by Reporting delays.

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The Frankfurt school must remain to

Schülerschaft and parents, as well as the College of Frankfurt, August-Jaspert-Schule have to wait. According to the Covid-19-Tests-to-week at the beginning of the primary school are yet a information of the Department of health to any Corona infections. Accordingly, the school must remain closed, as it is said in a published on the website Write. And: “it is Only when the written permission for the present re-opening, we can think of a phased resumption of classes. Here we have the fourth classes, particularly in view, in order to allow the students at least a personal goodbye.“

Thorsten Winter

Business editor and Internet coordinator of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

At the weekend, the school had reported your repeated closure due to Corona and upcoming Tests. The smears are now taken. Also, Otto-Hahn-school girls and boys and teachers had to be tested after it had been given the two Corona cases in the student body. This comprehensive school has not been closed, rather, the teaching was more in the learning groups that had no contact to the infected young people, according to the school. In the course of the week, the school Board fought back against rumours that were circulating, according to which there is no Corona-cases of the device. Rather, the information in the letter to Parents from Sunday the truth.

Down the new infections

Meanwhile, the disease control leading the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reports after the strong increase in a week, much less new infections for the state of Hesse. Overnight, the health authorities have communicated to him, therefore, 21 additional confirmed cases. Since the beginning of the pandemic in early March, the infections add up officially on 10.666; only 197 of which were registered in the past seven days. Approximately 9800 patients are considered as cured. Accordingly, approximately 870 infections are still active.

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According to the RKI, two other deaths are in conjunction with the pandemic. All in all, there are 505. On a Corona-victims in the state of Hesse 19,4 Convalescent come.

Number of Convalescent appreciated.

With a view on the number of Convalescent but note the following limitation: such As the RKI and the F. A. Z. said, it will collect data on the number of Recovering not officially. The survey was also not provided for in the law. “However, one can assume that at least in the cases where the most information has been determined, had no severe symptoms, and were not admitted to hospital, the fact that you are at the latest to recover after 14 days”, – stated in Berlin at the headquarters of the Institute. The RKI guess the number of Recovering only.

The RKI takes into account those cases, which were submitted on the day of 0.00. “For the presentation of new cases reported per day in the reporting date – the date on which the local health Department obtains knowledge about the case and him and electronically recorded,” reads the website of the Institute. Between the notification by Doctors and laboratories to the health Department and the Transfer of the cases to the competent state authorities and the RKI for a few days could pass. In such cases, the speech is by Reporting delays.

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Three dozen Corona-infections in the case of Amazon in Bad Hersfeld

In the past few days, the circle Hersfeld-Rotenburg with quite a lot of Corona is noticed infections. 27 of the cases were the start of a week for the past seven days to book; more recent data to give it against 14 o’clock from the country. Several messages are only available for the city of Frankfurt and the Offenbach district, but which have a greater number of inhabitants than the osthessische County with only about 120,000 men, women and children. Now the reason for the increase in Hersfeld is likely to be the Rotenburg clear: According to the operating supervisor of the trade Union Verdi, Amazon about three dozen infections. “30 to 40 is the right choice for everyone,” she said.

Thorsten Winter

Business editor and Internet coordinator of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

The works Council made at the request of the F. A. Z. for formal reasons, no details: The Chairman of the works Council, the speak for the workers ‘ representatives, was not there, it said. A request to the company remained until 12 o’clock without an answer.

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For the whole of the in the disease control leading the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported on the Morning of 35 new infections. The day before there had been only three new cases. The increase is 0.3 percent Since the beginning of March, the infections, the country add up to far on 10.613. You around 9800 patients are considered as cured. That’s 100 more than on Monday.

More good news: The RKI is no other case of death associated with the pandemic. It remains at 501 Corona-Sacrifice. Therefore, the ratio of people who have recovered from deaths increased from 19.3 to 19,56.

Meanwhile, have been tested in a Frankfurt school, those girls and boys as well as teachers who have had contact with two positively tested students. Results are not available yet, to know how it was. For this Tuesday, the city has also announced the Tests in a primary school. This school remained closed on Monday.

With a view on the number of Convalescent but note the following limitation: such As the RKI and the F. A. Z. said, it will collect data on the number of Recovering not officially. The survey was also not provided for in the law. “However, one can assume that at least in the cases where the most information has been determined, had no severe symptoms, and were not admitted to hospital, the fact that you are at the latest to recover after 14 days”, – stated in Berlin at the headquarters of the Institute. The RKI guess the number of Recovering only.

The RKI takes into account those cases, which were submitted on the day of 0.00. “For the presentation of new cases reported per day in the reporting date – the date on which the local health Department obtains knowledge about the case and him and electronically recorded,” reads the website of the Institute. Between the notification by Doctors and laboratories to the health Department and the Transfer of the cases to the competent state authorities and the RKI for a few days could pass. In such cases, the speech is by Reporting delays.

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New Corona cases in two schools in Frankfurt

Zwei in the Frankfurt schools report new Covid-19-cases. This school remains to be the start of the week closed. The number of Corona-victims in the state of Hesse has surpassed the mark of 500. The Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) has been reported over night is another death associated with the pandemic. Since the beginning of officially 501 deaths are to be deplored. You approximately 9700 patients are considered as cured. Mathematically 19,4 Convalescent come on a Corona-victims.

Thorsten Winter

Business editor and Internet coordinator of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

With the number of new cases going down after a strong increase in the last week now significantly. The RKI, the public health offices have reported only three infections. So few of us were last updated on 14. June has become known. 18. June, were reported by 54, and day 63 new cases. On Sunday it went up to 19 down. Since the beginning of the pandemic-records of the 2. March became 10.578 infections known. In the neighbouring Rhineland-Palatinate, the two million inhabitants has less than Hessen, it is well-6900.

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Meanwhile, two students of Otto-Hahn-Schule in Frankfurt’s district of Low-infected-Eschbach with the Covid-19 Virus, the school reported on its website. “The people affected directly by the health Department contacted and have received the necessary instructions,” it says at the Cooperative comprehensive school. Students and teachers of the concerned classes to be tested now. For all other learning groups in the classroom should take place as planned. This school is not so closed.

In the district of Bonames, August is not open-Jaspert-Schule due to a Corona case, at least for this Monday. Also at this elementary school Tests are: “It is envisaged that all the children of the school and all school-based employees on Tuesday, a swab in the school.”

With a view on the number of Convalescent but note the following limitation: such As the RKI and the F. A. Z. said, it will collect data on the number of Recovering not officially. The survey was also not provided for in the law. “However, one can assume that at least in the cases where the most information has been determined, had no severe symptoms, and were not admitted to hospital, the fact that you are at the latest to recover after 14 days”, – stated in Berlin at the headquarters of the Institute. The RKI guess the number of Recovering only.

The RKI takes into account those cases, which were submitted on the day of 0.00. “For the presentation of new cases reported per day in the reporting date – the date on which the local health Department obtains knowledge about the case and him and electronically recorded,” reads the website of the Institute. Between the notification by Doctors and laboratories to the health Department and the Transfer of the cases to the competent state authorities and the RKI for a few days could pass. In such cases, the speech is by Reporting delays.

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After dozens of new infections, only three new cases

Zwei in the Frankfurt schools report new Covid-19-cases. The number of Corona-victims in the state of Hesse has surpassed the mark of 500. The Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) has been reported over night is another death associated with the pandemic. Since the beginning of officially 501 deaths are to be deplored. You approximately 9700 patients are considered as cured. Mathematically 19,4 Convalescent come on a Corona-victims.

Thorsten Winter

Business editor and Internet coordinator of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

With the number of new cases going down after a strong increase in the last week now significantly. The RKI, the public health offices have reported only three infections. So few of us were last updated on 14. June has become known. 18. June, were reported by 54, and day 63 new cases. On Sunday it went up to 19 down. Since the beginning of the pandemic-records of the 2. March became 10.578 infections known.

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Meanwhile, two students of Otto-Hahn-Schule in Frankfurt’s district of Low-infected-Eschbach with the Covid-19 Virus, the school reported on its website. “The people affected directly by the health Department contacted and have received the necessary instructions,” it says. Students and teachers of the concerned class to be tested now. For all other learning groups in the classroom should take place as planned. In the district of Bonames, August is not open-Jaspert-Schule due to a Corona case, at least for this Monday. Here, too, Tests are: “It is envisaged that all the children of the school and all school-based employees on Tuesday, a swab in the school.”

With a view on the number of Convalescent but note the following limitation: such As the RKI and the F. A. Z. said, it will collect data on the number of Recovering not officially. The survey was also not provided for in the law. “However, one can assume that at least in the cases where the most information has been determined, had no severe symptoms, and were not admitted to hospital, the fact that you are at the latest to recover after 14 days”, – stated in Berlin at the headquarters of the Institute. The RKI guess the number of Recovering only.

The RKI takes into account those cases, which were submitted on the day of 0.00. “For the presentation of new cases reported per day in the reporting date – the date on which the local health Department obtains knowledge about the case and him and electronically recorded,” reads the website of the Institute. Between the notification by Doctors and laboratories to the health Department and the Transfer of the cases to the competent state authorities and the RKI for a few days could pass. In such cases, the speech is by Reporting delays.

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RKI warns of Corona Pause in front of Legionella risk


Especially in Hotels or sports facilities, it could come to the Corona-break in the sanitary facilities to be an increased Legionella risk, warns the RKI.
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After the week-long closure of Hotels, sports facilities and swimming pools warns the Robert Koch-Institute in front of a potential Legionella risk. Lack of maintenance could lead to the Corona break to increased growth of bacteria in drinking water systems.

Das the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) warns after week-long closure of Hotels, sports facilities and swimming pools in front of a potential Legionella risk. In the case of improper or lack of maintenance could be to come to the Corona-break increased growth of these bacteria in drinking water systems, the RKI in the “Epidemiological Bulletin”.

Legionella bacteria can cause human diseases – from flu-like ailments to severe lung inflammation. The pathogens are often transmitted by atomized water, such as in showers, Whirlpools, air-humidifier or water taps. Operators should ensure, prior to a re-opening of their drinking water systems, therefore, trouble-free operation, advises the RKI.

Also, Doctors should make sure that in the case of respiratory problems is currently a Legionella infection can be present. There are Test options.

Ideal growth conditions for Legionella bacteria at temperatures between 25 and 45 degrees Celsius. When water temperature is above 55 degrees, the growth of the germs, according to RKI inhibited information. In the case of more than 60 degrees, it come to the death of the germs.

Particularly susceptible to Legionella, people with a weakened immune system and certain underlying medical conditions such as Diabetes as well as heart and lungs are suffering. Also, smokers and elderly people are at more at risk. Men are affected two to three times as often as women. At about five to ten percent of the patients the disease is fatal.

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No more circles without new Corona cases within a week

GIn the past seven days, the district of Hersfeld-Rotenburg was considered a district without a new coronavirus case. Overnight he got rid of this nimbus again. Because there is a new infection in one of the local communities. This follows from the new bulletin of the Ministry of Social Affairs on the progress of the pandemic in Hesse. The Vogelsberg, which was without a new case for several days, is now rid of its white vest. Therefore, no district and no independent city in Hesse without a new infection within a week.

Thorsten Winter

Business editor and internet coordinator in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

Good news with a view to the new easing of the Corona rules: No district and no independent city nearly reaches the mark of 50 in the so-called incidence. These are the new cases among 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days. If this mark is exceeded in a district or one of the five independent cities, the authority could decide to take back easing in social and economic life.

The increase in coronavirus infections in Hesse accelerated slightly on Thursday compared to the previous days. But the rate remains below one percent. The Robert Koch Institute, which is responsible for disease control, has recorded 82 new cases since the middle of the week, 56 on the previous day; the Ministry of Social Affairs reports identical figures. That is an increase of 0.9 percent after 0.6 percent. As can be seen from the data set of the federal institute, RKI for short, there are four other corona victims between northern Hesse and the southern Odenwald. All in all, 423 deaths related to the Covid 19 pandemic have been recorded since the start of the recordings on March 2.

According to the RKI, a good 7,800 patients in Hessen are now considered to have recovered from their coronavirus infection. That is almost 100 more than the previous day. Around 7600 had been mentioned on Tuesday. It is no coincidence that the figures appear rounded, in contrast to the information on infections and deaths, but for a reason.

How the RKI of F.A.Z. reported, it does not officially collect data on the number of those recovered. The survey was also not provided for by law. “However, at least in the cases in which most of the information was ascertained, had no severe symptoms and were not admitted to a hospital, it can be assumed that they will have recovered after 14 days at the latest,” says Berlin. The RKI estimates the number of those recovered.

The Ministry of Social Affairs publishes a daily overview of the development of corona, broken down by district and independent city. It refers to RKI figures. Up until a few days ago, it also took into account data from the Hesse State Examination and Investigation Office in Health Care at the Gießen Regional Council, to which the health authorities must report the new cases. To ensure consistency, the ministry now only takes the RKI information.

You can find the current bulletin here.

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