RKI sees start of fourth pandemic wave in Germany

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According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the fourth wave in the coronavirus pandemic has begun in Germany. The proportion of positive samples among PCR tests in laboratories had risen from four to six percent within a week by mid-August, according to the institute’s latest weekly report released yesterday evening. Infections primarily affected younger age groups, it said. “This now clearly shows the beginning of the fourth wave, which is gaining momentum, particularly due to infections within the young adult population,” the report said.

The RKI continues to assess a risk to the health of people in Germany who have not yet been vaccinated or have only been vaccinated once as high overall. For the fully vaccinated, the researchers classify it as moderate.

Similar to summer 2020 – only five weeks earlier
Already since the beginning of July, there has been a renewed increase in the 7-day incidence in Germany, especially in the ten- to 49-year-old age groups, the analysis says. A similar increase in this population group had been observed in the summer of 2020 – but only five weeks later, i.e., at the end of September to the beginning of October. At that time, vaccination coverage was not yet available. So far this summer, the more contagious delta variant has dominated – now at 99 percent.

The 7-day incidence in Germany is currently around 44 cases per 100,000 inhabitants – but with strong regional fluctuations. Overall, 63.7 percent of the population has received at least one vaccination against Covid-19. 58.2 percent have been fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The RKI’s weekly report is published on a delayed basis. Most of the results in the latest analysis relate to data from the first week of August.

  • source: ORF.at/agencies/picture: pixabay.com
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