The number of New infections is approaching 1000 – R-value is under 1

The Corona-pandemic keeps the world in suspense: More than 17 million people have been infected with the Coronavirus, 213.348 of them in Germany. The United States reported almost daily new record numbers. The latest news on Corona-crisis in Germany, Europe and the world read in the News-Ticker of FOCUS Online.

Corona-News from Germany and around the world – the top stories: Spahn: health with 1000 new infections a day deal (22.22 PM) British government bought 50 million for hospitals unsuitable protective masks (21.31 PM) Federal States reported nearly 1,000 new infections (19.41 hours), and Munich study is based Streeck-testimony to the danger of Infection by children (18.14 PM)

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Researchers calculate the grim scenario for the United States mask duty would save many lives

06.19 PM: To December may after a widely acclaimed model in the United States a total of almost 300,000 people, after an infection with the Coronavirus to die. The approximately 140,000 Deaths would be more than currently. If 95 percent of the people deceiving the Public always masks, could the number of victims to 1. December with about 228,000, to be significantly lower, said the researchers at the Institute IHME at the University of Washington in Seattle on Thursday.

The model of the Institute feared now to 1. December 295.000 Dead. Prior to the recent sharp increase in new infections in the USA, the model 1 had. November expected around 230,000 dead.

"We are experiencing in the United States, a Achterbahnfahrt", Institute Director Christopher Murray said. Once the infections in an area to rise dramatically, people wear masks, and the necessary caution to follow measures, as soon as the Situation relax, available evaporating, but also caution again, as Murray criticized. "This of course leads to more infections. And perhaps the deadly cycle begins again from the vorne", he said.

Baden-Württemberg: Also after the summer holiday, no mask compulsory in schools

Friday, 7. August, 06.12 PM: Also, after the summer vacation, to it is in baden-württemberg schools no mask duty in class. "I think that for pedagogical reasons, little of a mask mandatory in Unterricht", Minister of culture, Susanne Eisenmann, the German press Agency said. Just in the classroom, it is important to be able to communicate clearly. "Imagine, for instance, the teaching of French with a mask, which is already schwierig", Eisenmann said. Getty Images/izusek experts are calling for a prevention concept for the return to school.

There is, however, after the summer holidays from grade five, and secondary schools, a mask of duty on movement areas, such as the school hallways, the auditorium and the toilets. In primary schools masks were not mandatory, even after the holidays, said Eisenmann North Rhine-Westphalia has announced so far the only state, a mask is mandatory in the classroom. Baden-Württemberg takes this year as the last state, after the summer holidays, the regular operation of the school.

Scientists, like the Charité-virologist Christian Drosten, and the President of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Lothar Wieler, contradict, however, the reading iron man and many other Ministers of education. In a statement, the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Halle, you suggest that in Germany’s schools from the fifth grade on in class mask is worn, if there is not enough distance is possible. The education and science trade Union (GEW) called Eisenmann, the recommendations of the science to implement.

Spahn: health care can deal with 1000 new infections a day

22.22 PM: Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn, has the recent increase in the Corona cases made it clear that he is currently no critical threshold exceeded see. "At the Moment, we are, in each case in an order of magnitude, with the health care and the public health service to deal kann", the CDU-politician said on Thursday in the ZDF-"Today Journal". "If we stabilize ourselves now at a certain level, then we can deal with it. If the Numbers continue to rise, then it’s up to us all to pay attention in everyday life to each other and to not make further measures necessary."

Most recently, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) was registered for the first time in three months, more than 1000 new infections within 24 hours. The health authorities in Germany were reported to the RKI therefore, 1045 new Corona infections within a day, as it was called early Thursday morning. An evaluation of FOCUS Online by the Thursday evening also revealed that the health authorities in the countries were re-discovered nearly 1000 new infections (see entry 19.41 PM).

Spahn underscore the line, in the case of the cases, especially on regional measures. On the question of when the new restrictions would be necessary, said Spahn, there is "the a number, to which everything is reduced kann". "It is the increase in factor – how much the dynamic of the infection is going to happen? It is the absolute number of infections. With the 1000 new infections per day, the health care system can handle."

The British government bought 50 million for hospitals unsuitable protective masks

21.31 PM: The problems of the British government in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, not tear down. As on Thursday it became known, has not purchased the Ministry of health in London, 50 million protective masks for use in hospitals suitable. The court documents available to the German press Agency.

The non-governmental organisation Good Law Project accuses the government in the process, to have the purchase of protective equipment in pandemic against competition rules. In a Letter to the lawyers of the government admit that 50 million protective masks are not suitable for use in the National health service NHS, because they are secured with rubber bands on the ears instead of behind the head. This is not to ensure that the masks fit snugly enough, so the justification. dpa/Evening Standard/Jeremy Selwyn/PA Wire/dpa , Boris Johnson admits mistake in dealing with the pandemic, a.

According to the estimate of the Good Law Project were spent for the masks between 156 and 177 million pounds (the equivalent of about 173 to 196 million euros). What to do with the masks now, was first unclear. Add to that the purchase was engineered by a government consultant, who was according to the BBC, at the same time for the representative firm.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the British news Agency PA that he was "very enttäuscht" that supplies of protective material as not suitable. He, however, pointed out that the UK had procured billion of protection materials and now also increasingly in our own country manufacturing.

Shortly before Trump’s visit: Governor of Ohio, Corona-tested positive

20.21 PM: Shortly before a visit by US President Donald Trump, Ohio, is the Governor of the state, Mike DeWine, a positive effect on the Coronavirus have been tested. The Republican announced on Thursday just hours before a scheduled Meeting with Trump on Twitter. DeWine should have been welcome Trump, the attended in Ohio, among other things, a company at the airport in Cleveland.

The prescribed Test before any contact with the President have brought the positive result, said DeWine. The 73-Year-old has no symptoms and wants to go according to the rules for the next 14 days at home in quarantine. "We wish him all the best wünschen", Trump said after his arrival in Cleveland.

DeWine is the second U.S. Governor with a positive Corona Test. In July, the head of the government of Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt had been infected with the Virus. Also, he is a Republican. Occasionally it also comes to wrong test results.

Federal States reported nearly 1,000 new infections

19.41 clock: In Germany, according to the country’s health and social ministries of the Federal States so far 213.348 people with the Coronavirus infected. On Thursday, the number of new infections with 979 was once again on the Wednesday (930 new infections). The increase is particularly strong in North Rhine-Westphalia, with 425 new infections was. dpa/Sven Hoppe/dpa/picture Icon , A researcher prepares samples of people with Covid-19 suspicion for further analysis.

9148 people have died from the effects of the Virus. The RKI estimates the number of Recovering to around 195.200. Thus, around 9,000 people are infected acute care (active cases). That’s 700 more than on Wednesday.

The R-value is increased according to RKI slightly, from 0.90 to 0.99 and is, thus, only slightly below the critical mark of 1. The R-value indicates how many more people infects a of Infected in the cut.

Here you will find the currently reported Figures by the health ministries of the countries.

  • Baden-Württemberg: 37.647 (1852 Deaths)
  • Bavaria: 51.583 (2622 Deaths)
  • Berlin: 9542 (224 Deaths)
  • Brandenburg: 3622 (173 Deaths)
  • Bremen: 1801 (56 Deaths)
  • Hamburg: 5529 (231 Deaths)
  • Hesse: 12.310 (523 Deaths)
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: 910 (20 Deaths)
  • Lower Saxony: 14.736 (654 Deaths)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia: 50.439 (1752 Deaths)
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: 7687 (239 Deaths)
  • Saarland: 2881 (174 Deaths)
  • Saxony: 5588 (224 Deaths)
  • Saxony-Anhalt: 2050 (64 Deaths)
  • Schleswig-Holstein: 3569 (158 Deaths)
  • Thuringia: 3400 (182 Deaths)

Total (As Of 05.08.2020, 20.38 PM): 213.348 (9148 Deaths)

The Day Before (As 05.08.2020, 20.38 PM): 212.369 (9146 Deaths)

Source to be Infected – and death-figures: country health and social ministries.

The number of Healed, according to the Robert Koch Institute in Germany, at around 195.200

The number of active cases is at around 9000

Currently, the RKI reported reproduction number: 0,99

TOP NEWS: the Munich study is based Streeck-testimony to the danger of Infection by children

18.14 PM: In the framework of the “virus guard study,” researchers at the Munich-based Ludwig-Maximilians-University, the gradual Opening-up of ten urban primary schools and kindergartens since the end of the Whitsun holidays, accompanied a total of five weeks to 31 July. Per week, 20 children and five teachers were tested randomly on the Coronavirus.

The result: Not a single Test was positive. For study leader Ulrich von Both, this means: “there was in these 5 weeks, with weekly testing, not a single positive case, we can discover more, there is no evidence that children are the main vectors of the novel Coronavirus.” dpa/Rolf Venn Bernd/dpabild children in daycare.

Always raised in debates is the question of what role children play in the spread of the Virus. The Bonn virologist Hendrick Streeck had emphasised that the risk of infection with Sars-CoV-2 about children who attended school again, for low.

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Overall, the samples from 1000 children were in the framework of the “virus guard-study” at the age of one to ten years, as well as 250 Asseverate investigated. The aim of the study was to accompany the opening-up process of the facilities scientifically, to detect infections quickly and to provide participants with caregivers and parents a measure of security.

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