Digital Desk, Berlin. Germany’s Health Minister Jens Spahn and Lothar Weiler, president of the Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases (RKI), have highlighted the importance of getting people vaccinated for COVID-19, saying the number of people without vaccinations is still very high. If we do not drastically increase vaccination rates, the ongoing fourth wave could take the lead this autumn and winter, he warned.
According to the RKI, about 51.3 million people in Germany have been fully vaccinated so far, bringing the country’s vaccination rate to 61.7 percent. About 55 million people have had at least one dose of the vaccine.
To revive the country’s flagged vaccination campaign, Spahn said, the government is planning a nationwide Vaccine Action Week from September 13, which will provide creative opportunities without pre-registration and bureaucratic hassles in as many locations across Germany as possible. does. According to the RKI, the number of daily Covid-19 infections stabilized on Wednesday at 13,565 new cases reported within a day, from only 34 more than seven days ago.
According to the RKI, the seven-day Covid incidence rate in Germany dropped from 83.8 cases per 100,000 residents on Tuesday to 82.7 on Wednesday, compared to 75.7 seven days ago. Although the incidence may decline on a day-to-day basis, it will be necessary to look at the data over a longer period.