Berlin, November 5 The Robert Koch Institute, the German Federal Agency for Disease Control and Prevention, announced on the 5th that the number of newly diagnosed new coronavirus infections was 19,990, a record high since the country’s outbreak. As of that night, the cumulative number of confirmed infections in Germany has exceeded 600,000.
At present, the number of intensive care beds and laboratory analysis and testing capabilities in Germany are both facing tests, causing concerns about overloading medical resources.
On November 2nd, local time, Munich, Germany. There are few people around the Lenbach Art Museum, and a restaurant closes.
According to real-time data from Germany’s “Times Online”, as of 20:00 local time on the 5th, a total of 608,077 confirmed cases, 391,490 cured, and 11,107 died in Germany.
As a key medical resource that Germany relied on to respond to the first wave of the pandemic, the number of intensive care (ICU) beds occupied has become an important indicator for observing the current trend of the pandemic in Germany. The German “Daily News” website reported that as of the 5th, the number of Coronavirus patients requiring intensive care beds across Germany has risen to 2,587.
According to estimates by the German Hospital Association, the number of COVID-19 patients occupying intensive care beds is expected this week to exceed the highest value of 2,933 reached during the first wave of the pandemic in April this year. The association believes that the number of Coronavirus patients who need to occupy intensive care beds is expected to rise to 6,000 at the end of this month. According to real-time data from Times Online, there are currently only 6,894 intensive care beds in Germany.
Another medical resource facing the test is the laboratory responsible for providing nucleic acid test reports. According to the latest data from the Robert Koch Institute, as of November 1, 69 laboratories in Germany had a backlog of 98,931 test samples that needed to provide results; and two weeks ago, there was a backlog of only 20,799 from 52 laboratories. sample.
The agency’s data also showed that the positive rate of testing in Germany has surged 10 times in the past two months. Among them, in the week ending August 30, the positive rate was 0.7%. By the week of November 1, the positive rate had climbed to 7.3%.