Hanover (dpa / lni) – In the past few days, slightly fewer Covid 19 patients and patients have been admitted to clinics in Lower Saxony. The so-called hospitalization value was 3.0 on Sunday after 3.1 on Saturday and 3.2 on Friday. This is the number of people per 100,000 people who were hospitalized in the past seven days. The number is the new leading indicator, also the most important factor, for assessing the corona situation in the country.
The corona infection rate also continued to weaken slightly: According to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the seven-day incidence in Lower Saxony was 46.8 on Sunday after 47.5 on Saturday. In the intensive care units, 5.0 percent of the available beds were occupied by Covid 19 patients. This value remained unchanged compared to the previous day.
According to the new Corona regulation, a warning level is reached when the hospitalization value (hospital admissions) and at least one of the two other indicators (newly infected and intensive care beds) die. In the case of hospital admissions, these are the values 6, 8 and 11 for warning levels one to three. For the newly infected, the values are 35, 100 and 200. For the intensive care beds, the corresponding values are 5, 10 and 20 percent.
A warning level is proclaimed in some cases by the state and in others by the district or urban district if the critical thresholds for the hospitalization value and at the same time for one of the other two indicators are exceeded five days in a row. The new regulation regulates what then applies in detail.
There is still one special feature: If the seven-day incidence of the newly infected in a rural district or in an independent city reaches a value of 50, the 3G rule applies there – even without the hospitalization value reaching warning level 1. This means that access to many areas of life is then only possible for those who have been vaccinated, recovered and tested against the coronavirus.
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