Hanover (dpa / lni) – The number of new admissions of Covid 19 patients in hospitals in Lower Saxony is still higher. The so-called hospitalization value on Tuesday was 2.8 – after 2.9 a.m. Monday and 3.0 a.m. Sunday. This is how many people per 100,000 inhabitants came to a clinic in the past seven days in connection with a Covid 19 disease. The number is considered to be the new leading indicator, i.e. the most important factor, for evaluating the corona situation in the country.
The corona infection rate also continued to weaken: the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported a seven-day incidence in Lower Saxony of 45.2 for Tuesday. On Monday there were 46.8 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in one week. On Tuesday, 4.6 percent of the available beds in the intensive care units were occupied by Covid 19 patients (previous day: 4.7 percent).
One of the three in Lower Saxony is usually exceeded Corona warning levels, IF the hospitalization value (hospital admissions) and at least one of the two other indicators (newly infected and intensive care beds) in the Corona regulation defined monitoring. A warning IS issued in some cases by the country and in others by the district or the urban district if this threshold level is exceeded for five days in a row.
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