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 Wednesday was 2.5 – after 2.8 a.m. Tuesday and 2.9 a.m. Monday. 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: for Wednesday, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) stated a seven-day incidence in Lower Saxony of 44.9. On Tuesday there were 45.2 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in one week. In the intensive care units, 4.6 percent of the available beds were still occupied by Covid 19 patients on Wednesday.
A corona warning level is reached if the hospitalization value (hospital admissions) and at least the two other indicators (newly infected and intensive care beds) exceed the limit values specified in the ordinance. The warning levels are proclaimed in some cases by the state and in others by the district or urban district if the corresponding threshold values are exceeded five days in a row.
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