Berlin ((TEH)) – 61,296 infections with the new coronavirus have been registered In Germany by Monday afternoon. This emerges from an evaluation of the German Press Agency, which takes into account the reported numbers of the federal states.
At least 512 people infected with Sars-CoV-2 have reportedly died nationwide so far. Several Germans died abroad in connection with a corona infection. Among them were two tourists during a trip to Egypt and a 67-year-old tourist in Cyprus. A 42-year-old German died on the Greek island of Crete.
In Germany, too, experts anticipate a high number of unreported cases.
The number of people treated for Covid-19 in hospitals in Germany is currently around 7,000. Of these, around 1,500 are in intensive care units, of whom around 1,100 need to be ventilated
“We have managed to increase the important ventilation places in the field of intensive care from 20,000 places to 30,000 in the meantime,” said DKG President Gerald Gass of (TEH).
The further development now depends very heavily on the supply of additional ventilators by the industry. The federal government had ordered 10,000 new ventilators to increase capacity in the hospitals. Non-industry companies such as Volkswagen are also considering temporarily building components for medical devices in some factories in order to alleviate the bottlenecks.
In France, the number of people who died of the corona has risen to over 3,000. A further 418 deaths were recorded within 24 hours, the authorities said on Monday. More than 5000 people are in intensive care units, it was said. A total of almost 21,000 Covid-19 patients are currently in the hospital. Around 34 percent of seriously ill people are under the age of 60, said health director Jerome Salomon. France has a total of 44,550 confirmed infections.
“Stay home to save lives,” he said. So far there have been around 5000 intensive care beds in France, and capacity is currently being increased. “We’re aiming for 10,000 beds,” said Salomon. He assumes that the number of people who come to clinics with severe illnesses will decrease towards the end of the week.