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Covid-19-News from Germany and around the world – the top stories: In Italy, a rise in case numbers again (06.47 PM) health offices completely overloaded: “people come with the App, it is not clear” (21.32 hours), and 501 new Covid-19-cases in Germany, but R-value decreases – Berlin Corona traffic light jumps to red (20.22 PM) Corona-the outbreak: Tönnies stops the slaughterhouse, schools and day-care centres density (at 15: 24)

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TOP NEWS: In Italy, the case numbers are increasing again

06.31 PM: In Italy, a rise in case numbers again faster: On Wednesday reported the country, 43 Dead – on the day before it was 34. The number of Newly Infected was 329 the day before, it was still 210. Most of the pandemic, the region of Lombardy in the North of the country is affected, as before. Overall, Italy reported 237.828 infections with the Coronavirus, 34.448 people died.

The outbreak was reported at the end of February in two provinces in Northern Italy. Experts believe that the Virus circulated for several weeks in Italy. At times, up to 800 people with the lung disease Covid-19 died each day. Italy had imposed at the beginning of March one of the longest and toughest of output restrictions in Europe. In the meantime, many measures have been lifted again.

WHO ensures clinical trials with hydroxychloroquine a

04.35 PM: The world health organization (WHO), clinical studies on the efficacy of the drug hydroxy chloroquine in the fight against the Coronavirus is from the final set. Findings from the study series and other publications have shown that the drug is the mortality rate of Covid-19-sink patients, said the WHO expert Ana Maria Henao-Restrepo, on Wednesday, at a virtual press conference in Geneva.

The WHO had Tests with hydroxychloroquine, as well as with other drugs in a study with the name "Solidarity" (Solidarity) started. After a controversial study came to the conclusion that hydroxychloroquine patients with Covid-19 could additionally endanger, had been subjected to the clinical Tests with the malaria drug temporarily. Later they were taken again. Reuters/David J. Phillip/AP/dpa , The U.S. food and drug administration has the exception approval for hydroxychloroquine to Covid-19-treatment revoked.

The antimalarials in the treatment of Covid-19-patient’s long-controversial. Recently, the US food and drug administration FDA had pulled a special approval for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for use against the Coronavirus is from the back. It could not be assumed that the drugs in the treatment of the Virus-induced lung disease Covid-19 were effective, according to the Department.

TOP NEWS: health authorities are completely not overloaded: “people come clear with the App”

21.32 PM: After the introduction of the Corona-Warning App have health offices with a flood of requests to fight. On the day of the introduction would have called the Hotline of the Berlin health office, 434 people, the problem with the App had, said the Chairman of the Federal Association of Doctors in the public health service, Ute Teichert, to n on Wednesday-tv and RTL. Photo: jhö The Corona-Warning App for Germany is now ready for Download.

According to data from the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) have downloaded up to Wednesday more than six million users of the App. “It is all the dimensions that we have ever had is beyond,” said Teichert to rush to the health authorities. “People come with the App are not clear and do not come with the phone number as specified ist", said Teichert. The Hotline number of the App was very complicated and would lead to very many Demands. “The people call, then the Corona-Hotline and the health authorities,” says Teichert.

In addition, barriers of the App, which not make it possible for all people to take in use criticized Teichert. Many people, especially Older people, are not taking advantage of digital systems, otherwise, would have difficulty using the App deal.

In spite of their criticism Teichert estimates that the App as a good and complementary way to combat the pandemic. However, you need to provide more staff, if the App would lead to more strain on the public health offices. “Otherwise, I have the Problem that I get with a technical solution is new work that can’t be overcome,” said Teichert, who has downloaded the App itself, and also any advise would.

There were registered up to Wednesday morning, approximately 6.5 million Downloads, according to the Federal Ministry of health. “These are far in excess of six million reasons why the Corona-Virus has fewer chances,” said head of Department, Jens Spahn (CDU). Any individual who use the App, make a difference, – said Spahn. “This strong Start, it should motivate more citizens to participate. Because Corona dike, this is a team game.“

TOP NEWS: 501 new Covid-19-cases in Germany, but R-value decreases – Berlin Corona traffic light jumps to red

20.22 PM: The number of confirmed Corona cases in Germany on Wednesday on 187.335 increased the 501 more Infected than the day before. This is clear from the Figures that the health offices of the länder publish daily. A total of 8,821 in addition to people to the consequences of a Covid-19-disease died – 32 new cases were added in the last 24 hours. All States had to report new cases. In North Rhine-Westphalia, by the way, the 657 cases in the meat factory Tönnies are not fed in the database. Therefore, NRW is coming on Wednesday "nur" 160 new infections. dpa/Christoph Soeder/dpabild a man with A mouth-nose protection is running on the platform.

The reproductive value (R), which fluctuates at low infection numbers strongly decreased, according to the Robert Koch-Institute, back to 1, and is now at 0.86. The number of Recovering increased to 173.600 . Active only 4.900 people are infected in the meantime.

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However, one of the three Corona lights in Berlin jumped from yellow to red, as the Senate health administration announced on Wednesday. The R-value, which describes the dynamics of the infection event, and was therefore 1.23. This was lower than the value of 1.49 on Tuesday – the traffic light changes to red, if the reproduction number is the third Time in a row at 1.2 or higher. The 7-day R-value is reported to be 1.06, the previous day it was still at 1.24.

Here you will find the currently reported Figures by the health ministries of the countries.

  • Baden-Württemberg: 35.223 (1.816 Deaths)
  • Bavaria: 47.704 (2.547 Deaths)
  • Berlin: 7.474 (210 Deaths)
  • Brandenburg: 3.355 (170 Deaths)
  • Bremen: 1.622 (49 Deaths)
  • Hamburg: 5.150 (228 Deaths)
  • Hesse: 10.386 (496 Deaths)
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: 790 (20 Deaths)
  • Lower Saxony: 12.977 (619 Deaths)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia: 39.572 (1.655 Deaths)
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: 6.858 (233 Deaths)
  • Saarland: 2.758 (171 Deaths)
  • Saxony: 5,348 K (220 Deaths)
  • Saxony-Anhalt: 1.803 (57 Deaths)
  • Schleswig-Holstein: 3.122 (152 Deaths)
  • Thuringia: Total 3,193 (178 Deaths)

Total (As Of 17.06., 20.12 PM): 187.335 (8,821 In Addition To Deaths)

The Previous Day (As Of 16.06., 20: 25 PM): 186.834 (8.789 Deaths)

Source to be Infected – and death-figures: country health and social ministries.

The number of Healed, according to the Robert Koch Institute in Germany, at around 173.600.

Currently, the RKI reported reproduction number: 0,86 (as of 17.06.)

Schools should be able to open after summer holidays again

17.52 PM: The schools should, at the latest, after the summer holidays in all the countries in the control operation to return. This is true, if the Infection is located in the Corona-crisis will develop continues to be consistently good. The decided Federal government and the Länder at a Meeting on Wednesday in Berlin, as the German press Agency learned.

The States want to forbid large-scale events, in principle, at least until the end of October. This applies to those events where a contact trace, and the observance of hygiene rules was not possible.

Criticism of lack of Covid-19-Tests – students in Schmalkalden infected

17.46 PM: Due to the lack of a Corona test procedure for schools is from the SPD parliamentary group in criticism of Helmut Holters (Left) Ministry of education, according to become. "You can’t go back in day-care centres and primary schools for normal operation and then only worry about how the promised Corona-Tests for educators and teachers organized können&quot be;, the education policy spokesman Thomas Hartung complained on Wednesday. The re-opening of the kindergarten and school area should go hand – in-hand with regular testing of staff. Previously had reported on Wednesday Newspapers of the Funke media group on the topic.

After the end of the emergency care to kindergartens since Monday all the kids in Thuringia and primary schools, on a daily basis and teaches to be cared for first, but with time restrictions.

Meanwhile, Corona and hold events at schools, health departments on their toes. After infection of a public elementary school, the willow school has set in Schmalkalden for this week your operation. Thus, the lessons for more than 70 children and eleven teachers from the case, informed the district office of the circle of Schmalkalden-Meiningen. According to information from the authority was imposed for the student, and his direct contact with people a 14-day quarantine. The subjects are 18 more children, three teachers and four members of the family. You will be tested on infection with the Virus Sars-CoV-2. From the output of the Tests depends on whether the instruction could be continued in the coming week, it said.

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