Original title: Germany added more than 50,000 official fears of the fifth wave of outbreaks for four consecutive days
China News Agency, Berlin, November 20 (Reporter Peng Dawei) The German Federal Agency for Disease Control announced on the 20th that the number of newly diagnosed new coronavirus infections was 63,924, which is the fourth consecutive day that the country has added more than 50,000 in a single day. Willer, the head of the German disease control agency, warned that day that if the country cannot generally reduce social contacts and ensure that enough people are vaccinated, a fifth wave of epidemics may break out.
The German Federal Agency for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Koch Institute, announced that the number of new diagnoses and the number of new deaths were 63,924 and 248 respectively. As of that day, a total of 5,312,215 people were diagnosed and 98,987 people died. Among them, the country’s official “accumulative number of newly confirmed cases per 100,000 people in seven days” (incidence rate index) used to monitor the severity of the epidemic rose to 362.2 on the same day, which is the 13th consecutive day since the outbreak. value. There were 56 new patients requiring ICU intensive care treatment, bringing the total number to 3565. As of that day, Germany had received 117.3 million doses of the new crown vaccine, and a total of 56.5 million people had been fully vaccinated, accounting for about 67.9% of the country’s total population.
In response to the country’s current rapidly deteriorating fourth wave of epidemics, Willer, director of the Robert Koch Institute, told Deutsche News Agency that if the country cannot successfully reduce social contacts between people and greatly increase the vaccination rate According to the current modeling prediction results, “Germany will also usher in the fifth wave of epidemics.”
Willer emphasized that the trend of the epidemic this winter will largely depend on people’s immediate actions. He called on the one hand to reduce face-to-face contact between people across Germany, including avoiding large-scale festivals, gatherings and other occasions that cause crowds; on the other hand, the implementation of vaccination must be greatly strengthened. “Because the vaccine will play a role in the medium term, the effects of the above two measures will show up in three to five weeks.”
At present, there is a fierce debate in Germany about whether the new crown vaccine should be mandatory. Austria, its main neighbor, has announced that it will implement mandatory vaccination from February next year. This will make the country, whose official language is German, the first country in Europe to compulsorily vaccinate the new crown vaccine. (over)