In the live ticker, NDR.de will also inform you today – Sunday, May 1, 2022 – about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic for Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Hamburg. Yesterday’s news you can on Sunday’s blog Lily.
The essentials in a nutshell:
- Lower Saxony: Greens criticize compulsory corona tests in schools and nurseries
- New confirmed infections in the north: 829 in Schleswig-Holstein.
- Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Bremen no longer report current figures this weekend
- Hamburg: New infection figures only on Tuesday
- RKI: 11,718 new corona cases recorded nationwide – Impact at 666.4
Charts and graphs: This is how the vaccination campaign works in the north
Map: New infections in northern German counties
Hamburg: number of new infections only on Tuesdays
With the end of the pandemic situation in Hamburg, the Hamburg health authority will stop reporting daily on new corona infections and other values. Going forward, an update on seven-day incidence and hospital occupancy will be released weekly on Tuesdays. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported on Sunday a value of 833.9 for Hamburg in seven-day incidence (new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week). The health authority had given the value at 1,067 the day before.
Lower Saxony: Greens criticize compulsory corona tests in schools and nurseries
The Greens have criticized the end of compulsory corona tests in schools and nurseries in Lower Saxony. Given the fact that the incidences are currently increasing again, she thinks it is premature to completely stop testing in nurseries and schools, said the leader of the Greens’ parliamentary group Julia Willie Hamburg when asked by the dpa. “At least in facilities where the infection rate is high, testing should continue to be mandatory.” Mandatory testing in schools and child care centers has been an important tool in recent months to prevent school closures again.
According to the Department of Culture, there will be no more testing requirements for visits to schools and daycares in the state from Monday. Those who want to test themselves will receive three test kits per week in May. This applies to all schoolchildren and kindergarten children from the age of three. The ministry had already announced these changes. The mask requirement has already expired. The FDP welcomes the removal of the test requirement. The parliamentary group’s education policy spokesman, Björn Försterling, said: “It’s also back to normal in schools in Lower Saxony. Tests have shown that there is no increase and no new variants after the holidays, so the elimination of the obligation to test is correct.” The Education and Science Union (GEW) has called on pupils and school staff to take advantage of the voluntary testing offer.
Lower Saxony: More new infections on weekends and public holidays
In Lower Saxony, figures on new corona infections and deaths are no longer sent to the RKI on weekends and public holidays. Instead, the country will transmit the collected figures on Monday. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) then publishes these values on Tuesday. Likewise, there are no longer any values from Lower Saxony on the working day after a public holiday, since they were not transmitted to the RKI on the public holiday. In addition, daily there is the value of the incidence over seven days. It was 913.9 on Sunday, down from 1,009.1 the day before and 1,122.5 a week ago.
RKI registers 11,718 new corona infections – incidence at 666.4
National seven-day incidence continued to decline. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per 100,000 population per week on Sunday morning as 666.4 (previous day 717.4; previous week: 807.0; previous month: 1,586.4 ). German health authorities recently reported 11,718 new corona infections at RKI in one day. In the previous week, 39,179 new infections were recorded. Values fluctuate significantly between different days of the week, as some federal states do not report to the RKI, especially on weekends. Across Germany, 10 deaths were recorded in 24 hours. A week ago, there were 24 deaths. This number also fluctuates a lot from day to day, since only a few data are transmitted to the RKI on weekends.
Schleswig-Holstein: Incidence continues to decline
The seven-day incidence of new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants in Schleswig-Holstein has fallen further. The value is currently 950.5, as shown by numbers from the state registry office. The day before the value was 985.7, a week ago it was 1151.7. In one day, 829 new cases were registered in the federal state – however, apparently only 5 out of 15 independent districts and cities reported the number of infections to the state registry office. Information on hospital load and incidence of hospitalizations is not updated in Schleswig-Holstein on weekends.
MV: More current corona numbers over the weekend
The State Office for Health and Social Affairs (LAGuS) in Rostock only publishes a current report on the Corona situation for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania from Monday to Friday. This is what she writes authority in a statement on its website. The background is the currently manageable situation of the infection process. Additionally, the weekend waiver brings some relief after months of extreme stress on health authority workers. Also, the risk-weighted step map is no longer required. The decisions were taken in consultation with the Ministry of Health. The next current report on the Corona situation from MV will be available on Monday around 5 p.m.
Also from Bream there are no more corona numbers on weekends.
After a two-year Corona break, “MaiKäferTreffen” is back in Hanover
On May 1 today, fans of the VW Beetle will meet in Hanover. The gathering has a long tradition – and should once again attract many people to the fairgrounds in the Laatzen district. The last two editions of the meeting had been canceled due to the corona pandemic. Now the organizers again offer plenty of space and the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other enthusiasts of older Volkswagen models. Departure is at 9am.
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Good morning! With our live ticker we would like to inform you today – Sunday, May 1, 2022 – about the effects of the corona pandemic in northern Germany. Here you will find all important news as well as content from NDR radio and television programs. Yesterday’s events you can Read Sunday’s blog.
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