The 7-day incidence rate rises further to 108.1

Germany

That is up compared to the 107.3 seen yesterday, which further suggests that the virus situation is still worsening in Germany. For some context, the figure was around the 60s three weeks ago so yeah.

Merkel told reporters in Berlin that “we basically have a new pandemic”.

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So, the economic concerns in Q1 are already starting to spill over into Q2. Considering the slow vaccine rollout, will it potentially creep into Q3? Perhaps. We’ll see.

In terms of healthcare capacity, there were 3,145 (+89) virus patients requiring intensive care as of yesterday with there being 3,968 (17%) intensive care beds still available.

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