Germany excludes Extremadura and Asturias from the list of risk areas for coronavirus

The Government of Germany announced this Friday that excludes from the list of risk areas for coronavirus to the autonomous communities of Extremadura and Asturias from next Sunday. “The Federal Government of Germany has reviewed its travel recommendations and as of this Sunday, May 23 at 0:00 hours, it will exclude Extremadura and Asturias from its list of risk areas,” said the German Embassy in Madrid in its twitter account.

This measure has been taken based on the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute, arguing the “low incidence of coronavirus infections” in these territories.

Contagions and German incidence down

COVID-19 infections continue to decline in Germany where 7,082 cases were registered in the last 24 hours, compared to 7,894 a week ago, according to the latest data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) of virology. The weekly incidence fell to 67.3 infections per 100,000 inhabitants compared to 87.3 last Saturday and 170 people died from causes related to the coronavirus, indicates the RKI.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Germany has registered 3,642,244 confirmed infections of coronavirus. The RKI always warns in all its communications that the actual figure may be higher since many infections go undetected. The number of deaths related to the disease is estimated at 87,298.

The reproduction index of disease R is 0.85, which indicates that An average of 100 people infect another 85. When R is above 1 there is an exponential increase in the number of infections. A total of 37,720,661 people, or 39.34 percent of the population, have received at least the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. While 10,913,518, or 13.1 percent of the population, have the second dose.

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