In the live ticker, NDR.de will also inform you today – on Tuesday 19 July 2022 – about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic for Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Hamburg. You can see yesterday’s events in Blog from Monday to read.
Basic information at a glance:
- Federal Statistical Office: Sales continue to increase for the hotel industry
- Discussion on the possible need for a mask in the fall
- Current case numbers in the North: 5221 in Schleswig-Holstein17,975 inches Lower Saxony3000 in Hamburg
- 160,691 new cases nationwide – incidence 744.2
Tables, charts and maps for morbidity, vaccination rate and other data
Federal Statistical Office: Sales continue to increase for the hotel industry
With rising sales in May, the hotel industry in Germany left Corona behind. According to the Federal Statistical Office on Tuesday, after preliminary calculations, the German hotel industry adjusted for (real) prices in May reached 8.5 percent more than in the previous month. Compared to May 2021, when the far-reaching restrictions for the hospitality and catering industry were still in force, sales more than doubled (+126.8%). Despite the increases, the pre-crisis level has not yet been reached: if you compare the values with February 2020, i.e. a month before the outbreak of the pandemic in Germany, real revenues in May 2022 were still 14.9%. this time.
In May, hotels and other lodging establishments saw their sales increase by a good eight percent compared to the previous month. Compared to the same month last year, when most federal states were banned from admitting private travelers due to the krone pandemic, sales more than tripled (+243 percent). In gastronomy, inflation-adjusted revenues increased by 8.6%. compared to the previous month. Compared to May 2021, when open-air catering was authorized to reopen in some parts of Germany, sales increased by 88.3%. The German Hotel and Restaurant Association (Dehoga) recently announced after a survey that the recovery was ongoing. Nevertheless, the drop in sales in the first six months was still nominal – ie not adjusted for inflation – by 13.4%. below 2019 revenues.
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Discussion on the possible need for a mask in the fall
Signals from Federal Justice Minister Marco Buschmann (FDP) regarding the requirement to use indoor masks in the fall have received a mixed response. Health policy spokesman for the FDP parliamentary group Andrew Ullmann was skeptical. He told the German editorial network that he considered it appropriate to wear the masks only in hospitals and care facilities. The leader of the trade union parliamentary group Andrea Lindholz is in favor of differentiation. “The requirement for a mask must at least apply where particularly sensitive people must be, for example in a supermarket or pharmacies and of course on a bus or train,” Welt said (Tuesday edition). The left wing in the Bundestag advocates the introduction of masks in many areas, such as retail, bodywork services and indoor events. Anja Piel, board member of the German Trade Union Federation, called for the reinstatement of the “Sars-CoV-2” work safety rule at Welt. This also includes wearing a mask as “personal protective equipment”. Heinz-Peter Meidinger, head of the teachers’ association, called on the government to introduce classroom masks from early August. Ingrid Hartges, director general of the German Hotel and Restaurant Association Dehoga, stressed the proportionality of the measures: “We are currently experiencing an increase in infections, but above all, these are gentle courses. And the drastic cuts are definitely unjustified. “
In preparation for the autumn’s renewed protection against crowns, there are now mandatory rules for wearing masks. Justice Minister Buschmann described the effectiveness of the masks in the newspapers of the Funke media group as “unquestioned.” “Therefore, a certain form of wearing the masks indoors will surely play a role in our concept.” Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) is essentially in favor of specifying the wearing of mouth and nose protectors. The new concept is planned for the fall, as the coronation provisions in the Infection Protection Act, which were significantly reduced in spring, will expire on September 23.
Corona exacerbates the problems in traditional shipping
The crown pandemic has exacerbated the problems of traditional shipping even further. Visitor tours that are urgently needed to maintain ships have either been completely unsuccessful in the past two years or have only been possible with fewer passengers, said the chairman of the German umbrella organization for traditional ships (GSHW). Jan-Matthias Westermann, German press agency. Westermann assumes that in Germany alone, the number of traditional ships has now dropped by around 20 to 85. The fear is that more ships will be lost. To solve these problems, Westermann is laying foundations at the German and European level for the preservation of traditional ships. As part of a joint effort by the northern Länder and the federal government, the basic renovation could also be financed with the help of private sponsors, Westermann said.
3,000 new coronary cases according to the RKI in Hamburg
The Robert Koch Institute has registered 3,000 new coronavirus infections in Hamburg. The incidence is therefore 533.4. In addition, seven other deaths related to the corona virus have been reported. Also expected today are weekly coronation data from Hamburg’s social authorities.
RKI records 17,975 new infections in Lower Saxony
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported 17,975 new infections in Lower Saxony on Tuesday. The seven-day incidence, i.e. the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants during the week is 913.8. On Monday the reading was 875.9. In addition, RKI reports a total of eight other deaths related to Corona.
Nationwide, 160,691 new corona infections were reported
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported a nationwide seven-day incidence rate of 744.2 this morning. This is shown in the RKI Dashboard. The day before, the value of new infections per 100 thousand. residents and week was 708.6 (previous week: 702.4; month-month: 421.9). Health authorities in Germany recently reported 160,691 new corona infections (previous week: 154,729) and 102 deaths (previous week: 165) to the RKI. In general, the number of new infections and deaths registered varies greatly depending on the day of the week as many Länder do not submit them to the RKI, especially on weekends, and report cases later in the week.
Note on actual numbers: The incidence values do not give the full picture of the infection situation. Experts have assumed for some time that there will be a large number of cases unrecorded by the RKI – mainly because not all infected people have had a PCR test done so far. Only positive PCR tests are included in official statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems may lead to distortion of individual daily values.
Seven-day incidence in Schleswig-Holstein at 643.6
The seven-day incidence of new corona infections in Schleswig-Holstein has decreased compared to the previous week. According to the State Registration Office, the number of new infections registered per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days is 643.6. One week earlier, the incidence was 737.3. According to information, 5,221 new cases of coronation were reported (previous week: 5,763). 482 people were treated in hospitals due to the coronavirus (previous week: 489). There are 42 patients with a crown in intensive care units; 16 of them are ventilated.
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Corona’s live announcement starts on Tuesday
Good morning from the editors of NDR.de! Today – Tuesday 19 July 2022 – we want to inform you again about the consequences of the crown pandemic in northern Germany. Here you will find all the important news from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) and content from NDR radio and TV programs. Check out Monday’s blog for the latest news and events from yesterday.
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