Germany on the verge of a third virus wave?
Putting the Monday figures above aside, the situation in Germany hasn’t been looking great as of late. As of yesterday, total active cases climbed to above 137,000 – the highest it has been since 15 February.
Meanwhile, the 7-day incidence rate continues to climb and is seen at 82.9 today. As a reminder, the key threshold there is 50.0 – where the government allows for states/regions to relax restrictions further. Hence, the latest trend is rather discouraging.
Are we on the cusp of another virus wave in Germany, similar to that of Italy?
That is a key risk to look out for if tighter restrictions are called upon once again in Q2.
In terms of healthcare capacity, there were 2,775 (+54) virus patients requiring intensive care as of yesterday with there being 4,155 (17%) intensive care beds still available.