Value over 500 in eight circles: the incidence is rising particularly in adolescents

The nationwide incidence has remained stable in the last few days – relative to the total population. With young people, however, the picture is different. The numbers are increasing rapidly, especially among 10 to 19 year olds. In eight counties, the seven-day incidence is even over 500.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) registers a particularly high number of corona infections among children and adolescents in individual regions of Germany. In eight districts, the seven-day incidence is currently more than 500 among 10 to 19-year-olds, the RKI tweeted about an evaluation in the new Corona weekly report. More detailed information on the districts and their respective numbers were not given, but on a map, the districts were colored accordingly.

Nationwide, the seven-day incidence last week in the age groups under 20 years, however, fell slightly compared to the week before, it was said in summary. In contrast, the values ​​for people over 20 rose slightly. The RKI also spoke of 636 school breakouts transmitted for the past four weeks – due to possible late registrations, however, the past two weeks in particular cannot yet be assessed.

For some time now, numerous corona infections have been found, especially in children from school age and in adolescents. The virus is tested regularly at daycare centers and schools. The Covid-19 vaccines have so far been approved for ages twelve and up. The vaccination rate for 12 to 17 year olds is much lower than for adults. Children and adolescents are much less likely to get seriously ill with Covid-19 than older people, but there are still unanswered questions about long-term consequences.