In Germany three days in a row the German Institute of Robert Koch records the growth factor of the infection of coronavirus, said the TV channel ARD on the evening of may 11.
May 11, as noted in the Institute, the coefficient, which is denoted as R, was $ 1.07. The evening of may 10, R is equal to 1.13, the day before – 1,1, noted “Nemecka hvilya”.
If the ratio R is less than unity it means that the virus on average infects less than one person, that is, the number of new infections is decreasing (on average, as noted by the researchers, the infected person infects two to three people). If the ratio R greater than one, therefore, the carrier of the virus infects more than one person.
Before the easing of quarantine in Germany on 20 April R was below 1 at 0.7. Toantler of Germany Angela Merkel said that the rate of infection is an important criterion for the gradual lifting of restrictions in the country.
Commenting on the increase in the coefficient of infection with coronavirus in the Institute, Koch said that while it is impossible to estimate, does it on accelerating growth in the number of new cases of infection with coronavirus.
“Nemecka hvilya” noted that since the easing of quarantine for five districts exceeded the authorities figure 50 new cases of the coronavirus in 100 thousand inhabitants in seven days, after which these regions must reinstate a revoked restrictions.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 4.1 million people, of which more than 284 thousand died, 1.4 million recovered. In Germany, more than 172 thousand people have contracted the coronavirus, 7611 of them died, and 145,6 thousand recovered. Germany ranked seventh in the world in the number of infected people.