How many people in Gifhorn are currently infected with the coronavirus? How many are there in total in Lower Saxony, how many nationwide? And what is the number of deaths? Here you can find the most important figures – continuously updated.
The Corona pandemic has massively changed the lives of people in Gifhorn within the last few months. But what is the current status of those infected in the county and in Lower Saxony? And how does it look in the rest of Germany? How many deaths have occurred? How many people have already recovered? We collect the most important figures from reliable, public sources. This information is updated continuously.
The quick overview
7-day incidence and the Corona traffic light
The 7-day incidence tells how many people are infected per 100 days.000 residents in a given area tested positive for coronavirus over a seven-day period.
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Here you can find more figures from Gifhorn and the region
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Sources: Public health departments, Robert Koch Institute
At this point, an important Hinweis: The data situation is highly dynamic. The official figures of the German authorities on the infections are currently partly different. It’s all in the reporting chains. Read more about why there are so many different numbers here.
Data basis for the number of people recovered: The criterion for reporting "recovered" is the reporting date of the case, if it is longer than 14 days ago. The patients listed in this category are also neither in treatment in a hospital nor deceased. The Robert Koch Institute also applies these criteria.
What is the difference between Covid-19, Sars-CoV-2, and Corona??
Even though we still mostly talk about the coronavirus – the official name for the Sars-like virus is: "Sars-CoV-2". The novel lung disease caused by the virus also has its own name. This is: "Covid-19" and is composed of "Corona Virus Disease" and the digit of the year in which it first appeared.
Where does the coronavirus come from?
Sars-Cov-2 first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan (capital of Hubei province). It is suspected that the virus first spread to humans at a pet market in the city.
How to protect yourself from Corona?
Infection with the coronavirus can be avoided by following the rules of hygiene. Whenever possible, people should keep their distance from other people, wear an FFP2 or other medical mask, and ventilate indoor areas regularly. Vaccination against Covid-19 also reduces the risk of severe disease and also reduces the risk of infection.
What protective measures you can take? Which mouthguard is the right one and how to make it yourself? You can read here how you can best protect yourself and those around you from the coronavirus:
What happens if I have Corona?
What is the usual course of Covid-19 and what signs should you look for if you suspect it acutely?? In these articles you can learn more about the course of the disease and the symptoms known so far.
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Where does the name Covid-19 come from?
Diseases are caused by viruses, among other things. For example, the HI virus is responsible for the AIDS disease. Sars-CoV-1 is the trigger of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars). The lung disease triggered by Sars-CoV-2 is called "coronavirus disease 2019," or Covid-19 for short. It was given this official name on 11. February received from the World Health Organization.
It was important to WHO that the name not be stigmatizing. Thus, in the past, it was not uncommon to name diseases by country or region. Also, in connection with Covid-19, there have been suggestions that the disease be called "Wuhan respiratory syndrome coronavirus" (WRS-CoV) – similar to Mers-Cov, which is "Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus".
In the meantime, however, WHO has agreed that the naming of human diseases should not have an unnecessary impact on, say, trade and tourism, nor should it offend ethnic, social or other groups.