How many people in Wolfsburg have currently been infected with the corona virus? How many have recovered? How many Corona infected people are there in Lower Saxony and nationwide? And what is the number of deaths? Here you will find the most important figures – continuously updated.
The corona pandemic has massively changed the lives of people in Wolfsburg within a few weeks. But what is the current status of infected people in Wolfsburg and in Lower Saxony? And what is the situation in the rest of Germany? How many deaths have occurred? How many people have already recovered? We collect the most important numbers from reliable, public sources. This information is updated continuously.
A quick overview
7-day incidence and the corona traffic light
The 7-day incidence tells how many people are infected per 100.000 residents in a given area have tested positive for coronavirus over a seven-day period.
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Here you can find more figures from Wolfsburg 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 from the German authorities on infections currently differ in some cases. This is due to the reporting chains. You can read more about why there are so many different numbers here.
Data basis for the number of people who have recovered: The criterion for reporting "recovered" is the reporting date of the case if it was more than 14 days ago. The patients listed in this category are also neither in treatment in a hospital nor deceased. These criteria are also applied by the Robert Koch Institute.
What is the difference between Covid-19, Sars-CoV-2 and Corona?
Even if we continue to speak mostly of 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 occurred.
Where does the corona virus 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 an animal market in the city.
How to protect yourself from Corona?
Coronavirus infection can be avoided by following hygiene rules. If 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 can you take? Which mouthguard is the right one and how to make it yourself? Read how to best protect yourself and those around you from the coronavirus here:
What happens when I have Corona?
What is the usual course of Covid-19 and what signs to look for if you suspect it acutely? Learn more about the course of the disease and the symptoms known so far in these articles.
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- Influenza versus Covid-19: which is more dangerous?
Where the name Covid-19 comes 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 severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). The lung disease triggered by Sars-CoV-2 is called "coronavirus disease 2019," or covid-19 for short. It got this official name on 11. February received from the World Health Organization.
Important to WHO in naming it was that it not be stigmatizing. Thus, in the past, it was not uncommon to name diseases after countries or regions. Also related to 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".
However, WHO has since agreed that naming human diseases should not have an unnecessary impact on, for example, trade and tourism, nor should it offend ethnic, social or other groups.