The most important messages of the day

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The corona virus has health, social and economic effects worldwide. Here you will find an overview of the most important messages of today.


Although the corona case numbers are flattening somewhat, the RKI remains very concerned. (Image: Getty Images)

The latest figures (August 02, 2020):

  • Worldwide: Over 17.8 million infected (deaths: over 680,160; recovered: over 10.5 million) – Source for all numbers in this section: Johns Hopkins University

  • Confirmed cases in Germany: Over 211,102 (deaths: over 9154; recovered: over 192,873)

  • The United States is hardest hit with almost 4.6 million infected (deaths: over 154,578; recovered: over 1,461,000)

Another corona outbreak in operation in Bavaria

The RKI is still worried despite the lower number of infections. The highest number of cases within seven days was in the Lower Bavarian district of Dingolfing-Landau with 133 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. After the massive outbreak at a vegetable farm in Mamming, 43 infected people were found in another community facility. As the district office announced on Saturday evening, the infected and their contact persons were immediately isolated. “Because of the close proximity of the two Mammingen companies, there were apparently contacts between the seasonal workers that led to the transmission of the virus,” said District Administrator Werner Bumeder, according to the announcement.

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Lower trend: 240 new infections in Germany

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the health authorities in Germany reported 240 new corona infections within one day.

Since the onset of the Corona crisis, at least 209,893 people in Germany have been shown to be infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus, as the RKI reported on the Internet on Sunday morning (data status 2.8., 0.00 a.m.).


At a company in Mamming, Bavaria, there was another corona outbreak among seasonal workers. (Image: Getty Images)

The day before, the number of new infections registered daily was 955. The number of new infections tends to be lower on weekends than on weekdays because not all health authorities transmit their values. According to RKI, the number of deaths associated with a corona infection is 9141.

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Filming abort: ZDF journalist insulted by Corona demo

ZDF journalist Dunja Hayali was heavily abused during interviews on Saturday afternoon in Berlin while filming the demonstration against the corona measures and had to stop work because of security concerns.

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WHO does not expect the corona pandemic to end soon

The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that there is still no end in sight to the corona pandemic. The WHO emergency committee expected that the pandemic would “last very long”, the organization said in Geneva on Saturday – six months after it announced the international emergency. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of corona deaths on Sunday rose to more than 200,000. The pandemic is also spreading in South Africa and Australia.

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Karliczek for mandatory mask in schools

After the summer holidays, the pupils in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and on some islands in Schleswig-Holstein are the first nationwide to start the new school year on Monday.

Other federal states will follow in the next few days with everyday school life under corona conditions. Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek (CDU) spoke out in favor of a mask requirement in school buildings. The association of cities and municipalities also relies on wearing masks at schools.

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With material from dpa and AFP.

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