County temporarily suspends publication of Corona statistics
For some months now, the Corona situation has been easing nationwide. Many rules that were issued to combat the pandemic have been relaxed again or lifted altogether. The easing is also making itself felt in Waldeck-Frankenberg. In this context, the district has decided to stop publishing the Corona statistics, which were previously communicated twice a week, for the time being. There are various reasons for this.
For one thing, fewer and fewer people are having themselves tested regularly for the virus or are doing so themselves. Moreover, if the result of a rapid test is positive, subsequent PCR testing is no longer mandatory. Since only PCR tests are included in the data collection, it can therefore be assumed that the infection figures are rather higher than indicated in the statistics. This lowers the significance of the data.
On the other hand, the Robert Koch Institute publishes a detailed weekly report on the development of the coronavirus nationwide every Thursday. The RKI's dashboard also publishes the incidences, case numbers for the last seven days, deaths and the development of the total case numbers in detail online on a daily basis - also for the Waldeck-Frankenberg district. In addition, the state of Hesse regularly publishes the indicators for pandemic determination in Hesse and the corresponding hospitalization rate on its website.