Despite vaccination, about as many Covid patients are currently being treated in the intensive care unit as a year ago. The death rate is even higher than it was then. In some places there are no longer any free intensive care beds.
The number of Covid-19 -Patients in intensive care in Germany has risen again. It is currently at 2420, as shown in the intensive care register of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive and Emergency Medicine (DIVI).
1260 Covid patients are currently being ventilated invasively. This means that the situation in German hospitals is roughly at the same level as at the end of May this year. On the reporting date exactly one year ago, 2,647 Covid-19 patients were counted in intensive care, i.e. only slightly more than at the current time. At that time, due to the high values, the so-called lockdown light was first proclaimed to relax the situation.
FAZ.net report (in German)
Covid cases have skyrocketed in Germany as the winter wave begins:
Covid deaths in Germany are also above the rate for the same point last year
More than 66% percent of eligible Germans have been fully vaccinated.