In Berlin, 202 people with Covid-19 infection are currently being treated as inpatients in a hospital, 76 of them need intensive medical care, 53 are artificially ventilated. This emerges from the Corona situation report of the Senate on Thursday, which reflects the status from Wednesday noon.
The vast majority of those treated in the intensive care unit are not or not fully vaccinated. According to a spokesman for the Charité in Berlin, which takes in a large proportion of the Covid 19 patients, the proportion of fully vaccinated patients in the Charité’s corona intensive care units is around five percent. This means that the remaining 95 percent have no or at least no complete vaccination against the virus.
According to a spokesman, the state-owned hospital group Vivantes currently cares for 45 Covid-19 patients: inside inpatients, eight of them in intensive care. The vaccination status is not known in many cases, he said.
At least four of the eight patients in the corona intensive care unit were not vaccinated, however, and at least seven of the remaining 37 also had no vaccination against the virus. “However, this does not mean that all other patients are necessarily immunized,” he said, referring to the missing data.
Berlin is thus in line with the Germany-wide trend: Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) recently said that the number of infections among unvaccinated people is more than ten times higher than among those who have been vaccinated. 90 percent of Covid 19 patients: inside intensive care units are not vaccinated.
Also with a view to the particularly endangered age groups, Berlin is in line with the nationwide trend. “Most of the sick in the Covid intensive care units are between 50 and 70 years old, but often also significantly younger,” said the spokesman for the Charité.
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And further: “55 percent of the patients currently being treated in intensive care units in Germany are younger than 60 years. This development can therefore also be seen in us. ”In the Vivantes clinics, two of the 45 Covid patients are younger than 30 years, 20 others are under 60. The slight majority of the patients are therefore also older than 60 years.
The background to the high proportion of younger patients is likely that the vaccination rate in the older population groups is significantly higher than in the younger ones. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), 61 percent of the total population across Germany are currently fully vaccinated, but 83 percent of those over 60 years of age. In Berlin, 61.5 percent of the residents currently have complete vaccination protection, 65.8 percent have been vaccinated at least once.