100,000 people died in Germany in less than two years in connection with the corona pandemic, which corresponds to the population of cities such as Cottbus, Kaiserslautern or Siegen.
The fourth wave of the pandemic is currently rolling through the country. The most important data on the previous corona course:
January 27, 2020
The corona virus, which originally appeared in Wuhan, China, reaches Germany. At the automotive supplier Webasto, an employee infected a colleague from China who was in Bavaria for a training course.
February 26, 2020
Corona infections are reported for the first time in North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg. In North Rhine-Westphalia, the municipality of Gangelt in the Heinsberg district is particularly hard hit. There the virus spread after a carnival session on February 15. Cases will also be reported from most of the other federal states by the beginning of March.
8. March 2020
The death of a German is known for the first time, a 60-year-old German tourist dies shortly after entering Egypt. Just one day later, the first two corona deaths in Germany are reported from North Rhine-Westphalia.
11. March 2020
Chancellor Merkel makes her first statement on the corona crisis. She urges one another to show solidarity and defends the government’s first measures, including the end of major events.
16. March 2020
Germany is partially closing its borders. There are no longer any lessons in schools nationwide.
March 22, 2020
The first lockdown in Germany has been decided. The federal and state governments agree on a far-reaching ban on contact that was unprecedented in the post-war period. Restaurants, hairdressers, cosmetic studios and similar businesses will be closed nationwide.
March 25, 2020
The Bundestag determines the epidemic situation of national importance. This gives the federal government special powers under the Infection Protection Act, for example to issue statutory ordinances. The epidemic emergency will be extended for three months for the last time in August 2021 and will expire in November 2021.
27. April 2020
The mask requirement is introduced. It will initially apply to local transport and will soon also apply to shops. First of all, a simple mouth and nose covering is sufficient; scarves are also allowed.
2. May 2020
Saxony-Anhalt is the first federal state to relax the strict contact restrictions. Little by little, other federal states are following suit.
16. May 2020
The interrupted season of the Bundesliga will continue.
After a summer with few new infections, the second corona wave builds up after the summer vacation.
2. November 2020
The federal government and the prime minister want to get the situation under control with a “lockdown light”. Gastronomy and tourism are closing, but schools and shops will remain open this time.
9. November 2020
The Mainz startup Biontech and the US company Pfizer report a breakthrough in the development of a corona vaccine.
December 15, 2020
Since the partial lockdown cannot slow the pandemic, a hard lockdown will apply from mid-December. Shops have to close, private trips are banned, and contact restrictions are decided on for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
December 26, 2020
The 101-year-old Edith Kwoizalla gets the first corona vaccination in Germany in a home in Halberstadt in Saxony-Anhalt. Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) promises that every German will receive a vaccination offer by the summer.
December 28, 2020
The number of corona deaths in Germany rises to 30,000.
January 14, 2021
The authorities report 1244 corona deaths in one day, the maximum value that is still valid today.
As a result of the tough lockdown, the number of new corona infections will decline until mid-February. But from now on the decline will stagnate. The reason is the B117 variant of the coronavirus, also known as the British mutant, later referred to as Alpha. This is much more contagious.
March 11, 2021
The President of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Lothar Wieler, speaks of the third wave of the corona pandemic in Germany.
July 7, 2021
According to the RKI, the even more contagious delta variant of the coronavirus has dominated the infection process in Germany since June. The seven-day incidence is only five – but experts warn of a trend reversal.
20. August 2021
According to the RKI management report, the fourth wave of the corona pandemic has begun, the numbers are rising significantly faster than in summer 2020. Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) advocates booster vaccinations for all Germans.
18. November 2021
There are 65,371 new corona infections in one day – the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic. The Prime Minister’s Conference and Chancellor Merkel now declare the incidence of hospitalization to be the decisive measure for measures.
25. November 2021
The number of corona deaths in Germany rises to 100,119.
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