In the coming weeks, significantly more people will die in connection with a corona infection than in previous weeks, according to a study.
Model calculations showed that the number of deaths from covid-19 in germany was already allowed to increase to 500 to 800 per week at the beginning of november, said viola priesemann, head of a research group at the max planck institute for dynamics and self-organization in gottingen. The increase may be even more pronounced.
The relatively low number of deaths so far is due to the fact that until the end of september, people under the age of 60 had been infected with the sars-cov-2 virus, the scientists around priesemann explain. Since then, the number of reported infections has also risen among people over 60. With a time lag of about two weeks, this would also lead to an increase in the death rate. Scientists from numerous german research institutions participated in the study.