Advance warning and overload level
In addition to the incidence values, the new protection ordinance provides for a warning level and an overload level due to the bed occupancy in the Saxon clinics. The warning level now applies if 650 beds in the normal ward or 180 beds in the intensive care unit are occupied by Covid-19 patients.
The overload level is reached when 1,300 beds in the normal ward or when 420 beds in the intensive care unit are occupied by Covid-19 patients. As with the incidence values, the 5 + 2 rule also applies to bed occupancy.
In the current Corona Protection Ordinance, the “7-day incidence of hospitalizations” is also mentioned as a parameter. However, it is not decisive for the occurrence of the pre-warning and overload level. The “7-day incidence of hospitalizations” describes the number of new admissions of Covid 19 patients to hospitals per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days.