Why is the COVID mortality rate spiking in Germany? | Coronavirus and Covid-19 – latest news about COVID-19 | DW | 26.11.2021

This considerable proportion of the population who are not vaccinated (or not fully vaccinated) plays a major role, as the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the government agency for infectious diseases, told DW: “This also applies to the elderly, who have the highest risk of death.” Among people over 60, more than 3 million people have not yet been vaccinated.

Most of the deaths related to COVID-19 can be traced back to unvaccinated people, RKI statistics indicate. And according to intensive care medics, 90% of the COVID patients in ICUs in Germany are unvaccinated. The RKI says the chance of survival is only 53% for COVID patients in the ICU once they go on a ventilator, whether vaccinated or not.

Source: Why is the COVID mortality rate spiking in Germany? | Coronavirus and Covid-19 – latest news about COVID-19 | DW | 26.11.2021