LATEST: Germany lists 33 internal coronavirus risk areas as cases grow

LATEST: Germany lists 33 internal coronavirus risk areas as cases grow
A sign urging people to wear face masks in Munich central station. Photo: DPA
There are currently 28 cities or districts in Germany which are categorised by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) as risk areas - or have more than 50 infections per 100,000 residents in the past seven days.

They include Cologne, Stuttgart, Essen and Mainz, in addition to Duisberg and Munich, both of which were added to the list on Monday.

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The following list from Monday shows the coronavirus hotspots and the number of cases per 100,000 residents in the last week:

  • Berlin Neukölln with a value of 142.3
  • Berlin Mitte with a value of 106.1
  • Herne with a value of 86.3
  • Berlin Tempfelhof-Schöneberg with a value of 85.4
  • Cloppenburg with a value of 81.4
  • Offenbach with a value of 80.6
  • Bremen with a value of 79.5
  • Esslingen with a value of 74.4
  • Hagen with a value of 72,6
  • Regen with a value of 72.3
  • Berlin Reinickendorf with a value of 69.3
  • Solingen with a value of 69.1
  • Rosenheim with a value of 67.7
  • Eifel district Bitburg-Prüm with a value of 67.6
  • Cologne with a value of 66.3
  • Delmenhorst with a value of 64.5
  • Frankfurt am Main with a value of 63.7
  • Recklinghausen with a value of 62.7
  • St. Wendel with a value of 63.2
  • Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg with a value of 62
  • Essen with a value of 61.8
  • Kaiserslautern with a value of 61.3
  • Wuppertal with a value of 60.5
  • Berlin Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf with a value of 59.5
  • Memmingen with a value of 59
  • Fürstenfeldbruck with a value of 58.8
  • Unna with a value of 58.2
  • Mainz with a value of 56.7
  • Stuttgart with a value of 55.8
  • Hamm with a value of 55
  • Groß-Gerau with a value of 51.1
  • Munich with a value of 50.6
  • Duisburg with a value of 50.1

New infections growing

On Monday morning the RKI reported 2,467 new coronavirus infections within the past 24 hours. 

The figure was lower than previous days, but still the highest number reported on a Monday morning since March. Numbers on Sunday and Mondays tend to be lower since not all health offices report the newest data at the weekends.

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The seven day incidence per 100,000 residents for the whole of Germany is around 25.

A total of 325,331 people have been infected with the coronavirus since the beginning of the crisis, according to RKI figures, with 276,900 estimated to have recovered. A total of 9,621 people have died from the virus. 

According to RKI estimates, the reproduction number, or R-value for short, was 1.40 in Germany according to Sunday's management report (on the previous day it stood at 1.42).

This means that one infected person infects 1.4 more people on average. The R-value reflects the course of infection about one and a half weeks before.

More restrictions

On Sunday North Rhine-Westphalia state premiere Armin Laschet announced restrictions to public life in order to stem the spread of the virus. 

No more than five people from different households are allowed to meet in public. The opening times for pubs and restaurants is to be reduced, and the number of people allowed to participate in public events will be limited.

In Munich, which has a current critical value of 50.5, restrictions were also put in place in a bid to lower the number of infections. Meetings in private and public spaces, as well as in the catering trade, will only be permitted in groups of up to 10 people.

For events in closed rooms, such as weddings or birthday parties, a maximum of 25 participants is permitted.


 


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