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Revealed: These are Germany’s 47 coronavirus risk zones

Revealed: These are Germany's 47 coronavirus risk zones
Frankfurt am Main is a hotspot in Germany. Photo: DPA
The number of new Covid-19 infections are increasing in Germany. Here's where the worst affected places are.

Many districts and cities are exceeding the limit of 50 infections per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Many of the problem zones are in North Rhine-Westphalia, Berlin and Bavaria.

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Here are some of the German coronavirus hotspots labelled on a map by DPA, and the full list of affected districts is listed below.

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Baden-Württemberg:

Esslingen (county) with a value of 77.6

Stuttgart (city district) with a value of 69.7

Bavaria:

Berchtesgadener Land (district) with a value of 72.7

Fürstenfeldbruck (county) with a value of 62.0

Memmingen (city) with a value of 52.2

Munich (city) with a value of 52.1

Regen (county) with a value of 84.0

Rosenheim (city) with a value of 67.7

Rottal-Inn (district) with a value of 57.6

Schweinfurt (district) with a value of 52.4

Berlin:

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf with a value of 57.9

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg with a value of 79.4

Mitte with a value of 112.5

Neukölln with a value of 161.6

Reinickendorf with a value of 73.9

Spandau with a value of 67.4

Steglitz-Zehlendorf with a value of 51.0

Tempelhof-Schöneberg with a value of 93.9

Bremen:

Bremen (city) with a value of 79.3

Hesse:

Frankfurt am Main (city) with a value of 71.0

Groß-Gerau (district) with a value of 61.7

Main-Taunus-Kreis (district) with a value of 53.7

Offenbach (city) with a value of 84.4

Lower Saxony:

Cloppenburg (county) with a value of 99.0

Delmenhorst (city) with a value of 96.7

Emsland (district) with a value of 51.7

Oldenburg (county) with a value of 50.4

Vechta (county) with a value of 58.8

North Rhine-Westphalia:

Duisburg (city) with a value of 55.5

Düsseldorf (city) with a value of 55.6

Essen (city) with a value of 51.1

Hagen (city) with a value of 56.3

Hamm (city) with a value of 58.4

Herne (city) with a value of 95.2

Cologne (city) with a value of 70.4

Leverkusen (city) with a value of 67.8

Mettmann (district) with a value of 54.4

Olpe (district) with a value of 53,7

Solingen (city) with a value of 71.0

Recklinghausen (district) with a value of 70.7

Unna (district) with a value of 54.4

Wuppertal (city) with a value of 63.4

Rhineland-Palatinate:

Eifel district Bitburg-Prüm with a value of 115.1

Mainz (capital city) with a value of 56.7

Saarland:

St. Wendel (county) with a value of 97.7

Saxony:

Erzgebirgskreis with a value of 52.2

Thuringia:

Eichsfeld (county) with a value of 54.0

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the state premiers on Thursday were discussing proposals which would see restrictions kick in once an area records 35 new infections per 100,000 people over seven days.

What's happening in the affected areas?

The situation is serious in Berlin, especially the districts of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (79.4), Tempelhof-Schöneberg (93.9) and Mitte (112.5). The incidence rate also remains particularly high in party area Neukölln (161.6) – which is the worst affected place in Germany.

Berlin's health senator Dilek Kalayci said she was very concerned about the development. “Slowly but surely, hospital treatments for Covid-19 patients are also increasing,” she said. “And this should be a warning to us.”

She urged for “great caution” among city residents.

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Berlin's new coronavirus restrictions

The below map by DPA shows the total number of cases and deaths in states, as well as the whole of Germany.

The city introduced a curfew on Saturday but mayor Michael Müller has not ruled out introducing more restrictions.

North Rhine-Westphalia: 'Red' warning level in Düsseldorf and Leverkusen

Coronavirus figures in North Rhine-Westphalia have also shot up in recent days. For the long-term hotspot Hamm, the RKI says the incidence rate is 66.1 (in the last seven days per 100,000 inhabitants).

The incidence values in Herne (95.2), Wuppertal (63.4), Recklinghausen (70.7), Unna (54.4) Solingen (71.0) and Duisburg (55.5) also exceed the 50 mark.

The below screenshot from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) highlights the number of cases per 100,000 residents in seven days. The risk zones are red.

Meanwhile, Düsseldorf (55.6) and Leverkusen (67.8) have also exceeded the warning level.

At the weekend the city of Cologne exceeded the important warning level of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days. Cologne has also issued restrictions in a bid to bring down the number of new cases.

Essen, with a value of 51.1, is also above the critical mark again.

Munich again hotspot in Bavaria, Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg

In Bavaria, Munich has been considered a coronavirus hotspot since Monday. On Wednesday the city had an incidence value of 52.1, as do the cities of Rosenheim (67.7) and Schweinfurt (52.4). The districts of Fürstenfeldbruck (62.0), Regen (84.0) and Memmingen (52.2) are also among the Bavarian problem zones.

The incidence value has also risen significantly in the Baden-Württemberg district of Esslingen (77.6). In this area masks are now compulsory in pedestrian zones and at weekly markets. Stuttgart is also considered a hotspot with a 69.7 incidence rate.

The district of Cloppenburg in Lower Saxony also currently exceeds the 50 threshold with 99.0.

Meanwhile, financial capital Frankfurt is also viewed as a risk zone with 71 cases per 100,000 residents. New restrictions were introduced there last week. In nearby Offenbach that number is 84.4.


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