More than 100 districts declared risk zones in Germany: What you need to know

More than 100 districts declared risk zones in Germany: What you need to know
A sign that says 'entry only with face covering' in Düssedorf. Photo: DPA
The number of Covid-19 hotspots in Germany is rising rapidly. For the first time, a district has passed the 7-day incidence mark of 200.

In total, 108 districts are above the limit of 50 new infections per 100,000 residents in the last seven days.

When an area passes this threshold, new restrictions come into force such as bans on travelling and staying overnight in most other states in Germany.

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Here's a summary of the situation:

What's the latest?

The number of new Covid-19 infections within a 24 hour period in Germany 4,325 – however, not all health authorities have submitted data, the Robert Koch Institute said on Monday.

Within this period, 12 people are reported to have died. A total of 9,789 people have died in total since the start of the pandemic. And there have been a total of 366,299 confirmed Covid-19 infections in Germany.

Keep in mind that coronavirus figures are usually comparatively low on Sundays and Mondays because not all health authorities transmit data on the weekend.

The number of new infections reached a peak on Saturday with 7,830 cases reported within a 24 hour period.

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What's the impact of the increase of cases?

Public health authorities say they are having problems in tracing infection chains. According to a report in German newspaper FAZ, the RKI is finding out the origin of an infection in less than 30 percent of cases. A spokesman for the Health Ministry confirmed this to the paper. It's due to health workers being overloaded with cases.

On Saturday Chancellor Angela Merkel made an urgent appeal to the country's population to help contain the pandemic.

“We must now do everything we can to prevent the virus from spreading uncontrollably. Every day counts,” Merkel said in her weekly podcast.

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What's the worst spot in Germany?

In Berchtesgardener Land in the southern state of Bavaria, the 7-day incidence rate on Monday morning had climbed to 252.1 according to the RKI, making the region the first to exceed the 200 mark – and by a wide margin.

As of Monday 108 regions in Germany exceeded the limit of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days. The number of regions with more than 100 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants stands just under 20.

Authorities say that if the numbers do not stablise after restrictions have come into force, further measures will be put in place.

In these areas, the number of infections per 100,000 residents in the last seven days is above 100:

Berchtesgadener Land with a value of 252.1

Berlin Neukölln with a value of 193.1

Cloppenburg with a value of 150

St. Wendel with a value of 144.8

Berlin Mitte with a value of 137.2

Delmenhorst with a value of 127.6

Erzgebirgskreis with a value of 126.9

City of Offenbach am Main with a value of 119.7

Augsburg with a value of 118.3

Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm with a value of 118.1

Frankfurt am Main with a value of 118

Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg with a value of 117

Solingen with a value of 113

Herne with a value of 111.2

Birkenfeld with a value of 107.5

Kassel with a value of 106.9

Northeim with a value of 105.8

Mühldorf am Inn with a value of 104.

Wuppertal with a value of 103.1

Weiden in der. Oberpfalz with a value of 100.6

This map by DPA gives an overview of the risk zones in Germany which are coloured in red. A full list of all the risk zones in Germany is below. North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria are particularly affected.

Here are all the German coronavirus hotspots state by state at a glance:

Baden-Württemberg

City of Heilbronn with a value of 80.6

Esslingen with a value of 80

Stuttgart with a value of 79.7

Ludwigsburg with a value of 74.1

Alb-Danube district with a value of 70.5

Tübingen with a value of 70.4

City of Baden Baden with a value of 63.4

Mannheim with a value of 62.4

Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis with a value of 62.1

Böblingen with a value of 54.7

Göppingen with a value of 53.8

Schwäbisch Hall with a value of 53.4

Emmendingen with a value of 50.5

Ulm with a value of 50.5

Bavaria

Berchtesgadener Land with a value of 252.1

City of Augsburg with a value of 118.3

Mühldorf am Inn with a value of 104.4

Weiden in der Oberpfalz with a value of 100,6

Rottal-Inn with a value of 97.1

Regen with a value of 96.9

City of Schweinfurt with a value of 93.6

City of Rosenheim with a value of 88.1

District of Schweinfurt with a value of 82.3

Passau with a value of 75.8

City of Munich with a value of 72.4

Memmingen with a value of 68

Ostallgäu with a value of 68

Neuburg-Schrobenhausen with a value of 66.8

Rosenheim district with a value of 64.3

Dachau with a value of 59.4

Miltenberg with a value of 58.3

Neustadt an der Waldnaab with a value of 56.1

Fürstenfeldbruck with a value of 54.7

Ingolstadt with a value of 54.6

Tirschenreuth with a value of 52.7

District of Augsburg with a value of 52.5

Straubing with a value of 52.3

Ebersberg with a value of 52.2

Weilheim-Schongau with a value of 51.7

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Berlin

Berlin Neukölln with a value of 193.1

Berlin Mitte with a value of 137.2

Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg with a value of 117

Berlin Tempelhof-Schöneberg with a value of 96.6

Berlin Reinickendorf with a value of 95.9

Berlin Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf with a value of 89.4

Berlin Spandau with a value of 72

Berlin Steglitz-Zehlendorf with a value of 66.5

Brandenburg

No coronavirus hotspots currently reported

Bremen

City of Bremen with a value of 87

Hamburg

City of Hamburg with a value of 50.6 (as of Monday 1pm)

Hesse

City of Offenbach am Main with a value of 119.7

Frankfurt am Main with a value of 118.0

Kassel with a value of 106.9

Groß-Gerau with a value of 85.2

Marburg-Biedenkopf with a value of 69.2

Wiesbaden with a value of 68.2

Main-Taunus-Kreis with a value of 67.1

Hochtaunuskreis with a value of 65.4

Offenbach district with a value of 60.4

Bergstraße with a value of 57.3


Berchtesgadener is the worst affected area in Germany currently. Photo: DPA

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

No coronavirus hotspots currently reported

Lower Saxony

Cloppenburg with a value of 150

Delmenhorst with a value of 127.6

Northeim with a value of 105.8

Vechta with a value of 88.9

Grafschaft Bentheim with a value of 71.4

Emsland with a value of 62.4

Osnabrück with a value of 51.4

North Rhine-Westphalia

Solingen with a value of 113

Herne with a value of 111.2

Wuppertal with a value of 103.1

Duisburg with a value of 93.6

Hamm with a value of 88.9

Leverkusen with a value of 88.6

Recklinghausen with a value of 85.8

Gelsenkirchen with a value of 81.3

Cologne with a value of 75.4

Remscheid with a value of 73.6

Mettmann with a value of 72.3

Unna with a value of 70.7

Krefeld with a value of 68.2

Düren with a value of 68

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Bochum with a value of 66.2

Rheim-Kreis Neuss with a value of 62.9

Aachen urban region with a value of 62.7

Essen with a value of 61.1

Mühlheim an der Ruhr with a value of 60.9

Warendorf with a value of 59.7

Hagen with a value of 58.8

Bielefeld with a value of 58.3

Bonn with a value of 55.5

Rhein-Erft-Kreis with a value of 55

Ennepe-Ruhr district with a value of 54.6

Gütersloh with a value of 53.7

Ople with a value of 53.0

Botrop with a value of 52.7

Düsseldorf with a value of 50

Rhineland-Palatinate

Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm with a value of 118.1

Birkenfeld with a value of 107.5

Volcanic Eifel with a value of 79.1

Altenkirchen with a value of 75.3

Zweibrücken with a value of 73.1

Mainz with a value of 66.3


Saarland

St. Wendel with a value of 144.8

Neunkirchen with a value of 92.8

Merzig-Wadern with a value of 73.6

Saarbrücken Regional Association with a value of 54.5

Saxony

Erzgebirgskreis with a value of 126.9

Saxony-Anhalt

No coronavirus hotspots currently reported

Schleswig-Holstein

No coronavirus hotspots currently reported

Thuringia

Sömmerda with a value of 67.7

Eichsfeld with a value of 63


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