Corona briefing: calendar week 02 – numbers and assessments of infection rates and vaccinations

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 41,356 Hamburg residents have been infected, and around 31,700 people are cured. Over 14,000 people have already received a corona vaccination.

The Corona vaccinations are currently made available to the group of people with the highest priority (§ 2) in accordance with the regulation on the right to vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Within this prioritization, the goal is that vaccinations for residents and employees are offered in all care facilities by mid-February. People working in outpatient care can make an appointment for a vaccination at the vaccination center. Hamburg residents over 80 years of age will also be called upon to do this during the week. This can be done by calling 116117 or online at www.impfterminservice.de respectively.

People who have had a SARS-CoV-2 infection confirmed by laboratory diagnosis will not be vaccinated for the time being due to the shortage of vaccines. Hamburg thus adheres to the specifications of the experts from the recommendation of the Standing Vaccination Commission (STIKO). As soon as more vaccine is available, people with a previous infection can also be vaccinated.

In Hamburg there are currently 570 patients in 19 hospitals treated in hospital, including 110 cases from the surrounding area. Of this total, 84 patients from Hamburg and 19 patients from the surrounding area require intensive medical treatment. A total of 403 of the 570 patients are over 70 years of age.

In a total of 53 Care facilities 632 residents are currently infected. There are ten or more cases in 18 care facilities and 20 or more cases in another ten care facilities. Throughout the city, 318 employees of care facilities are currently infected with Corona. Visitors and Visitors to care facilities have to prove that they are not infected with SARS-CoV-2. If the care facility does not offer a quick test, the facility will issue visitors with a certificate with which online or by telephone on 040 42828 4000 an appointment for a free quick test can be arranged. Information on this at www.hamburg.de/besucher-schnelltest.

The number of laboratory-evaluated PCR tests performedTests in Hamburg’s currently an average of around 16,000 tests per working day, the rate of positive results is 7.2 percent of the tests. In addition, rapid tests are carried out to a large extent, but these are not included in these statistics.

In the 1st calendar week a total of 2,861 cases were recorded by the health authorities; 1,042 of these go back to the age group of 20 to 39 year olds; 524 cases this week relate to people over 70 years of age.

Allocation to an outbreak event is possible for 761 of the cases; there are a total of 45 identified outbreaks (from two people); Statements about the infectious environment can only be made for some of these outbreaks; In ten outbreak situations with a total of 565 assignable cases, this is a care facility. The infection site is mainly in Hamburg; In eleven cases, a site of infection is given abroad (Sweden and Poland, Ghana, Denmark, Colombia, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Lebanon and Turkey).

The RKI is now reporting a total of 820 deceased who were also infected with the corona virus. The proportion of those who have died of SARS-CoV-2 (based on all SARS-CoV-2 cases in the respective age group) among those over 90 is around 16.5 percent, and among 80 to 89 year-olds around 15 .8 percent, in the 70 to 79 year olds 9.6 percent, in the 60 to 69 year olds around 1.7 percent, and in all other age segments significantly below one percent; In the age segment of 20 to 29 year olds there is only one death in absolute terms, in the age segments below this there is no death.

The Corona test center at the main train station was only used by a total of 633 people in the first calendar week. 137 people had a test carried out based on a corresponding message from the Corona warning app, four of them (2.9 percent) were positive. In 193 contacts who were tested on the basis of an official order, the rate of positive results was 6.7 percent.

This test center will be closed on January 15th, 2021. The test options have meanwhile been expanded in other areas:

For people with symptoms The two infection emergency practices Farmsen and Altona and the infection consultation hours in the doctor’s practices are available. The mobile emergency service (reachable via 116117) also carries out tests. If you are unsure whether you should use the mobile emergency service or visit one of the practices, ask about the best route for you at 116117.

In general, the following applies: the more likely it is that you are really ill with the coronavirus (e.g. contact person cat. 1 and have now developed symptoms) and the more seriously you are sick (e.g. shortness of breath and / or immobile and / or many risk factors for a severe course), the more It makes more sense to visit you by the mobile emergency service. The more unlikely (e.g. a cold without any further symptoms and no known contact with COVID-19), the more likely you can go to the emergency practice if you have any questions. In any case, please isolate yourself (even if you have mild symptoms and do without testing) up to 48 hours after the symptoms have disappeared.

For people without symptoms, such as people for whom the Corona warning app indicates a high risk, and category 1 contact persons can book appointments for a test in the infection consultation hours of the doctor’s practice via the appointment service point on 116117 (by phone or online), provided that their family doctor does not carry out a test .

An adjustment has been made to the Hamburg SARS-CoV-2 containment ordinance, the one Test obligation for travelers from risk areas prescribes. Travelers must have a test carried out on their own responsibility and bear the costs themselves.

A test for the coronavirus must be done a maximum of 48 hours before or immediately after entering the Federal Republic of Germany. Important: The quarantine obligation for ten days continues regardless of the test result. The quarantine can be shortened by another negative test from the fifth day after entry at the earliest. The tests must meet the requirements of the Robert Koch Institute (www.rki.de/covid-19-tests) fulfill. In addition, the competent authority is immediately after entry via a digital registration at www.einreiseanmeldung.de to contact; In exceptional cases, a written substitute registration can be made with an exit card. There is no exception to the obligation to test and quarantine for people who have been vaccinated or who have already contracted Corona and have recovered.

Information for citizens

All important information is central, always updated and reliable at www.hamburg.de/corona compiled. Citizens can reach the Corona hotline at 040 42828 4000. She is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Information on corona vaccination can be found at www.hamburg.de/corona-impfung can be accessed. There is also a list of who is currently being called to make an appointment for the vaccination.

Note for editors

Daily reporting values ​​for the corona situation are on www.hamburg.de/corona-zahlen available. Values ​​for the vaccinations carried out are brought together every working day at the RKI in the vaccination rate monitoring (xlsx download).

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