There haven’t been that many new infections in almost four months!
The health authorities in Germany reported 1707 new corona infections within one day. This is evident from the information provided by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Thursday morning!
This means that the number is not only well above the threshold of 1000, but is continuing its clear upward trend – on April 26, almost four months ago, the number of cases was last higher (1737 cases of infections).
On Friday, the RKI reported a falling number for the first time: 1427 new corona cases within 24 hours.
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Meanwhile THE corona hotspot in Germany: the Hessian district Offenbach / Main. Within seven days, the authorities reported 39.61 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
A week ago, the mayor of the neighboring city of Offenbach, Felix Schwenke (41, SPD), declared: “Many holidaymakers are still returning from risk areas that have been infected with the virus.”
And this trend is now apparently continuing.
Noticeable: The current “Top 5” only includes states from Bavaria, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia. While the summer holidays have now ended in North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse, they will not end in Bavaria until September 7th.
Positive: The week long “front runner” Dingolfing-Landau (29.1) no longer appears in the top 5. Also in Berlin-Mitte (21.6, previously 28.1 cases), about a week ago the second largest corona hotspot, the situation initially seems to have calmed down.
But there are other potential hotspots across the country that they have in common: They are cities! Frankfurt / Oder (25.9), Munich (26.6), Frankfurt / Main (25.4), Wuppertal (26.8) and Duisburg (29.1).
The two-week comparison
The two-week comparison shows: In addition to Dingolfing-Landau, Ingolstadt, the Odenwaldkreis and Düren also fell out of the top 5.
The obvious reason: While 28.74 cases per 100,000 inhabitants “were enough” two weeks ago for 2nd place (see: Offenbach district), Ebersberg is now in 5th position with a higher number of cases (29.55).
On August 6, the RKI reported “only” 1086 new infections, now there are 1707 (plus 57 percent). In plain language: The corona crisis is worsening again!
This is also shown by the comparison with the number of cases around a month ago: On July 21, the RKI reported 522 new cases throughout Germany, today it is 1707. That means: The number has more than tripled (plus 227 percent).
The Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis (now 8.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), which a month ago was one of the two corona hotspots in Germany, would not even be in the top 5 if the infection rate remained the same.
The cards show that
The comparison between the three maps clearly shows: The Corona hotspots are slowly moving through the republic. When the high number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in one district decrease, they rise almost simultaneously in several neighboring districts.
This can be seen in Hessen in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis and Odenwalkreis and now in the Offenbach district. There is a similar pattern in Bavaria (Ebersberg and Rosenheim instead of Dingolfing-Landau) and NRW (Herne instead of Kleve and Düren).
In addition, potential hotspots are now spreading across several counties. In other words, the numbers are increasing in entire regions. This is particularly evident in the south of Hesse, the west of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Bavarian region around the state capital Munich.
After all: At the moment, NOT a single district exceeds the limit of 50 reported cases to 100,000 residents within seven days. Because then the corona measures would have to be tightened again there.