During Oktoberfest, the incidence of the crown in Munich continues to grow rapidly. The development of numbers at a glance.
Update September 29 at 7:37 am: The autumn and Oktoberfest wave in Bavaria is picking up speed. In the state capital in particular, the incidence of the crown has risen faster and faster in the second week since Oktoberfest began, according to data released Thursday by the Robert Koch Institute. As a result, the official incidence in Monaco is now 695.8. This means an increase of over 172 percent in one week.
Oktoberfest: the incidence of the crown in Munich continues to grow
Update September 28 at 7:44 am: The incidence of the crown in Munich again made a huge leap forward. The Robert Koch Institute reported a 7-day incidence of 547.0 for the state capital on September 28 (at 3:07 am). The day before there were still 393 (see first report)which means an increase of almost 77% over the previous week.
First report of 27 September
Munich – The crown numbers in the city of Munich are enthusiastically followed every day. Ahead of Oktoberfest, crown experts had expressed concern that the folk festival would reinforce the autumn wave and lead to dramatically increasing incidences.
Oktoberfest 2022: the incidence is increasing more in Munich than elsewhere
In the first week of Oktoberfest, the health department of the city of Munich had not yet noticed a strong increase. As of September 27, the city’s incidence is now 424.9, up from 393.2 the day before. At Wiesn tapping 10 days ago, it was 204.9. In a weekly comparison, that’s an increase of nearly 77 percent, according to data from the RKI.
For comparison: the increase in all of Germany is 29.4%, in all of Bavaria 43.1%. The increase in the incidence of the crown is therefore significantly greater in the Bavarian state capital.
Oktoberfest wastewater examined: “The feared wave is not there”
In order to be able to detect a possible corona wave as soon as possible, scientists regularly examine the Wiesn’s wastewater. Coronavirus has already been found in it. So far, also due to the five-day incubation period, no Wiesn wave can be concluded. Wiesn boss Clemens Baumgärtner (CSU) also said at the start of Wiesn’s second week at the Bavarian Radio: “The dreaded wave is not here.”
A connection between the increased incidence of the crown and Oktoberfest cannot be proven at the moment, but it is obvious. The incidence also increased after public festivals in other cities, such as Straubing, Rosenheim or Oberstimm. Often these were then increased for a good week.
In the meantime, however, the incidence data have lost some of their significance. Experts have long speculated that there will be a large number of corona cases not registered by the RKI, mainly because by far not all infected people have performed a PCR test. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. Furthermore, delayed recordings and transmission problems can lead to distortion of individual daily values.
However, the people of Munich are feeling the increase in the number of cases. A family doctor reported that each of his employees was absent after visiting Wiesn due to the crown. (mlh / dpa)