Corona in Bavaria: Incidences are increasing, it is still being relaxed

Corona in Bavaria: Incidences are increasing, it is still being relaxed
Corona in Bavaria: Incidences are increasing, it is still being relaxed

The 7-day incidence values ​​have risen in many places across Bavaria. They are currently highest in the three Upper Bavarian districts of Traunstein (260.9), Rosenheim (217.4) and Berchtesgadener Land (210.7). According to figures from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the values ​​of several cities and districts in Bavaria are well over 100, for example in Nuremberg (155.0) and Fürth (132.6).

In the city of Schweinfurt, too, the incidence has risen further – to 174.4. This is currently the highest value in Lower Franconia. The district of Main-Spessart recorded the lowest value there with 35.7.

Interactive Bavaria map with the new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days per district

In Upper Franconia, the district of Kulmbach has the highest incidence with a value of 113.4. One of the factors contributing to this is a corona outbreak in a daycare center in Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg. 35 corona cases were detected there, 149 people are in quarantine. Across Bavaria, there are most new infections among 5 to 14-year-olds.

Figure: 7-day incidence by age group in Bavaria

The Bavarian hospital traffic light is currently green. It is decisive for the applicable corona measures – as an indicator of the burden on the health system. This means that clubs and discos are also allowed to reopen. Anyone who wants to dance and party there must be vaccinated or recovered or have a negative PCR test. A rapid antigen test is not enough to gain access.

The rush in front of the test centers, for example in the city and district of Bamberg, is correspondingly strong. It is particularly noticeable that young people in particular have a PCR test carried out in the centers, confirms Sebastian Götz from the Bamberg District Hospital Association.

Graphic: Hospital traffic lights for corona measures in Bavaria

If significantly more people need to be treated in hospital for a corona infection, the traffic light could change. In this case, stricter measures are planned again, such as stricter contact restrictions or restrictions on participants at events.

Graphic: The guidelines of the hospital traffic light

Start of the winter semester – without any distance regulations

The winter semester begins at the universities. Lectures and seminars can take place in person from the start – regardless of the 7-day incidence. The Bavarian Ministry of Science has defined a framework concept for all Bavarian universities. It relies on as much face-to-face teaching as possible. In response to a BR request, the ministry announced that as of this semester there will no longer be any distance regulations in the university rooms. All places can therefore be occupied again. However, if this does not allow a distance of 1.5 meters, medical masks are mandatory. The 3G rule persists if the 7-day incidence is 35 or more. Only those who have been vaccinated, those who have recovered or who have tested negative are allowed to enter the universities.

Students called for vaccination

At the beginning of the winter semester, Bavaria’s Minister of Health Klaus Holetschek and Minister of Science Bernd Sibler called on students to get vaccinated against Covid-19. At the universities, low-threshold vaccination campaigns are planned at the beginning of the semester, during which students and university staff can easily get a vaccination against Covid-19. Vaccination buses are planned in front of universities, mobile teams or separate campaigns in the vaccination centers – in order to further increase the number of people vaccinated in Bavaria.

Graphic: Progress in vaccination in Bavaria and Germany

Third party vaccinations possible

2,500 people in the Augsburg district have now received a booster dose. For a third vaccination dose, certain requirements must be met: For example, the second vaccination must be at least six months ago. Predominantly senior citizens would therefore be eligible for the booster vaccination because they were among the first to be vaccinated, as the Augsburg district office explained. In addition, severe disease courses are more likely in this group of people. Therefore, the minimum age for the third vaccination is currently 60 years. Booster vaccinations against the coronavirus have been possible since the beginning of September.

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