In Brandenburg, the number of new infections with the corona virus remains at a high level: 196 new cases were reported within one day, as the Ministry of Health reported on Sunday.
The day before there were 258 new cases and a week ago 198. In total, the health authorities announced 454 new infections this weekend. The Barnim district and the city of Brandenburg / Havel reported no cases on Sunday.
The seven-day incidence of new corona infections continued to rise: nationwide, 56.1 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants were reported within a week on Sunday. A week ago this value was 52.9. Brandenburg is still well below the nationwide incidence, which the Robert Koch Institute stated as 72.7.
Only the district of Uckermark with 27.1 and Brandenburg / Havel with 27.8 remained below the threshold of 35. The highest value was reported on Sunday in Cottbus with 116.5.
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In the districts of Havelland and Potsdam-Mittelmark, the seven-day incidence was above this threshold for the fourth day in a row. If the value does not fall below 35 in a region for five days in a row, a corona test obligation comes into force again for unvaccinated citizens to visit restaurants, hotels or theaters. This already applies in eleven rural districts and three independent cities.
Large price range for tests
Since last Monday, unvaccinated citizens, with the exception of certain groups of people, have to pay for the corona tests themselves.
According to the information on the Internet, the prices show a wide range: The costs per test range from 8.90 euros for a provider in several cities to 27.48 euros for a medical laboratory in Cottbus. In the state capital Potsdam, the prices are according to the information between 10 euros and 19.90 euros.
In Brandenburg, 82 people currently have to be treated in hospitals because of their Covid 19 disease, 3 more than on Saturday. The number of these patients in the intensive care units increased by 1 to 19.