339 new corona cases: Traffic light is still red once
The coronavirus continues to spread in Berlin according to official figures.
On average over the past seven days, the health authorities reported 34.5 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants, as the State Office of Health and Social Affairs announced on Friday (October 2, 2020). The nationwide average is just short of 15.
Schleswig-Holstein lists the Mitte district as a risk area
Most of the cases were in the Mitte district and there mainly among young adults. Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and Neukölln come next. The federal state of Schleswig-Holstein now lists Berlin-Mitte as a risk area - anyone who visits it must be quarantined for two weeks upon return.
No more quarantine obligation for travellers from risk regions within Germany
However, anyone who comes to Berlin from an inner-German area with an increased risk of infection no longer has to go into quarantine. The Senate will abolish the regulation on October 3, said a spokesperson for the health administration. Previously, the newspapers of the Funke media group had reported about it.
Highest increase in new infections in Berlin since the beginning of the pandemic
Berlin-wide the health authorities reported 339 new infections on Friday. According to the health administration, this is the highest increase since the beginning of the pandemic in spring, but much fewer people were tested at that time. Data from the district of Lichtenberg could not be processed due to technical problems, it was said.
Traffic light is twice on green, once on red
In Berlin's corona warning system, one of three traffic lights is red due to the high number of new infections in the 7-day period. The signals for the utilization of the intensive care beds and the reproduction value are green. This value indicates how many people a corona infected person infects on average. Since the outbreak of the disease, there have been 15,370 cases of Covid-19 in the capital; 13,060 patients are considered to have recovered. 231 died in connection with the disease.
Due to the recent increase in the number of corona infections in Berlin, masks will be mandatory in office and administration buildings.
In view of the recent increase in the number of corona infections in Berlin, private outdoor parties with more than 50 participants will be prohibited.
Last edited: Friday, 2. October 2020 21:08 Uhr