Seven-day incidence drops slightly to 526.4
Tuesday, December 7th, 7:07 am: The corona incidence has fallen slightly again, and it is now the eleventh day in a row. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported a value of 520.6 for Bavaria on Tuesday and 526.4 on Monday. The RKI reports 5,385 new infections within 24 hours, in the same period 106 people died of or with Covid-19. 1064 Covid patients are currently in the intensive care units, as can be seen from the Divi intensive care register. They make up a third of intensive care patients in Bavaria. The district of Weilheim-Schongau has the highest incidence in the Free State with 1046.0, followed by Freyung-Grafenau with 1015.9. These are the only two counties where the incidence is still in four digits.
Three Upper Bavarian municipalities are repealing hotspot rules
Monday, December 6th, 5:55 p.m .: In three other Bavarian municipalities, the tightened corona hotspot restrictions will end this Tuesday. The city and district of Rosenheim and the district of Mühldorf am Inn announced on Monday that the regional hotspot regulations will be lifted. The city of Rosenheim is waiting a day longer than it would have been necessary to cancel.
Restaurants, cultural, leisure and sports facilities are therefore allowed to reopen on Tuesday, but unvaccinated people still have no access. Hotels are now allowed to accommodate tourists again. The stricter restrictions will be lifted in Bavaria if the seven-day incidence in the districts or urban districts is below 1000 for five days in a row.
The city of Rosenheim could have announced the repeal on Sunday, and then the companies there could have opened on Monday. A spokesman for the city said that people would have to experience such a measure and that the companies would react to it. “According to the administration’s assessment, both cannot really be guaranteed with the announcement on a Sunday. All industries that benefit from the easing need a certain amount of lead time to resume their business activities,” he said. That’s why they waited until Monday.
Caritas association against compulsory vaccination for individual professional groups
Monday, December 6th, 4.10 p.m .: The Caritas Association of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising rejects compulsory vaccination for some professional groups. Such a compulsory vaccination, which is “limited to employees in hospitals, old people’s homes and facilities for the disabled, sends the wrong signal,” the association announced on Monday. This would be a “termination of solidarity especially with all those” who had “given everything” in the care and social professions in the past few months, it said.
The fight against the coronavirus and also the protection of vulnerable population groups is a task for society as a whole “and not the problem of individual institutions,” said Diocesan Caritas Director Hermann Sollfrank: “If there is a compulsory vaccination, it must be a general vaccination requirement.”
Sollfrank renewed the call by the Diocesan Caritas Association to be “vaccinated against Covid 19 as quickly as possible”: “All the side effects that all common vaccines have are not comparable in frequency and severity with the suffering that the virus, in particular due to the low vaccination coverage “. Several hundred institutions in Munich and Upper Bavaria belong to the Diocesan Caritas Association in Munich and Freising.
Currently almost 1200 soldiers in Bavaria in Corona deployment
Monday, December 6th, 3:55 p.m .: 1187 Bundeswehr soldiers are currently deployed in Bavaria to fight the corona virus. A spokesman for the German Armed Forces announced on Monday in Munich on request that 767 soldiers were distributed across a total of 73 contact tracking centers.
Another part is accounted for by clinics: According to the Bundeswehr, 341 soldiers are employed in 19 facilities. 49 others are currently doing their service in a total of ten vaccination centers. In addition, another 30 are divided between a care facility and 2 district offices.
“The soldiers receive their assignment on site through a briefing from the respective facility,” said the Bundeswehr. Shortly after the pandemic began, around 200 soldiers were deployed to Corona in the Free State.
Incidence drops slightly to 526.4
Monday, December 6th, 6.58 a.m .: The corona incidence has fallen again. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported a value of 526.4 for Bavaria on Monday, the previous day it was 529.6. On Friday a week ago, the number of infections per 100,000 people had reached its previous high in the Free State in the past few days and was 652.3. The RKI reports 6168 new infections within 24 hours, 25 people died from or with Covid-19 during the same period. 1068 Covid patients are currently in the intensive care units, as can be seen from the Divi intensive care register. They make up exactly one third of the intensive care patients in Bavaria.
The district of Freyung-Grafenau has the highest incidence in the Free State with 1074.6, followed by Weilheim-Schongau with 1032.1. These are the only two counties where the incidence is in four digits.
The number of new infections is falling – the incidence is 529.6
Sunday, December 5th, 11.20 a.m .: The corona numbers in Bavaria are slowly but steadily falling. The Robert Koch Institute reported an incidence of 529.6 for the Free State on Sunday morning. That is 14.1 less than the previous day, it is the ninth decrease in a row. The German average is 439.2. In addition, there are currently slightly fewer people with Corona in intensive care units in Bavaria. As of 11:05 a.m., the nationwide intensive care registry reported a slight decrease to 1056 adult Covid-19 patients compared to the previous day.
When evaluating the infection rate, however, it should be borne in mind that experts are currently assuming a noticeable underreporting of the corona numbers. Health authorities and clinics can no longer keep up with reporting cases, at least in individual regions. The RKI is also finding it difficult to assess the situation. In addition, some intensive care patients were relocated from Bavaria to other federal states.
According to the RKI, the highest incidences in Bavaria were found in the districts of Freyung-Grafenau with 1116.7 and Weilheim-Schongau with 1040.2. They are also the only ones above the limit of 1000 as of which the stricter corona measures apply. These were still valid on Sunday in nine districts. However, they can end in multiple circles on Monday after being below the 1000 limit for five days. Among other things, the Traunstein District Office announced a corresponding step.
More participants than registered at the demo in Ansbach
Sunday, December 5th, 10:40 a.m .: At a demonstration against the current Corona measures in Ansbach instead of the registered 250 participants, around 1500 people came. As a police spokesman said on Sunday, the number of stewards had to be increased at short notice and therefore an interim rally took place on Karlsplatz in Ansbach. At the peak, up to 1,800 people are said to have participated in the demonstration on Saturday. The police spokesman is not aware of any incidents or violations of the requirements.
Incidence drops slightly
Saturday, December 4th, 10:45 am: The slight downward trend in the reported new corona infections in Bavaria continues. The Robert Koch Institute stated an incidence of 543.7 for the Free State on Saturday morning. That is 17.8 less than on Friday and the eighth decline in a row. Across Germany, the incidence rose minimally to 442.7.
In addition, there are currently slightly fewer people with Corona in intensive care units in Bavaria. The nationwide intensive care registry reported a slight decrease of eleven to 1077 adult Covid 19 patients compared to the previous day.
When evaluating the infection rate, however, it should be borne in mind that experts are currently assuming a noticeable underreporting of the corona numbers. Health authorities and clinics can no longer keep up with reporting cases, at least in individual regions. The RKI is also finding it difficult to assess the situation.
The districts of Freyung-Grafenau with 1050.3 and Weilheim-Schongau with 1049 had the highest incidences in Bavaria. They are also the only ones above the limit of 1000 as of the tightened corona measures. These are still valid – as of Saturday – in nine districts. In Dingolfing-Landau they ended on Saturday after the district had stayed below the mark for five days.
The next candidates for an end to the tightened measures would be the districts of Passau, Traunstein, Berchtesgadener Land and the city of Rosenheim, provided that the incidence there remains below the 1000 limit on Sunday. The RKI showed the lowest incidences in Bavaria on Saturday for the districts of Main-Spessart, Kulmbach and Wunsiedel with values of 251.6, 266 and 291.8.
Munich’s OB: Oktoberfest with a wristband
Friday, December 3rd, 10:32 p.m .: The Oktoberfest has already been canceled twice in a row due to the corona pandemic, so that the Oktoberfest can take place again next year, there are apparently admission wristbands under discussion. “I am firmly convinced that we will not see an Oktoberfest without restrictions. We are currently thinking about Oktoberfest-compatible access controls,” said Munich’s Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) image-Newspaper. “We’re thinking about ribbons. You can get them by showing your vaccination records – a different color for every day. Or a ribbon for 16 days. It’s easier to control. We still have to think about how we can deal with spontaneous visitors.”
Reiter said in June that two years without an Oktoberfest would be enough. He wants a Oktoberfest in 2022. A concept should be drawn up with experts. The world’s largest festival before the pandemic attracted six million visitors from all over the world.