In the past few days, fourteen elderly people have died from COVID-19 in a care home in the province of Brandenburg. The Coronavirus was probably introduced by unvaccinated caregivers.
Berlin, November 2, 2021 (The Berlin Spectator) – Forty-four residents of a nursing home in Schorfheide, Brandenburg, were infected with the coronavirus in the last local outbreak. Within days, fourteen of them died. All the victims were over 80, the oldest was 101. When the Corona outbreak was detected, fifteen wardens tested positive for Corona.
Mandatory non-viable vaccinations
“This is exactly what we did not want to relive,” Brandenburg Minister of Health Ursula Nonnemacher told RBB radio and television station. She was referring to many deadly epidemics in German care homes during the first waves of Corona. According to her, only 50 percent of the guards at this location in Schorfheide have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Among residents, the vaccination rate was over 90 percent. A representative of the responsible local health authority said victims of this outbreak had pre-existing conditions.
Minister Nonnemacher told the RBB that daily Corona tests were needed “in some areas”. She admitted that at this point the Brandenburg goalkeepers are only tested twice a week. Ursula Nonnemacher also said she understands the demands for mandatory vaccinations for caretakers at nursing homes, but such measures cannot really be implemented for legal reasons.
No new lockouts are planned
While Germany’s overall seven-day incidence has declined slightly from 154.8 on Monday to 153.7 today, the situation remains alarming. Ten of the sixteen federal states have triple-digit incidences. Thuringia has already been a Corona hotspot on two occasions. It has just reached an incidence level of 306.5. In Saxony, the incidence is 284.4, Bavaria is 248.9. Despite this Corona wave that affects the whole country, no new containment is planned.
Three counties have incidences greater than 600. All of them are located in Bavaria. Four German counties are above 500, eleven above 400 and thirty-six above 300. In the city-state of Berlin, the incidence over seven days has just increased by 16 points to 156, 1. Especially in its districts Mitte, Spandau, Reinickendorf, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and NeukÃ¶lln, the situation is serious. In all these cases, the incidences are greater than 170.
Corona patients in intensive care
According to the âDIVI Intensiv Registerâ, the number of Corona patients who are in intensive care in Germany is now 2,058. This means that it has increased by 136 in two days. Fifty-two percent of these patients are connected to ventilators.
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