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Incidence in Munich is exploding: According to the health officer, figures are now reliable again

2022-01-09T21:51:12.697Z

Incidence in Munich is exploding: According to the health officer, figures are now reliable again Created: 01/09/2022, 10:28 PM From: Sascha Karowski Health advisor Beatrix Zurek on a visit to the vaccination center in Riem. © Marcus sleep In view of the rapidly increasing number of infections, the city is now well positioned in terms of contact tracking. Health officer Beatrix Zurek (SPD) sai



Incidence in Munich is exploding: According to the health officer, figures are now reliable again

Created: 01/09/2022, 10:28 PM

From: Sascha Karowski

Health advisor Beatrix Zurek on a visit to the vaccination center in Riem.

© Marcus sleep

In view of the rapidly increasing number of infections, the city is now well positioned in terms of contact tracking.

Health officer Beatrix Zurek (SPD) said this on Sunday at the request of our newspapers.

One has learned from the difficulties.

Munich - In Munich, the corona numbers are skyrocketing.

On Sunday the seven-day incidence was 450.8 (Friday: 305.8).

The health department is well positioned to ensure follow-up, said health officer Beatrix Zurek (SPD) on Sunday at the request of our newspaper.

Munich: In the previous year, the city had problems tracking contacts

"We learned from the difficulties of the past year." As reported, the city had reported too few corona cases to the Robert Koch Institute over a longer period at the end of the previous year because there were too few staff. As a result, the seven-day incidence in Munich was too low. The numbers are now meaningful, says Zurek. You now have various options for increasing personnel capacities at short notice. “Among other things, we have an ad hoc group. In addition, the city council has granted us funds to also involve external staff. We are a lot better positioned. "

It is currently more challenging to react to constantly new rules.

"We were told on Saturday afternoon that the quarantine period would be shortened," says Zurek.

The city officially announced yesterday that close contacts of a person infected with Omikron can leave the quarantine after ten days.

There is also the option of leaving the quarantine after the seventh day using a PCR test or antigen test.

Munich's health officer criticizes constant rule changes

"Even if you have your own processes under control, changes come from outside that you have to react to again," says Zurek.

She, meanwhile, believes Omicron is causing a change in the pandemic.

The virus spreads faster and more people become infected.

In order to finally get the pandemic under control, the new federal government would have to act now.

"I do believe that it is now important that you force yourself through to a general vaccination requirement at the federal level," says Zurek.

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Source: merkur

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