The Corona situation remains tense, and the Ukraine war will also be discussed today in the Bavarian cabinet. Afterwards there will be a press conference. All news in the ticker.
- Corona * in Bavaria : seven-day incidence increases.
- Corona rules: No more masks in lessons at Bavaria’s primary and special schools (see first report)
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Update from March 22, 6:02 a.m .: Today, Tuesday, the Council of Ministers will meet via video link, led by Prime Minister Markus Söder. Topics are in particular the consequences of the corona pandemic and the Ukraine war. There will be a press conference at 1 p.m. You can follow the statements by Head of State Chancellery Florian Herrmann, Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann, Health Minister Klaus Holetschek and Economics Minister Hubert Aiwanger live here at 1 p.m.
Corona incidence is increasing in Bavaria in almost all age groups – all-time high among older people
Update from March 21, 3:43 p.m .: The corona incidence in Bavaria has increased in almost all age groups. The numbers for the 11th calendar week reported by the State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) on Monday were only lower in one group than the values a week ago. Incidences also continued to rise among the elderly who were particularly at risk.
According to the LGL, the highest incidence was still in the 16 to 19 year olds with 3666. It was the only group with a decreasing value (-432). This was followed by the age group of six to eleven year olds, in which the incidence rose by 216 to 3434, followed by the twelve to 15 year olds with 3081 (+49). School-age children, adolescents and young adults continue to be the hardest hit.
These three age groups have recently been infected with corona particularly frequently, as can be seen from the cumulated incidences of the past few weeks. If you ignore multiple infections, around a third of all children from six to eleven (34.6 percent) have been infected in the two and a half months since the beginning of the year. For the twelve to 15 year olds (28.5 percent) and the 16 to 19 year olds (28.6 percent) it is around a quarter each. Across all age groups, it is about one in six. However, since there are multiple infections of individual persons on the one hand, but also undiscovered or unreported infections on the other hand, these figures are subject to a certain degree of inaccuracy.
The current corona wave is also affecting older people more and more. All-time highs were reported in all age groups over 35 for the past week. The value for 35 to 59 year olds was 2195, for 60 to 70 year olds 1138. Among seniors aged 80 and over the incidence was 946. And it also increased significantly among the youngest up to five years old and was 1531.
Incidence in Bavaria is increasing – but important corona rule lifted from today
First report from March 21, 8:57 a.m .: Munich – Some see it as a step that is long overdue, others are skeptical: From this Monday, the masks * can remain in the school bag during school hours in classes one to four. The obligation to wear masks in the square is lifted. The cabinet around Markus Söder had decided that last week. Minister of Education Michael Piazolo (Free Voters) justified the decision by saying that there are PCR pool tests at primary schools and that wearing a mask is a particular burden on the little ones.
A week later, the masks are also to fall in class for fifth and sixth graders – as in primary and special schools, the PCR test is mandatory here until further notice.
Corona rules in Germany – Many measures have expired
With the revised Infection Protection Act, the federal government, against massive criticism from the federal states, enforced that all far-reaching corona measures nationwide expire last weekend. For Bavaria, too, this not only means the end of all capacity and person ceilings as well as the ban on dancing and music. There are also no contact restrictions, special regulations for church services and gatherings, the ban on folk festivals and annual markets, the ban on celebrating in public places and existing possibilities for bans on the sale and consumption of alcohol. Fixed groups no longer have to be formed in day-care centers.
Corona rules: Bavaria uses the transition period – FFP2 mask requirement remains
However, Bavaria uses a transitional period in the new law wherever this is legally possible. That is why the current access restrictions will remain in place until April 2nd, i.e. 2G in the leisure sector, 2G plus in discotheques or 3G in restaurants and universities. FFP2 masks are still mandatory in retail, leisure facilities and elsewhere. You can read all the Corona rules for Bavaria in our overview.
Nationwide – and then beyond April 2nd – the mask requirement in nursing homes, clinics, in local and long-distance transport as well as the obligation to test in nursing homes and schools will remain.
Corona numbers in Bavaria: seven-day incidence increases
The seven-day incidence* has meanwhile increased again slightly. The Robert Koch Institute* (RKI) gave the value for Bavaria on Monday as 2134.5 (previous day 2133.5). On Monday a week ago, the incidence was 1990.7, on the previous Monday it was 1541.9.
- 23,189 new infections within one day
- Five new deaths in 24 hours
- The districts of Haßberge (3330.8) and Passau (3312.9) are leaders in the Free State.
Experts assume a high number of cases that are not recorded in the RKI data. One reason is the limited capacity of health authorities, for example, and contacts are often only tracked to a limited extent.
Corona in Bavaria: number of intensive care patients almost constant
The number of corona patients in the intensive care units has been almost constant in the past few days: the Divi intensive care register reported 402 corona patients in intensive care units in the Free State on Monday (as of 6:05 a.m.), a week earlier there were 417. 164 of them had to to be invasively ventilated on Monday. (came/dpa)
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