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Incidence increases significantly - OB Dörner appeals: "Get vaccinated now".

The 7-day incidence in Bonn has jumped within one day. In view of the beginning of the fourth wave of the Corona pandemic, Bonn's Lord Mayor Katja Dörner appeals to citizens to get vaccinated now. To this end, the city is expanding the mobile vaccination service in the city districts.

OB Katja Dörner: "The rising infection figures in our city and throughout the country show that the pandemic is not yet over, but that the fourth wave is beginning. Only together will we succeed in conquering the coronavirus. Therefore, I urgently appeal to everyone in Bonn: 'Get vaccinated!' Because vaccination is the most effective means against the pandemic and the best protection for all our health!"

The mayor also pointed out that even those who have been fully vaccinated must continue to follow the familiar hygiene rules of keeping their distance, washing their hands and wearing masks. "Those who are vaccinated are, according to scientific findings, very safely protected against a severe course of the disease. But even with vaccination, it is possible to contract the virus," Dörner said. Among 242 proven infected on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, were 31 people who were fully vaccinated. This corresponds to a proportion of 12.8 percent.

Many new infections due to travelers returning home

In terms of new infections, the trend of recent weeks is continuing, with young adults in particular playing a greater role in the incidence of infection. Currently, 22 percent of detected infections in Bonn occur in 18- to 24-year-olds, and 34 percent in the 25- to 44-year-old age group.
The jump in 7-day incidence is largely due to tested travelers returning home. In some neighborhood statistical districts, they account for up to 80 percent of new infections. Cases of infection attract further infections through domestic contacts.

City expands mobile vaccination services

Currently, only about 120 first vaccinations per day take place in the Bonn vaccination center. The mobile vaccination services have been much better received. With the most recent offers in Medinghoven, at the Kunstrasen and in the Stadthaus, the city reached a further 342 people; 228 people who wanted to be vaccinated came to the campaign at the Stadthaus alone.
OB Katja Dörner: "This pleasing trend, which can be observed also country widely, shows that humans are in principle ready for the inoculation and we must make it as easy as possible for them. The vaccine must get to the people. That's why we want to expand mobile vaccination services and go to vocational schools, for example."

Preparations are currently underway in cooperation with Stadtwerke Bonn (SWB) for the deployment of a vaccination bus, which will be available for the first time next week. The offers in facilities in the city districts will also be continued. The following dates are planned for the coming week:

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Kunstrasen Bonn, Charles de Gaulle-Straße/Rheinaue 
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 3 to 8 p.m., Haus Vielinbusch, Oppelner Straße 130
  • Thursday, August 19, 2021, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Münsterplatz/Impfbus
  • Friday, August 20, 2021, 12 to 6 p.m., Münsterplatz/Impfbus
  • Saturday, August 21, 2021, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rheinaue Flea Market/Impfbus 

Until Thursday, Sept. 2, people can continue to get vaccinated without an appointment at the Vaccination Center in the World Conference Center Bonn, which is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (except Sunday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.). Both primary and secondary vaccinations are offered there. Vaccinations of children twelve years and older (accompanied by a parent) are available at the vaccination center on Wednesdays from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
According to the latest vaccination decree of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the signature of both legal guardians is required for the vaccination of 12- to 15-year-olds. In contrast, adolescents over the age of 16 can be vaccinated without parental consent, as long as it can be assumed that they have the necessary capacity to understand and consent to the vaccination. Vaccinations for persons 16 years of age and older take place daily at the Vaccination Center.

Safe return to daycare and school: follow quarantine guidelines

Carolin Krause, Head of the Department for Schools, Social Affairs and Youth of the City of Bonn, is appealing for support from parents when many thousands of children return to daycare centers and schools in Bonn after the vacations next week. To ensure a safe start in the facilities, the existing quarantine regulations must be adhered to. For example, when returning from a high-risk area, all children - regardless of age - must initially spend five days in quarantine. In addition, all parents are asked to test their children for coronavirus before their first visit to the facility and to take advantage of the free testing offer at daycare centers and schools. The current entry requirements can be found  here (opens in a new tab)

7-day incidence rises to 72.5

The 7-day incidence in Bonn on Friday, August 13, 2021, is 72.5. 239 new infections have been reported to the health department in the past seven days.

Since February 28, 2020, a total of 15,145 confirmed Corona infections have occurred in Bonn. 326 people are currently infected, 256 people have died in association with the corona virus, and 14,564 people are considered to have recovered in the meantime. 768 people from Bonn are currently in quarantine.

Currently, ten people from Bonn and the surrounding area who have contracted Covid-19 are in Bonn hospitals (as of Thursday, August 12, 2021). Five patients are being cared for in normal wards, five people are in intensive care, three of them need to be ventilated.

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