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Corona incidence value rises to 531.5

As expected, the number of Corona infections in Bonn - as in other regions in North Rhine-Westphalia - has risen sharply in recent days. As of Monday, January 17, 2022, the incidence value for the federal city is 531.5. 1757 new infections have been reported to the municipal health department in the past seven days.

This puts Bonn in the middle of the pack for incidences in NRW. According to the State Center for Health, the 7-day incidences of the cities and districts in North Rhine-Westphalia currently range between 217.2 and 842.0. The reason for the rising infection numbers in Bonn is the highly contagious Omikron variant with an apparently mild course at the same time, especially after vaccination. Persons infected with Omikron usually infect numerous close contacts.

Since Bonn is home to many young people who take advantage of a wealth of educational, training and recreational opportunities and thus have many contacts with each other, this group of people is currently particularly affected by corona. In addition, the number of infections in schools and daycare centers is increasing. As a result, the incidence among those aged up to 19 is currently 568.0 according to the NRW State Center for Health, while the incidence among those aged 20 to 39 is 705.0.

Another reason for the increase is the intensive testing in Bonn, which helps to detect the infections. Citizens* can use more than 350 testing sites throughout the city.

"We continue to appeal to Bonn residents to get vaccinated and also boostered according to the recommendations of the Standing Commission on Vaccination (STIKO)," emphasizes Health Department Director Dr. Susanne Engels. "Students and young people in particular should get vaccinated in view of the current situation."

All information about vaccination, the vaccination centers and the open vaccination campaigns is available on the municipal website  www.bonn.de/impfen.

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