Corona numbers are skyrocketing: 360 new infections in Hamburg


Hamburg – The corona numbers continue to climb!

The health department reported 360 new cases on Friday. On Thursday, 276 new infections had already reached a high since the start of the corona pandemic in Hamburg.

The seven-day value climbed to 75.1 infections per 100,000 inhabitants. On Thursday this value was 64.6. On Monday, the so-called seven-day incidence had just exceeded the critical mark of 50 for the first time since April 9.

The red-green Senate met for a special session in Hamburg’s town hall on Friday

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The constantly increasing corona infections brought the red-green Senate to a special meeting on Friday. The goal: Consultations on further protective measures in order to curb the increase in new infections.

Already on Thursday evening, Social Senator Melanie Leonhard (43, SPD) announced that the number of people who may come together for private celebrations in their own living space would be limited.

After Hamburg exceeded the important warning level of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days in the course of the week, stricter rules will now also have to apply in the Hanseatic city.

This includes, among other things, that only a maximum of ten people are allowed to stay in private rooms during celebrations. A curfew in the catering industry has been in effect in Hamburg since last Saturday.

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