Rising numbers – Almost 1000 new corona cases in Lower Saxony


Hanover – The corona numbers are also skyrocketing in Lower Saxony.

987 new infections were reported by the health authority on Friday morning.

Lower Saxony thus achieved a 7-day value of 45.3 infections per 100,000 inhabitants and is even closer to the value of 50 that is considered critical at the state level.

At the district and city level, 14 regions are now above an incidence value of 50. They are affected Districts of Cloppenburg, Diepholz, Emsland, Grafschaft Bentheim, Hildesheim, Northeim, Oldenburg, Osnabrück, Osterholz, Schaumburg, Vechta and Verden as well as the cities Osnabrück and Delmenhorst. The Hanover region (48.5) is just below that.

727 people from Lower Saxony have died of the virus since the outbreak of the pandemic.

More than 50 corona infected people in Hildesheim nursing home

A corona outbreak occurred in an old people’s and nursing home in Hildesheim. A total of 55 people, including 41 home residents and 14 nurses, were infected with the virus as of Thursday evening.

Affected people are currently in quarantine at home. Two of them are being treated in a hospital. Visitors are currently not allowed to enter the home.



The Ernst Kipker House in HildesheimPhoto: Chris Gossmann / dpa

The determination of the contact persons has not yet been completed, according to a spokeswoman for the Hildesheim district.

How the outbreak came about is not yet known. According to initial information, a resident who suffered from mild cold symptoms received a positive test result last Monday. Thereupon the remaining 88 residents as well as the staff were tested.

In Hildesheim, no regular tests were carried out with residents and employees of the affected facility before the outbreak. A new test regulation of the Federal Ministry of Health came into force last Thursday. This should enable care facilities and clinics to have their staff, residents and patients regularly tested for Covid-19.

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