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Coronavirus: 2000 travel returnees since end of June 2020

Around 2000 travel returnees from coronavirus risk areas have registered with the public health department of the city of Bonn since 25 June 2020. All have to be quarantined for 14 days or at least until they have presented a negative test result. Up to now, the majority of people who have registered have been able to present such a test result and leave home isolation quickly.

The hotline at the health department received an average of 495 calls before the summer holidays. Since the start of the holidays at the end of June, the number has risen significantly to 696 calls per week. While only two days before the holidays were recorded for those returning to Germany, during the holidays about one hundred people a week called the health office. The number of those who returned to the health authority via the contact form at www.bonn.de/coronavirus or by e-mail also increased during the holiday period. From the start of the survey on 25 June to 28 June, there were 76, and in the following weeks 306 and 535 respectively.

Currently, the Bonn health authority receives a total of around 170 reports from travel returnees daily via the various channels. Nevertheless, the city assumes that not all people who have returned from a risk area have reported in the past. Some contact the authority even after the end of the 14-day quarantine and announce that they have not fallen ill. In other cases, only one person reports for several family members, who are then all individually advised by the Health Department staff, for example on the symptoms of the disease, the correct behaviour in the event of possible health problems or the quarantine.

Quarantine or home seclusion means staying in the house or apartment and also separating oneself physically from family members or flatmates. If this is difficult for spatial or other reasons, the person affected should at least not use other rooms at the same time, be cared for and remain in the domestic environment.

Current figures

As of Friday, July 31, 2020, the public health department of the city of Bonn lists 38 people who are acutely ill with Covid-19. Since February 28, 2020, a total of 824 people have tested positive for the coronavirus. 777 have recovered in the meantime, nine people have died in connection with the coronavirus infection.

In the past 7 days 31 new infections have been registered in Bonn; this corresponds to 9.39 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants. With the emergency mechanism introduced by the federal and state governments against rising infection rates of 50 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, the limit for the federal city of Bonn with more than 330,000 inhabitants is 165 cases.

At present, 9 people suffering from Covid-19 are in Bonn's hospitals. 7 patients are cared for in normal wards, 2 people are in intensive care units, one of which is ventilated.

Current information on the coronavirus can be found at  www.bonn.de/coronavirus.

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