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Coronavirus: figures also rise slightly in Bonn

It is still unclear how the infections occurred in a restaurant in Bonn, where several guests and employees tested positive for the coronavirus in the first half of July. The ventilation system will be ruled out after investigations by the public health department. Blood tests are now to provide further clarification in cooperation with the Bonn University Hospital.

On July 15, a young woman who showed the typical symptoms had tested positive in the restaurant in Bonn-Poppelsdorf. She was part of a dinner party that met on July 8. Both the family and the restaurant staff were contacted and tested. Since, according to research by the health authority, the operator and guests had complied with all the rules of the Corona Protection Ordinance, the question arose as to why another person who was also in the restaurant on 8 July but at a different table had a positive test result. All guests who were documented to have been in the restaurant on that day were contacted. Swabs were taken from two people with symptoms, one of which was negative, and the second result was not yet available on Friday 24 July. The public health department assumes that none of the then guests are still developing symptoms now because the incubation period is over.

Bonn registers a total of 793 confirmed infections as of 24 July 2020. 761 have recovered since the outbreak of the pandemic, nine people have died. This means that there are currently 23 acute cases, including four positive findings among travel returnees. The number of new infections in the past seven days is 19, which corresponds to 5.76 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants. According to the emergency mechanism introduced by the federal and state governments against increasing numbers of 50 new infections within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants, this figure is 165 in Bonn with its 330,000 inhabitants.

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