Dhe number of people with evidence of the corona virus in Hessen has increased by 64. A total of 12,029 cases were registered, as announced by the Ministry of Social Affairs on Saturday in Wiesbaden (as of 2:00 p.m.). The figures were even higher in the city of Offenbach, where on Friday the warning level of 20 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants was exceeded within seven days. On Friday the city gave it a value of 21.6, on Saturday it was 30.4.
As a consequence, Offenbach had announced an information campaign in numerous languages for returning travelers. The public order office and the police are to support the health office in the next two weeks in tracking infection chains. In the hospitality industry, mouth and nose protection must be worn again when entering and on the way to the toilet. In the event of violations of the mask requirement, 50 euros would have to be paid for the first time. The management of the guest lists was also checked.
The next threshold in the country’s escalation concept is 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants. This Sunday the city of Offenbach wants to announce further information, as the spokesman said. The reason for the new infections were mainly vacation returns and a bus trip to visit a cheese factory in the Netherlands, the city had said.
The other Hessian municipalities were far from the value. The second highest value was at Wiesbaden and the Rheingau-Taunus district. The ministry only records information that has been entered into an electronic database by the municipalities up to a certain point in time. The number of deaths associated with Covid-19 remained at 520 across the state of Hesse.