In Offenbach, the limit of 35 new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants was exceeded on Sunday. On Monday, a crisis team will decide on stricter measures.
OFFENBACH – Offenbach could be the first city in Hesse to take tougher anti-corona measures again. After the number of cases of infection rose to the previous high of 65 actively sick on Sunday, the crisis team will advise on this Monday. “The Offenbach magistrate is sticking to its line of making all the decisions that are necessary, and that without any hesitation – but also to keep a sense of proportion,” Mayor Felix Schwenke (SPD) announced on Sunday.
According to the city health department, it is to be expected that this Monday the value of 35 sick people per 100,000 inhabitants will be exceeded within the past seven days. The Ministry of Social Affairs had already reported a value of 36 on Sunday. The escalation concept of the state of Hesse provides for new restrictions on public life from a value of 35.
The city’s crisis team will decide on concrete measures in Offenbach to contain the virus in coordination with the state of Hesse. City officials had already called on Sunday not to wait for bans but to limit the number of contacts. If Offenbach were to exceed the threshold of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, there could be another extensive closure of public institutions and companies. Such steps are planned in stage four of the Hessian escalation concept. The sharp increase in the number of cases in the past week was mainly associated with returning travelers.