NAfter the Corona outbreak at the meat processor Tönnies, public life in the Gütersloh district remains restricted for another week until July 7th. For the neighboring district of Warendorf, on the other hand, restrictions expire at midnight on Wednesday, as NRW Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) said in Düsseldorf on Monday.
The Robert Koch Institute published new figures on the so-called seven-day incidence on Monday night. The number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the district of Gütersloh has been well above the 50 mark within the past seven days. Accordingly, the downward trend continued after very high values due to the corona outbreak at meat processor Tönnies. According to the latest RKI data, there have been 112.6 such cases in the Gütersloh district within the past seven days after 132.9 on Sunday and 164.2 on Saturday. On Tuesday, this had been 270.2.
According to the RKI figures, the Gütersloh district remains the only district in Germany above the important mark of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within the past seven days. The background is the massive outbreak of the corona virus at the Tönnies meat plant in Rheda-Wiedenbrück in the district. The regional lockdown, which has been in effect since Wednesday, was previously limited to June 30.
Laschet: “The results make us confident”
In the Warendorf district, which also has many Tönnies employees, the key indicator for combating the pandemic had dropped below the important 50 mark in the past seven days at 47.9 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days. According to data from Monday, the value is currently 22.0 cases.
According to Laschet, after the Corona outbreak at Tönnies, the virus has hardly spread to the rest of the population, according to the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia. If one extracts the Tönnies employees, the key indicator of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the Gütersloh district has been 22.5 within the past seven days. In the neighboring district of Warendorf it was 5.4 – also excluding the Tönnies employees. “The results are encouraging,” said the Prime Minister.
As the state government further announced, the current regulations of the Corona Protection Ordinance in NRW will be extended by a further two weeks until at least July 15, 2020. This includes, among other things, the mask requirement for certain areas.