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World At work or on the train? This is where most people get infected with the coronavirus

20:21  22 october  2020
20:21  22 october  2020 Source:   businessinsider.de

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The Corona case numbers are rising rapidly again. New hotspots and outbreaks across the country are reported daily. But where do most people get infected? The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) broken down on Tuesday in its daily report, where Germans are most often infected.

At the beginning of the pandemic in Germany, it was mainly hospitals, refugee shelters and old people's and nursing homes in which outbreaks of infection were registered. In the summer it was the workplace where a large number of them became infected. For example, 2,119 cases could be assigned to the outbreak in the Tönnies slaughterhouse Rheda-Wiedenbrück .

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Meanwhile, many people are getting infected again in private households - next to the workplace and during leisure activities. A large proportion also comes from categories that have not been recorded. The cases in nursing and old people's homes are also increasing again. This is particularly dangerous because many high-risk patients live in such facilities.

Meetings of religious communities also play a role in the infection process. For example, the RKI refers to a case in the Northeim district in Lower Saxony, in the course of which 140 people tested positive for the corona virus.

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It is surprising that, according to the statistics, few people are infected in local public transport, although there are also many people there in a narrow space. This could be related to the obligation to cover the mouth and nose . However, it is also more difficult to track the chains of infection in this area.

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The institute's graphic is only intended to provide a rough overview of the course of the infection; the information should be "interpreted with caution," emphasizes the RKI. The study included all outbreaks from five or more cases. This is around 16.25 percent of all corona infections.

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