Host Nation Update, August 31, 2021
Coronavirus in Baden-Württemberg – A quarter of infections in children and adolescents
Every fourth Corona infection in the past seven days has been registered to a children or adolescent. The proportion of infected persons over 60 years of age, on the other hand, is only seven percent, the state health office (LGA) announced in Stuttgart on Monday.
Although the office has observed an increase in the number of infections and the so-called 7-day incidence – i.e. the number of infections recorded per 100,000 inhabitants within one week – since the beginning of July, this value initially fell slightly on Monday. The statewide incidence was 77.9, according to LGA data, down from 78.5 the previous day (as of 4 p.m.).
Six counties have now surpassed the incidence mark of 100. The highest incidence continues to be in the city district of Heilbronn with 143.1, followed by the city district of Baden-Baden with 124.4 and Mannheim with 106.2. The agency registered 604 new infections and again two new deaths related to coronavirus. This means that 526,422 people in Baden-Württemberg have now been proven to be infected with the virus, and 10,473 deaths are related to it.
An estimated 501 568 people are considered recovered, which was 435 more than the previous day. According to the data, 123 Covid-19 patients are currently in intensive care units in Baden-Württemberg. That is eight more than the previous day and already 21 more than last Friday. 4.5 percent of operable intensive care beds in the southwest are occupied by Covid-19 cases, up from 3.7 percent on Friday, according to the LGA. So-called hospitalization is now said to carry more weight in assessing the situation. (Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Aug 31)
Non-Corona related news:
A train drivers’ strike will affect passenger services across Germany from Sept. 2-6. Long distance and regional trains (including S-Bahn) operated by Deutsche Bahn will be affected. Click here, or on the headline, for more information.
Böblingen district: Have your bike checked free of charge
Numerous bike checks will be conducted by the “Bike Culture Initiative” in the Böblingen district. On four dates in September, citizens of the Böblingen district can have their bicycles checked free of charge by expert mechanics. In addition, the Bike Culture Initiative is organizing six more bike checks in the city of Böblingen. Minor defects will be repaired immediately, and helpful tips will be included.
The kick-off is in the district of Weil im Schönbuch (September 11) then the bike check pavilion moves on to the city of Böblingen (September 18), Jettingen (September 19) and finally to Weil der Stadt (September 25). “Often it’s the little things – after that, things run smoothly again and give cyclists even more pleasure. Especially in view of the approaching autumn with the shortening days, the focus is also on testing the lights.
The bike checks organized by the city of Böblingen will take place on September 12, as part of the Cargobike Roadshow. The Cargobike Roadshow will stop in 14 municipalities of the AGFK-BW from September 6-19. There, citizens can familiarize themselves with e-load bikes on site and take a test ride on the Cargobikes. The experienced Cargobike Roadshow team will provide manufacturer- and dealer-independent advice on types, models and equipment, as well as on current funding opportunities. (BB.heute.de, Aug 31)