Local news translated – Thursday, Sep. 2, 2021
Coronavirus in Baden-Württemberg – Number of intensive care patients continues to fall slightly
Stuttgart – The number of corona intensive care patients in Baden-Württemberg has again fallen slightly. Intensive care units in the state treated 116 people with COVID-19 on Wednesday – 5 fewer than the previous day, according to the state health office in its daily Corona situation report (as of 4 p.m.) in Stuttgart. COVID cases accounted for 5.0 percent of operable intensive care beds in the Southwest, down 0.2 percentage points from Tuesday. In the meantime, the number of Corona ICU patients had been rising. A week ago Wednesday, it was 99. At that time, 3.6 percent of intensive care beds in the state were occupied by Corona patients.
Meanwhile, the seven-day incidence – the number of recorded infections per 100,000 population within a week – continued to rise slightly to 81.8, from 78.4 last Tuesday. Six counties have now surpassed the incidence mark of 100. The city district of Heilbronn continues to have the highest incidence at 142.3. The agency registered 2302 new infections and 6 more deaths linked to the virus. This means that 530,577 people in Baden-Württemberg have now been proven to be infected with the virus, and 10,481 deaths are associated with it. An estimated 502,842 people are considered recovered, 711 more than the previous day. (Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Sep 2)
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.
Events in Stuttgart – Kleiner Schlossplatz and Wilhelmsplatz become concert stages
Stuttgart – Cultural life is returning to Stuttgart: from Thursday, September 2, to Sunday, September 5, an open-air festival will take place on Wilhelmsplatz. The Bavarian cultural ambassador and musician Loisach Marci will kick things off on Thursday at 5 pm. In his songs he combines traditional Bavarian instruments with modern electro sound. On Friday, the Austrian rock and funk band Mothers Cake will set the mood on Wilhelmsplatz starting at 8 pm. The evening will be opened by the Stuttgart band Dirty Waters at 7 pm. The main attraction on Saturday is a performance by the DJs from Kolchose Soundsystem together with the hip-hop group Massive Töne.
There is also a lot going on at the Kleiner Schlossplatz. Also starting on Thursday, September 2, visitors to the “Genussplätzle” will enjoy delicacies from the kitchen and cellar. The organizer is the Pro Stuttgart association. At the same time, the Stuttgart Region Pop Office, together with the Sorglos cultural office, is organizing a free program of music and performance on Kleiner Schlossplatz under the motto “A little evening of music.” The kick-off will be the concert by Aentique and Tobias Dellit & die schweigende Mehrheit from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the day of the opening of the Genussplätzle. Other dates are Friday and Saturday, September 3 and 4, Wednesday and Thursday, September 8 and 9, and Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25. For each evening, 100 deck chairs will be set up in the Kleiner Schlossplatz for a relaxed experience of the performances on stage. Both events are subject to the 3G rule: only those who are vaccinated, tested or recovered will be admitted. (Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Sep 2)
Sindelfingen: Food trucks and live music at second evening market
On to the second round: On Friday, September 3, the “Evening Market” will take place for the second time on Sindelfingen’s market square. With food trucks, live music and more, there is once again the opportunity to stroll through the market from 4 to 9 p.m. and discover the regional products of the exhibitors. Among the exhibitors are “Natur und Mohr” with various fruit sparkling wines, brandies and juices, and Christine Lohrer with potatoes, hedge goose lentils and fruit spreads. Mediterranean specialties are available at the stand of “Öl und Glücklich”, and at Fellbacher Schnittrosen there are not only flowers, but also products around the roses such as rose blossom secco. Food trucks will be on hand to provide refreshments. (BB.heute.de, Sep 2)
Construction sites in Böblingen – City Center: Brumme-Allee will be one single lane for two years
Böblingen – Excavators are still scraping the last remnants of the City-Center underground garage. However, foundations are now being built for the two new structures, and these works now require space that is only available on Brumme-Allee. This will result in a one-way closure until 2023. “The work could be carried out so far mostly without road closure, but now the construction site direction needs more space, therefore, the Wolfgang-Brumme-Allee between Talstraße and Friedrich-List-Platz in the direction of List- or Elbenplatz will be closed on half sides at the height of the property. This is the direction of travel into the city coming from the Mercaden traffic circle or the autobahn. The opposite direction is still accessible. The closure is expected to begin on Monday, September 6, 2021, and last until probably 2023.
The detour for car traffic into the city will be via Talstraße, Sindelfinger Straße and Friedrich-List-Straße during this time. “For pedestrian and bicycle traffic, a safe passage on the opposite side of the street is guaranteed at all times. Access to the underground car park at Wolfgang-Brumme-Allee 25 should also continue to be possible from the Talstraße traffic circle. The underground parking garage of the Kreissparkasse as well as the Shell gas station and the underground parking garage at the shopping center can only be reached via the Friedrich-List-Platz traffic circle.
Now the next test of patience is on the horizon. The one-way closure also coincides with the widening of the A 81 autobahn, which is expected to cause traffic jams between Böblingen and Sindelfingen. (Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Sep 2)