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Germany: Bavaria declared a Covid disaster zone

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Bavaria has proclaimed a nationwide disaster. Prime Minister Markus Söder declared the disaster due to “the current worrying situation in the corona pandemic. The disaster is to be established from November 11, 2021,” said the State Chancellery.

The corona infection process is currently developing very dynamically in Bavaria, according to the state chancellery. The seven-day incidence reached new highs every day. “At the same time, the occupancy of hospital beds, especially intensive care beds, with Covid-19 patients continues to rise. In many hospitals there is already no or very little capacity available. This increases the need for coordination when occupying intensive care beds and moving patients from overburdened clinics. The corona pandemic endangers the life and health of a large number of people throughout Bavaria.”

Der Spiegel report (in German)

 

Germany is already seeing Covid case rates soar above those of the last winter Covid wave in 2020:

 

 

 

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** This post was originally published on November 10, 2021 **