The Bavarian capital is again close to the critical mark.
- After the meeting with Merkel, Söder explained the opening strategy for the Free State (see update from February 19, 1:27 p.m.).
- Munich’s mayor rider can imagine concrete easing (see update from February 19, 2:55 p.m.)
- In Germany, the infection process could pick up speed again due to the corona mutations (see update from February 20, 8:20 a.m.).
- This ticker is updated continuously.
Update from February 21, 8:30 a.m .: The R-value in Germany is the information of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) rose again and is now 1.07 (previous day, 1.01). It is still unclear whether the more contagious virus mutations are the reason for this, but it is obvious.
Corona: Numbers in Bavaria are increasing – Munich again close to the critical mark
Within one day, the health authorities reported 7,676 new corona infections. 1116 of them in Bavaria. For the city of Munich, 65 new infections with the corona virus have been reported since Saturday.
The seven-day incidence in the state capital continues to rise and is now 32.1 (source: RKI; as of February 21, 3:10 a.m.). Thus, the state capital is again close to the value of 35, which, according to Chancellor Merkel (CDU) and the Prime Minister, in consultation with experts, represents a minimum requirement for possible easing.
The sudden increase in the number of cases could also influence further easing discussions that have been in the focus of reporting almost every day since the lockdown was extended to March 7th.
Corona in Munich: Numbers are no longer falling – worry about mutations
The R value has risen above 1 again in Germany. According to the Robert Koch Institute, it was 1.01 on Friday (February 19). That means that 100 people infect 101 more people. With a permanent value above 1, the infection rate in Germany could pick up speed again.
The data reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 3:10 a.m., subsequent changes or additions are possible. Additionally, 490 new coronavirus-related deaths were reported within 24 hours.
The 7-day incidence has leveled off below the important 35 mark for days. On Friday it was 29.3. And the number of reproductions in the Bavarian capital, at 0.85, is far below 1. On Friday, the city reported 111 new infections and another death related to Covid-19.
Update from February 19, 2:55 p.m .: Following the video switch with Chancellor Merkel (CDU) and CSU boss Markus Söder, Munich’s Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) has now commented on the discussions. At first he was pleased about the pandemic situation in the state capital: “We have been in Munich for a few days with a 7-day incidence of less than 35.
The vaccinations in our old people’s and nursing homes are almost complete, ”says Reiter.
Corona lockdown: Merkel and Söder with switch – Munich’s mayor puts easing in sight
Furthermore, the mayor then spoke about further easing steps that he could envisage for Munich: “If the incidence remains below 35, I could imagine, for example, opening the primary schools not only in alternation but entirely in face-to-face classes, with one Mask requirement. In the opinion of my experts, however, the mask requirement in public places is not absolutely necessary from an infectious point of view and could be dispensed with. ”It is also“ conceivable ”to extend the contact restrictions to two households, so far only meetings with a person outside the household are allowed. In contrast, Reiter believes that major relaxation in gastronomy, culture and retail is only conceivable in an overall Bavarian concept.
Update from February 19, 1:34 p.m.: “Vaccination will be of great relevance in the long term because it will enable us to reduce mortality. This means that opening steps are much more resilient, ”says Söder. With more vaccinations, you could guarantee a lot more freedom, says Söder. Within the Free State, the districts in the east are still the problem children. “It also has something to do with geographical influences,” the CSU boss explains the sometimes high incidences. Mobile test routes will be used here and financial aid will be offered to get the situation under control.
Corona: easing in Bavaria? Söder reports LIVE from Merkel-Schalte
The fact is always: from a certain incidence, it starts to get out of hand,” warns the CSU boss. With Corona, there is no precision landing. “If the jump point is missed, it takes a long time to correct.”
The n the Prime Minister thanks for the good cooperation with Chancellor Merkel, for whom we are now moving on to the security conference in Munich. This ends the statement. Journalists now have the opportunity to ask their questions.
The re is hope in Bavaria, but there are still great worries,” the CSU boss continued. In summary, one could say that the numbers – if only slightly – continue to decrease, but the mutations are increasing.
The y noticed one thing: “It can go very quickly”. This was seen in Flensburg, where the incidence rose very quickly in a very short time. Now it is a matter of agreeing a plan by Easter that will then also apply.
Corona easing in Bavaria? Video with Merkel and Söder – statement live NOW
The priority remains with schools and daycare centers. Here one will try to return to face-to-face lessons – the next ten days will show whether this is possible, said Söder. It is also important to act wisely in retail and catering. At an incidence of 35, they will then open accordingly. However, always with “clever concepts”, rash actions are always dangerous.
Update from February 19, 1:22 p.m .: CSU boss Söder has taken the podium. Here we go.
Update from February 19, 1:04 p.m .: Prime Minister Söder is still a long time coming. It should start at any moment.
The planned start is at 1 p.m.
Corona lockdown: Merkel and Söder meet in video switch – easing in Bavaria expected?
The Corona situation in the Free State. In view of the infection situation, calls for relaxation are getting louder. Especially where the incidences are falling sharply, as in Munich (see first report below in the text). Prime Minister Markus Söder will provide a statement from 1 p.m. on the results of the switch. We will broadcast the press statement live here in the ticker and stream from 1 p.m.
First report from February 19, 2021
The trend across Bavaria is still going in a positive direction, overall in the Free State it is 56.51. As a result, the development is that calls for easing are getting louder and louder. Munich’s mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) recently formulated requests for a clear forecast. Now Chancellor Merkel (CDU) should get an impression of the situation in the Free State.
Corona: Merkel and Söder in Bavarian switch – calls for easing are getting louder
The Chancellor’s course has always been the same since the beginning of the corona pandemic. Just like CSU boss Söder, she always preferred the path of caution and prudence. Even now, especially in view of the virus mutants, both reinforce this path. Today, Friday, the Chancellor, Prime Minister and the mayors / district administrators of Bavaria will meet for a video switch. Topic:
The Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, Hubert Aiwanger, has not been making a secret of his relaxation ideas for some time.
Corona lockdown: Söder invites Merkel to the Bayern switch – does the mood in the Free State change?
For the Chancellor, the switch is about one thing above all: getting everyone on board. Again Munich Mercury knows, however, more and more resistance is pushing itself. In northern Bavaria, for example, several district administrators and mayors have announced that they will go to the appointment on Friday with a list of pressing issues. Among other things, they are calling for a “Marshall Plan” for German city centers. Another local politician would like a “less apocalyptic” language on the subject of Corona from the superiors in Berlin and also from Markus Söder, he said Munich Mercury.
The CSU Munich, which has now canceled its presence party conference, is calling for more perspective.