25,000 rapid tests at Bremen’s schools and nine positive cases


The voluntary corona rapid tests at schools in Bremen revealed nine infections in one and a half weeks.

Since March 15, around 20,000 tests have been carried out with schoolchildren and 4,700 tests with school employees, the education authority said. Among the students, 13 rapid tests indicated an infection, which was confirmed in 8 cases by a PCR test. There were two positive rapid tests among the employees, one of which was subsequently confirmed to be an infection.

In total, the 181 schools in the city of Bremen have around 74,000 pupils. You can have yourself tested with the antigen tests twice a week with the help of adults. According to the health department, there were a total of 59 students and 7 school employees with a proven infection until yesterday. 17 children, 19 educators and one other employee were infected at the daycare centers.

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This message was broadcast on March 25th, 2021 on Deutschlandfunk.

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