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Update: 100+ regions in Germany now considered coronavirus risk zones

Update: 100+ regions in Germany now considered coronavirus risk zones

Update: 100+ regions in Germany now considered coronavirus risk zones

The number of coronavirus hotspots in Germany continues to rise rapidly, with more than 100 municipalities across the country now being considered “high risk” areas. One district has even passed the seven-day incidence mark of 200 for the first time. 

A quarter of German municipalities now “high risk” zones

One in every four municipalities in Germany is now considered a risk area, according to the latest figures from the Robert Koch Institute. The data shows that 127 out of 412 rural and urban districts across Germany have exceeded the warning value of 50 new infections per 100.000 inhabitants within a week; nearly 20 of them have even exceeded the 100-mark, and Berchtesgadener Land in Bavaria has become the first to surpass 200. 

In an area where the seven-day incidence passed the 50 threshold, new restrictions must come into force, including bans on travelling, contact restrictions and even curfews. Authorities have warned that, if the numbers don’t stabilise soon, further measures will become unavoidable. 

On Saturday, Angela Merkel issued an urgent appeal to the population to stay home as much as possible, after public health authorities warned that the overload of cases was causing problems with the tracing of infection chains. According to a report in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the RKI is only successfully locating the origin of infection in less than 30 percent of cases.

Coronavirus hotspots in Germany

Here’s an overview of all of the German coronavirus hotspots, sorted by federal state (incidence rate in brackets - last updated October 22, 2020). The labels “district” and “city” are used to distinguish where both the regional (often outlying) administrative district (Kreis) and the city proper (Kreisfreie Stadt) have the same name. 

Baden-Württemberg

  • Alb-Donau-Kreis - 99,5
  • Baden-Baden - 58
  • Böblingen - 59,3
  • Calw - 51,5
  • Emmendingen - 54,1
  • Enzkreis - 59,1
  • Esslingen - 83,2
  • Freiburg im Breisgau - 58,4
  • Göppingen - 64,3
  • Heidenheim - 58,7
  • Heilbronn (city) - 123,2
  • Ludwigsburg - 62,7
  • Mannheim (city) - 80,5
  • Main-Tauber-Kreis - 77,8
  • Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis - 59,9
  • Reutlingen - 61,3
  • Rottweil - 52,9
  • Schwäbisch Hall - 57,9
  • Stuttgart - 80,8
  • Tübingen - 61,7
  • Ulm - 82

Bavaria

  • Augsburg (city) - 120,4
  • Berchtesgadener Land - 292,6
  • Cham - 56,3
  • Dachau - 79,4
  • Donau-Ries - 74
  • Ebersberg - 58,5
  • Freising - 52,8
  • Fürstenfeldbruck - 98,5
  • Kitzingen - 52,7
  • Ingolstadt - 58,2
  • Landsberg am Lech - 61,5
  • Landshut (district) - 65,7
  • Lindau - 58,6
  • Memmingen - 81,6
  • Miesbach - 58
  • Mühldorf am Inn - 95,8
  • Munich (city) - 82,4
  • Munich (district) - 62,8
  • Neuburg-Schrobenhausen - 57,6
  • Neustadt an der Waldnaab - 104,8
  • Nuremberg - 67,7
  • Ostallgäu - 74,4
  • Passau (district) - 103,3
  • Passau (city) - 72
  • Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm - 61,6
  • Regen - 94,3
  • Rosenheim (city) - 96
  • Rosenheim (district) - 82,3
  • Rottal-Inn - 88,9
  • Schweinfurt (city) - 102,9
  • Schweinfurt (district) - 115,2
  • Starnberg - 56,3
  • Straubing (city) - 79,5
  • Tirschenreuth - 83,3
  • Unterallgäu - 70,9
  • Weiden in der Oberpfalz - 121,7
  • Weilheim-Schongau - 96
  • Würzburg (city) - 82,1
  • Würzburg (district) - 59,8

Berlin

  • Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf - 93,6
  • Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg - 118,7
  • Mitte - 187,3
  • Neukölln - 214,6
  • Pankow - 54,3
  • Reinickendorf - 104
  • Spandau - 73,6
  • Steglitz-Zehlendorf - 77,1
  • Tempelhof-Schöneberg - 141,9
  • Treptow-Köpenick - 52,5

Brandenburg

  • Cottbus - 71,2

Bremen

Hamburg

There are currently no coronavirus hotspots in the city-state of Hamburg.

Hesse

  • Bergstraße - 68,4
  • Darmstadt (city) - 88,8
  • Darmstadt-Dieburg - 69,8
  • Frankfurt am Main - 143,8
  • Gießen - 72
  • Groß-Gerau - 110,6
  • Hochtaunuskreis - 84
  • Kassel (city) - 61,2
  • Lahn-Dill-Kreis - 59,6
  • Main-Kinzig-Kreis - 76,1
  • Main-Taunus-Kreis - 84,7
  • Marburg-Biedenkopf - 55
  • Offenbach am Main (city) - 126,7
  • Offenbach (district) - 79,5
  • Wiesbaden - 93

Lower Saxony

  • Cloppenburg - 101,9
  • Delmenhorst - 125,1
  • Emsland - 51,7
  • Grafschaft Bentheim - 68,5
  • Northeim - 100,5
  • Oldenburg (district) - 68,8
  • Vechta - 138,6
  • Verden - 62

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

There are currently no coronavirus hotspots in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

North Rhine-Westphalia

  • Aachen (urban region) - 100,5
  • Bielefeld - 63,7
  • Bochum - 83,2
  • Bonn - 68,6
  • Borken - 53,1
  • Bottrop - 53,6
  • Cologne - 111,7
  • Dortmund - 76,5
  • Duisburg - 105,7
  • Düren - 117,1
  • Düsseldorf - 79,9
  • Ennepe-Ruhr - 57,1
  • Essen - 79,6
  • Gelsenkirchen - 123,6
  • Gütersloh - 57,3
  • Hagen - 89,6
  • Hamm - 84,5
  • Herne - 152,8
  • Kleve - 53,4
  • Krefeld - 76,1
  • Leverkusen - 75,1
  • Märkischer Kreis - 53,4
  • Mettmann - 87,3
  • Mönchengladbach - 59,4
  • Mülheim an der Ruhr - 59,2
  • Oberbergischer Kreis - 53,3
  • Oberhausen - 60,7
  • Olpe - 71,7
  • Recklinghausen - 96,7
  • Remscheid - 96,1
  • Rhein-Erft-Kreis - 65,9
  • Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis - 64,6
  • Rhein-Kreis Neuss - 60,9
  • Rhein-Sieg-Kreis - 65,9
  • Solingen - 154,5
  • Unna - 79,3
  • Warendorf - 77
  • Wesel - 64,4
  • Wuppertal - 105,9

Rhineland-Palatinate

  • Altenkirchen - 100,2
  • Bernkastel-Wittlich - 64,9
  • Birkenfeld - 145,8
  • Cochem-Zell - 57
  • Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm - 138,3
  • Ludwigshafen am Rhein - 66,8
  • Mainz - 75,9
  • Neuwied - 52,5
  • Vulkaneifel - 72,6
  • Zweibrücken - 64,3

Saarland

  • Merzig-Wadern - 57,1
  • Neunkirchen - 69,2
  • Saarbrücken - 60,8
  • St. Wendel - 124,1

Saxony

  • Bautzen - 58,7
  • Erzgebirgskreis - 132,3
  • Nordsachsen - 67,8
  • Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge - 79,8

Saxony-Anhalt

There are currently no coronavirus hotspots in the state of Saxony-Anhalt

Schleswig-Holstein

There are currently no coronavirus hotspots in the state of Schleswig-Holstein

Thuringia

  • Eichsfeld - 51
  • Saale-Holzland-Kreis - 60,3
  • Sömmerda - 74,9

Updates from the RKI

This page will be regularly updated, but you can find the latest information from the Robert Koch Institute here

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