Bonn Many infections with the coronavirus occur in neighbourhoods with larger residential complexes. This is according to data from the city of Bonn. Meanwhile, secondary vaccinations of those already vaccinated are postponed.
The neighbourhoods of Tannenbusch and Äußere Nordstadt stand out as particularly high in terms of infection incidence; right next door, in Inner Nordstadt, however, the numbers are significantly lower. This is the result of data from the city of Bonn on the 17 postal code districts of the city, which reached the General-Anzeiger on Monday.
Of the total of 11,036 Bonners sick with Corona and reported up until last Thursday, eleven percent (1229 infected) live in the area of the postal code 53119, i.e. in Tannenbusch and Äußerer Nordstadt. Nine percent each live in the postal code district 53117 (Buschdorf, Auerberg, Graurheindorf) with a total of 1026 infected persons, and 53123 (Duisdorf, Lessenich, Messdorf) with a total of 1010 infected persons.
Low infection figures in Weststadt and Poppelsdorf
With a share of four percent in each case, the share of infection figures is comparatively low in neighbourhoods with the postal codes 53115 (Weststadt and Poppelsdorf) and 53129 (Kessenich/Dottendorf), which, however, are also home to around a quarter fewer people than those with the top figures. The figures could support the theory that the risk of infection correlates with the type of living conditions and is higher, for example, in apartment buildings or housing estates than in single-family homes. At six percent, the share of the highly populated postal code area 53111 (Innere Nordstadt and Innenstadt) is also comparatively low. At the lower end of the scale, the zip code district 53113 (Südstadt and Gronau) has three percent of the infection figures, although it also has only half the number of inhabitants compared to the particularly burdened districts. The city of Bonn does not have a breakdown of the infection figures below the zip code districts.
Meanwhile, the administration on Monday offered no significant explanation for the sharp rise in incidence to 136.5: "We do not have a major outbreak, the outbreak continues to be diffuse except for several large family clusters," a spokeswoman said in response to a query. The modified procedure for second vaccinations with Astrazeneca, issued by the Standing Commission on Vaccination, affects a total of 4000 people in Bonn. Accordingly, new vaccinations are to be administered only to those over 60 years of age. Regardless of age, those who have already received their first vaccination are to have their second vaccinations postponed from nine to twelve weeks. Those affected in Bonn have already been informed, according to the city's press office. The new dates will be assigned automatically.
Vaccination of contact persons of pregnant women
Those under 60 should receive the mRNA vaccine from Biontech or Moderna, those over 60 from Astrazeneca. Those who want to can take the previous appointment after nine weeks. In that case, the second vaccination would be with Astrazeneca. Since Friday, contact persons of pregnant women have been approached through gynecological practices and midwives and asked to book appointments. 500 appointments have already been booked in the first two days.
(Original text: Rüdiger Franz and Thomas Leurs/ Translation: Mareike Graepel)