Corona in South Hesse: Vaccination centers are reactivated

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Darmstadt and the districts of Darmstadt-Dieburg, Groß-Gerau and Offenbach are currently expanding their vaccination offers. The reason is not only the increasing demand, but also a requirement from the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs. The highest increase in new infections since the beginning of the pandemic was registered in the Odenwald. With a seven-day incidence of more than 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants: inside the district in Hesse is at the top.

  • City of Darmstadt and Counties raise Vaccination capacities.
  • Around a third of all newly infected people in the Odenwald are fully vaccinated.
  • Already more than 1,350 deaths in connection with the Coronavirus in southern Hesse.

+++ Current information on the coronavirus is also available on the CoronaSpecial pages the city of Darmstadt, the Darmstadt-Dieburg district, the Groß-Gerau district, the Bergstrasse district, the Odenwald district and the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration. Daily updated overview of the confirmed Sars-CoV-2 cases for Hessen.

Covid-19 case numbers in southern Hesse – as of: 25.11.2021 – 3.12 a.m. (Sources: Robert Koch Institute, Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration)

City / district 7-day incidence * Cases – new / 7 days / cumulative Dead – new / cumulative
Darmstadt 295,3 (+5,7) +73 / 470 / 8.662 +1 / 164
Darmstadt-Dieburg 297,3 (-3,7) +142 / 885 / 15.769 +1 / 325
Groß-Gerau district 254,5 (+11,6) +140 / 702 / 19.661 0 / 322
Bergstrasse district 378,2 (+0,4) +204 / 1.025 / 16.267 +2 / 361
Odenwaldkreis 408,3 (+12,5) +66 / 395 / 6.339 0 / 184

* Calculated as the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Update from Thursday, November 25th, 2021, 9.40 a.m .: Of the Odenwaldkreis has passed the mark of 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the seven-day incidence. According to the Robert Koch Institute, the value is now 408.3. The district health office in Erbach registered 66 new cases of corona infection. According to the district administration in Erbach, 601 people are currently considered to be acutely infected.

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The health department of Odenwaldkreis recorded 395 new corona infections in the past seven days. Of the 395 infected people, 131 – and thus about one in three – were fully vaccinated, according to the district administration. At the Corona station in the Odenwaldkreis Health Center in Erbach 20 patients are currently being treated, four of them in intensive care. The test result is still pending for two people. There are eleven other people in clinics outside the district.

City of Darmstadt and districts are setting up vaccination centers again

First report from Wednesday, November 24th, 2021, 5.43 p.m .: the City of Darmstadt and the Darmstadt-Dieburg district are working to expand their vaccination offerings. As stated in a joint communication on Wednesday, the recently closed vaccination centers are to be partially reactivated. The state of Hesse had only ordered in autumn to close the vaccination centers on October 1. Now the country is demanding a reopening by December 5th.

The city will be next to the existing one Vaccination clinic opposite the health department, Bessunger Straße 125 (building F, entrance south side, access via Kattreinstraße) also parts of the Science and Congress Center Darmstadtium as a point of contact for those willing to be vaccinated. However, the outpost of the vaccination clinic will not be ready this week – as originally planned – but for organizational reasons only on Monday, November 29th at 9 a.m. Then it will be possible to get vaccinated there in the copernicium room without an appointment.

Im Darmstadt-Dieburg district should the vaccination centers Pfungstadt and Reinheim Be reactivated “as soon as possible”. The future stationary offers would be further supported by mobile teams.

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Contact about vaccination offers

For Darmstadt and the district Darmstadt-Dieburg, the dates of the mobile vaccination teams and the necessary documents are available at vaccfteam-darmstadt-dieburg.de. As soon as the service times and registration processes of the reopened vaccination centers have been determined, these will also be announced there.

The district of Groß-Gerau provides information at www.kreisgg.de about dates and locations of the mobile vaccination teams. cka

City of Darmstadt and districts increase vaccination capacities

Last week, the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs made specific guidelines for increasing the number of vaccinations available, according to which from Sunday, December 5th Darmstadt around 4000, the Darmstadt-Dieburg district Almost 7500 additional vaccinations per week should be carried out, it said. These should support the existing offer of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians. According to District Administrator Klaus Peter Schellhaas (SPD), the Darmstadt-Dieburger district clinics treat 12 people in intensive care and 13 in the normal Covid ward.

Also the Groß-Gerau district is in the process of increasing its capacity. The demand for vaccinations is “currently increasing sharply”, announced the district on Monday. Doctors’ practices and health services are in the process of expanding their offerings. After the state-ordered closure of the Groß-Gerau vaccination center at the end of September, three mobile vaccination teams were out and about in the municipalities. Since this is no longer sufficient and the requirements have changed, ten teams will be stationed in several cities and communities from December 5th.

Mayor Partsch: “Another effort could have been avoided”

Also the Offenbach district Like all other rural districts and urban districts, it has to expand vaccination capacities at short notice. According to the state, around 9,000 additional corona vaccinations are to be carried out here every week. For this purpose, a larger vaccination center is to be set up again on the campus in Heusenstamm from December 6th.

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Darmstadt’s Lord Mayor Jochen Partsch (Greens) criticized the fact that the time pressure and renewed effort could have been avoided if “at the federal and state level one had reacted earlier to the emergency situation that was already indicated in early autumn and had retained the existing capacities”.

Odenwald: Highest increase in new corona infections

Of the Odenwaldkreis reported on Wednesday, November 24th that the day before there had been 117 new cases, “the highest increase in new corona infections since the beginning of the pandemic”. There is “no clearly definable reason” for the significant increase, such as an outbreak of infection in a facility. According to the district administration in Erbach, the nursing home Haus Wildpark in is under quarantine Erbach.

According to the district, 20 patients are currently being treated at the corona ward in the Odenwaldkreis health center in Erbach, four of them in intensive care. The test result is still pending for two people. There are eleven other people in clinics outside the district.

Of the Odenwaldkreis had already announced last week that doctors were the “first point of contact for corona vaccinations”. Looking ahead, however, the German Red Cross is still with a downsized Vaccination center remained supportive at Martin-Luther-Straße 18-20 in Erbach.