Two more large cities located in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia have exceeded the critical limit of 50 new contacts per 100,000 population. These are Leverkusen and Gelsenkirchen.
According to the website of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), 62.3 new infections per 100,000 people have been detected in Leverkusen in the past seven days. On Monday, the coefficient was at the level of 44.6, municipal authorities said. From the point of view of virologists, Leverkusen, like many other cities and regions in Germany, was included in the list of “coronavirus risk zones”. This classification also applies to Gelsenkirchen, where the coefficient showing the dynamics of the incidence over the past week reached 58.9 on Tuesday, the RKI reported.
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