783 persons in quarantine - case numbers also increase strongly in Jena

13.11.2020

In the last 24 hours 29 new SARS-CoV-2 virus infections have been reported to the Health Service (status 12.11.2020, 24:00 hrs). This is the highest number of newly infected persons since the beginning of the pandemic in Jena.

8 persons could be classified as recovered. Currently 783 are in quarantine. This is 200 more than last week due to the large number of clusters and contacts.
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The Jena statistics of Thursday, 12.11.2020 (as of 24 hrs):

  • Number of active cases: 144
  • of which in the last 24 hours: 29
  • thereof stationary: 8
  • heavy progressions: 3
  • Infections in the last seven days: 86
  • Seven-day incidence for Jena: 79.4
  • Total number of infected persons since 14.03.2020: 525
  • Total number of deaths: 4
  • Total recoveries: 377
  • thereof in the last 24 hours: 8
  • Persons in quarantine (status 12.11.2020): 783

Infection clusters in several educational institutions

We would like to give you the following background information on current events:

There are several infection clusters. Among them are also cases at schools and day-care centres. Because the infection process could not be clearly traced, one school (SteinMalEins in Altlobeda) and one kindergarten (Kita Schwabenhaus) had to close. A 14-day quarantine was ordered for all children and educators.

Furthermore, individual classes of the following institutions are in quarantine. Here the contacts could be narrowed down so that the rest of the school can continue normally:

  • Schiller School
  • SBSZ Göschwitz
  • Reichwein Grammar School
  • Saale Valley School

In addition there are many individual cases with partly very complex contact chains.

Requests and recommendations of the Health Service

Due to the large number of new SARS-CoV-2 cases in recent days, the Health Service is working flat out on contact tracing. There may be a delay here until contact persons receive official information and possibly also a quarantine order from their colleagues in the Health Service. In this context, the public health department asks for support:

If people have tested positive for Covid-19, they should inform their contact persons directly. These contact persons should be separated on their own responsibility and avoid further contact until they have received official information from the Health Department. This is the only way to avoid that in the meantime further persons are infected.