It was probably inevitable: for the first time, an infection with the coronavirus has been detected in Berlin. A young man with a new disease is treated in the Charite. Ten contact persons have so far been identified, the Senate Department for Health announced on Monday morning. These people are isolated in Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia.

Health Senator Dilek Kalayci (SPD) wants to provide further details on the case on Monday afternoon. Late on Sunday evening, the Senate Department of Health announced evidence of coronavirus infection.

As it was said in the morning by the Senate Administration, the man infected with the new coronavirus lives in Mitte, his condition is stable. The patient was first taken to the Charite rescue center on Sunday. Employees, there were also contacted. The rescue center has not been temporarily hit since then, according to the Senate administration.


Health Senator Kalayci also told RBB Inforadio Berlin-Brandenburg that the infected man was brought to the Charite in Mitte for treatment. His contacts included his parents from North Rhine-Westphalia, who had visited Berlin, as well as roommates and friends. The contact persons found in Berlin are to be tested on the pathogen Sars-CoV-2 on Monday.

Results of employees of the Brandenburg Tropical Tropical Water Park were also expected for Monday. There was a man from North Rhine-Westphalia visiting, with whom the pathogen was later detected.

Germany-wide more than 130 infections

To date, more than 130 infections with the Sars-CoV-2 virus are known in Germany, which can cause the disease Covid-19. Most infected people have mild cold symptoms with chills and sore throats or no symptoms at all. 15 out of 100 infected people fell seriously ill, according to the RKI. You get breathing problems or pneumonia. According to previous figures, one to two percent of infected die, far more than with the flu.


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