Bremerhaven / Verden - The wave of corona infections among members of Protestant free church in Bremerhaven now affects at least 112 people in the neighboring district of Cuxhaven.
As the city of Bremerhaven announced yesterday, 75-year-old member of the parish is on Died of COVID-19 at home last Thursday. The alarmed emergency services could no longer help the sick man.
The man was infected with the SARS-CoV virus -2 was previously unknown and was only confirmed after subsequent examination. The health department is now looking for the man's contact persons.
The Free Church in Bremerhaven consists mainly of large Russian-German families. According to reports from the city, they lead secluded life - also shaped by the experience that they were persecuted as Christians and national minority in the Soviet Union.
When infections began to pile up, officials went to and see the families asked them to be tested and to adhere to the quarantine. According to the current state of knowledge, the virus was probably not transmitted in church services, but rather through social contact between parishioners.
Meanwhile, at least 28 infections were found in an outbreak in nursing home in Oyten, according to information from the Verden district. Eight nurses and 20 residents of the home were affected, said district spokesman yesterday.
The home was instructed to immediately separate infected and non-infected residents. In addition, the contact persons of the infected nurses were identified. Some of them have children. Therefore, as precaution, daycare group in Bassen and learning group in school in Oyten were closed until final tests were available.