Kassel - After 20 SARS-CoV-2 cases in refugee shelter, 60 people are in quarantine in Kassel. It is the largest outbreak in the city so far, said health department head Ulrike Gote (Greens) today.
A primary school and day care center have been temporarily closed. Around 150 people were and are being tested in total. So far, there has been no serious disease course among those infected.
According to the city, the first infection in the facility in the Bettenhausen district became known last Tuesday. "Several families and individuals live together there," explained Regine Bresler, head of the health department.
Everyone should be there Residents, carers and staff have been tested. 200 contact persons were identified. Because there are four children among the infected, school and day care center were closed. Two study groups are in quarantine.
Mayor Christian Geselle (SPD) emphasized that there have been pleasantly low numbers of infections in Kassel so far. The number of people currently infected increases from 14 to 34 as result of the incident.