(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) 398 people diagnosed in a town with a population of 3,000 in Bavaria, Germany
China News Agency, Berlin, August 4 (Reporter Peng Dawei) After more than 200 seasonal workers were infected with the new crown virus at the end of July, another cannery in Mamming, a town in Bavaria, southern Germany, broke out in a cluster of infections on the 4th. As of that night, 166 people have been diagnosed. Currently, the total number of confirmed cases in the local area has reached 398. Since Ma Ming has a population of only about 3,000, Bummerdel, the county head of Dingolfing-Landau County where he is located, said that the epidemic has seen a "severe rebound."
According to a report from Germany's "Times Online", as of 21:19 on the 4th local time, a total of 212,249 confirmed cases, 19,999 cured, and 9,319 died in Germany. Bavaria has the highest number of confirmed cases among German states, with 51,511 confirmed cases, 47,351 cured, and 2,664 deaths.
According to the official announcement of Dingolfing-Landau County, the number of employees in the canning factory where the cluster infection has occurred is about 600, and production has been temporarily suspended. All employees and seasonal workers have been quarantined. 130 employees in the other two production facilities of the company have also been quarantined.
In the first round of tests conducted on August 1-2, 43 employees of the company were diagnosed. After the announcement of the second round of test results on the 4th, the number of confirmed cases rose to 166.
The expert team dispatched by the Bavarian State Health and Food Safety Bureau to the local area believes after the investigation that the large-scale new diagnosis of Ma Ming may mean that the epidemic has been in the local area for some time, and the employees of the relevant enterprises were infected during this period.
Bumodel emphasized that local officials still maintain their original judgments that the infection is still limited to closed facilities and specific groups. "The results of daily tests carried out by the public confirm this." (End)