Berlin, November 14 cluster of infections recently broke out in a nursing home in the German capital Berlin, which is experiencing the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic. As of the 14th, 12 people have died and 44 have been infected. German Chancellor Merkel said that Coronavirus vaccine will be given priority to people receiving care, their families, nursing staff and other groups.
Although the second round of “closing the city” has been implemented for two weeks, the pandemic situation in Germany is still very serious. The German disease control department announced on the 14th that the number of new diagnoses in a single day was 22,461. According to real-time data from Germany’s “Times Online”, as of about 22:00 local time on the 14th, a total of 788,259 confirmed cases, 4,93065 cured, and 12,659 died in Germany.
According to the Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting Company, the outbreak of the cluster infection was a private nursing home in the Lichtenberg district of Berlin. The district government said on the 14th that 27 of the 90 households in the nursing home involved had tested positive, and 17 nursing staff and 3 out-of-hospital contacts also tested positive. Due to the severe situation, the nursing home evacuated some people on the 13th.
The management of the nursing home said on the 14th that in the past five weeks, 12 people in the nursing home have died after being infected with Coronavirus. The management stated that all the deceased had serious underlying diseases before infection or had entered late life.
German Chancellor Merkel said in a weekly video speech that day that people in need of care, their families, and nursing staff are a group that the whole society should pay special attention to. She emphasized that once Germany enters the stage where it can vaccinate the people with Coronavirus vaccine, this group will give priority to vaccination.