After the outbreak of corona infections in a dormitory for disabled people in the district of Görlitz, the number of people affected continued to increase. In the meantime, 23 other residents and 9 other employees had tested positive, the district announced Thursday. According to the current situation, 30 residents and 10 employees are infected in the establishment.
In another dormitory for the disabled in Reichenbach, in the district of Sohland am Rotstein, residents and staff were also tested, but the results are still pending. There too, a resident had tested positive. Quarantine was ordered in the two establishments concerned.
Meanwhile, the spread of the virus in Saxony is accelerating again. As of Thursday, there were 5,588 confirmed coronavirus infections in the country. The number had increased by 20 in 24 hours. This was double-digit growth for the third day in a row. So far 224 people have died from Covid 19 disease. Most of the infections (891) and deaths (52) have occurred in the Zwickau district.