There are now 97 corona infected people. There is still a lack of material
Almost 100 people in the district are now infected with the coronavirus, and the district office reported 97 cases on Thursday. That is more than twice as many as were registered a week earlier, at that time the district office had reported 37 cases. The fact that the numbers are going up is also due to the fact that more tests are now possible. Up to 200 people can be examined daily in the diagnostic center in the former district savings bank building.
But the number of those who need intensive care in the district clinic is also increasing. Eleven corona patients are currently being treated, five of whom require ventilation in the intensive care unit. There are also 14 suspected cases. They are treated in hospital in isolation. There are 437 people in domestic quarantine. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, a total of 117 people in the district have tested positive for the corona virus. 20 of them are now healthy again.
The district clinic is preparing itself for increasing numbers of cases. The capacity of the clinic itself could be expanded from 330 to 500 beds if required. If that was still not enough, the auxiliary clinic in the triple gymnasium at the junior high school would be put into operation. Here, as District Administrator Robert Niedergesäß explained in a video on Thursday, 105 additional patients could be treated.
According to a press release from the district office, one could take care of corona patients who do not need intensive care but need oxygen and vital monitoring. There would also be no need for nursing or dementia patients. The standard in an auxiliary hospital could not be the same as in a normal clinic, according to the district office in its communication. The alternative in such emergency situations is, for example, tent or container hospitals, the standard of which would be even lower. District Administrator Robert Niedergesäß: “There is still hope that the auxiliary hospital in Ebersberg will never have to go into operation, but that it will not prepare in the current situation would be negligent.”
The missing material is still a major problem. In the meantime, the district has even contacted people via social networks and asked them for support. Protective masks, protective clothing and goggles are missing in nursing homes and doctor’s offices, the district administration still says that far too little is being received from the central distribution. Work is being carried out on all channels to obtain the necessary supplies.