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Corona in Germany: 30,000 students quarantined in North Rhine-Westphalia

Corona in Germany: More than 30,000 students have been quarantined in North Rhine-Westphalia, according to the latest reports. That’s 1.6 percent of all students in this federal state, we read on

On Monday, the Ministry of Schools and Education in North Rhine-Westphalia announced that 30,108 students were quarantined as of August 26. This figure represents as much as 1.6 percent of all students in this federal state. There were as many as 6,561 positive cases in this group. So far, the largest number of quarantined students was recorded in November 2020 – it was as many as 73,836 people.

According to the latest information, 286 employees were ordered to be quarantined in the teaching staff, which is 0.6% of the total. Infection was confirmed in 0.08 percent of them.

However, the Ministry of Education and Education noted that not all data from schools, students and teachers had been recorded. The statistics took into account 4,000 out of the total of 4,844 public schools surveyed – with almost 1.85 million students and about 140,500 teachers.

This corresponds to a response rate of 82.3 percent of the schools. Confirmed cases of coronavirus also include extracurricular tests – e.g. for people returning from school.

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School and Education Minister Yvonne Gebauer said the vaccination rate among students is also increasing. An anonymous survey found that 87.5 percent of teaching staff are now fully vaccinated.

With infection control measures and two weekly tests, students are “the group of people best monitored for protection against infection .” The overall increase in infections has also been reflected in schools, but the number of cases remains ” low “.