Citizens, on the Coronavirus Sars-CoV 2 test, you must bring in Germany, some patience.
In some places, the laboratories are overloaded, resulting in long waiting times until the receipt of the test result, as it was called from different States.
So tested people in Hanover have to wait for the kassenärztliche Vereinigung Niedersachsen (KVN) have found that up to two days on a result.
In Bavaria, according to the kassenärztliche Vereinigung Bayerns (KVB) five to seven days.
Long queues outside the test centres
At the same time people report, among other things, on Twitter of long queues outside the test centres in various cities. A woman tells of chaos and long waiting times in the test station of a Berlin hospital.
In Bavaria, the mobile minute taking service of the KVB are currently seeking on a daily basis at approximately 1700 people swabs for testing to the Coronavirus. They would be placed in laboratories that were completely swamped. “The capacities are exhausted,” it said.
In lower Saxony, laboratories, Material for Coronavirus-Tests will be in short supply, said a spokesman for the KVN. To order supplies, given the world demand difficult.
In Saxony can be carried out according to the social Minister Petra Köpping (SPD), currently 1400 Corona-Tests of the day. The be 500 more than last week.
In the next few days, the capacity will be doubled accordingly. In Berlin, seven laboratories, according to health Department currently has a capacity of 2000 Tests per working day. To extend will work.
160.000 Corona Tests per week
Nationwide testing capacity according to the head of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Lothar Wieler, at about 160,000 per week.
They were still further increased, for example, non-bureaucratic with the help of the area of veterinary medicine. This is possible because such laboratories are set up by the blue tongue disease on the test method.
Tested only patients who have symptoms and in the risk areas or during the last two weeks of the contact to detection were Infected should be according to the criteria of the RKI. In these people, the probability is higher that they are actually infected with Sars-CoV-2.
Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) had previously asked for patience and understanding for wait times, Info-Hotlines, and test results.
Charité-App decision aid for Coronavirus Test
The Berliner Charité is now offering an App as a decision-making tool for a Test for the new Coronavirus. If users answer an online questionnaire, you will receive recommendations for action, informed the Berlin University hospital on Wednesday.
The “CovApp” provide any diagnostic services. However, you can’t help the need for a doctor visit or Tests on the Virus to better assess.
The “CovApp” is browser-based and accessible via the Internet. In the case of questions it is, for example, current symptoms, travel and potential contacts. Users received after answering the questionnaire, the medically relevant information for a possible consultation with a physician.
In addition, there is information on how your infection risk be reduced.
The aim of the Charité-Initiative, it is also, with the processes in your busy investigating body continue to improve. The App has been developed in cooperation with the non-profit Potsdamer organization Data4Life. It is financed by the Hasso Plattner Foundation.
The answers from the questionnaire can be communicated through a QR Code at the Charité. The Code is anonymous and will directly edited on the user’s terminal and stored.
Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)
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