Vierter Corona-Patient in Düsseldorf

Another Düsseldorfer has now been tested positive for the Corona Virus

The man (born 1963) shows only mild flu symptoms. As yet his wife has no symptoms.

Another Düsseldorfer has now been tested positive for the Corona Virus. The man (born 1963) shows only mild flu symptoms. As yet his wife has no symptoms. The man had close contact (Category I) with a known case from Heinsberg.

The Düsseldorfer has been in quarantine at home since 3 March. He developed symptoms shortly after that date, whereupon a swab was taken at the diagnostic centre. The results came through yesterday evening, 7 March. Apart from his wife, there are no other contact persons. She too, as a precaution, is being kept in quarantine at home.

Together with this latest case there are now, as of Sunday morning 8 March, four people in Düsseldorf who have tested positive for the Corona Virus. So far they have shown no or only mild symptoms of illness and they are in domestic quarantine.

Municipal information helpline (as of Saturday, 7 March)
232 calls from the public were taken by 4 pm on (Saturday, 7 March) by staff working the municipal information helpline (0211-8996090), who provided information on how to respond to the Corona Virus situation. The helpline is available round the clock, on weekends as well.  Where a call indicated that a test for the Corona Virus (COVID-19) was advisable, the caller was promptly given an appointment at the diagnostic centre. A total of 17 such appointments were arranged for yesterday, Saturday, 7 March. Six appointments were also made for a "mobile testing".

Sunday, 8th March 2020, 1.07 pm