Anti-mask flyer found on a Prenzlauer Berg playground. 
Photo: Maurice Frank

BerlinEvery weekday at 11am come to the Berliner Zeitung English Edition for the latest corona/covid-19 news at a glance.

First, the official coronavirus stats for Berlin (tallied Sunday, 13 September)

R number: 1.07 (0.74 Friday)

New infections per week: 14.1 / 100,000 inhabitants (13.4 Friday)

Percentage of covid-19 patients in intensive care: 1.1 per cent (1.0 Friday)

Total number of corona deaths: 226 (no new deaths)

Source: Berlin's coronavirus status page 

The lowdown...

The show must go on

About 3,500 attended the Istaf track & field world championship qualifier live in the Olympic Stadium in Charlottenburg Sunday, the first event in the 74,475-seat arena since the corona lockdown. The fans had to use seats assigned to them and wear masks while moving about the stadium. The event usually attracts as many as 40,000 people. With the start of the Bundesliga on Friday, this is how a fraction of us can have nice things again.

America is always involved somehow

A tourist who returned from a trip to Greece and stayed in the Edelweiss resort in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is facing a fine up to €2,000 for ignoring orders to quarantine and heading out of a night on the town despite showing corona symptoms. She infected dozens with Covid-19 , according to widespread Sunday reports. The resort, operated by and for US military, is closed for two weeks as infected staff members recover and to insure other guests don't catch the virus.

Let's get the ball rolling

The WHO expects the numbers of corona deaths to climb in October and November in Europe after the number of infections climbed in recent weeks. Rates of hospitalisation and death have remained stable despite the climb but the WHO experts say that will change.  

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That's all for now folks. Stay healthy!

Yours,

The Berliner Zeitung English team

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