Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - According to an analysis by the health insurance company Barmer, the number of sick leave due to a corona infection has recently increased significantly in the south-west. As can be seen from data from Barmer policyholders, around 5,500 people were on sick leave in the second week of July as a result of a corona infection, the health insurance company announced on Wednesday in Stuttgart. That is two and a half times as many as a month ago, when the health insurance company recorded around 2,200 corona sick leave among its insured in Baden-Württemberg.
"This year's peak value in March was more than 8750 corona sick leave within a week," said Barmer state manager Winfried Plötze. However, there can be no talk of an easing of the infection situation, as the numbers have been rising continuously since mid-June.
According to the information, the development is similar for other respiratory diseases. Here the number of sick leave almost doubled within four weeks. Around 5,000 insured persons were unable to work in the second week of July because of a cold. According to its own statements, the Barmer health insurance company has around 760,000 insured persons in the south-west.