RKI registers fewer new infections - incidence increases
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has reported an increase in seven-day incidence nationwide, once again reaching an all-time high. The RKI gave the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Saturday morning with 1474.3. For comparison, the previous day the value had been 1472.2. A week ago, the nationwide incidence was 1388.0 (previous month: 407.5). Health offices in Germany reported 209,789 new Corona infections to the RKI within one day. A week ago, there were 217,815 infections.
However, the figures have only limited significance. Experts assume a high number of cases that are not recorded in the RKI data. Accordingly, testing capacities and health authorities are at their limits in many places, and contacts are only followed up to a limited extent. In addition, the planned prioritization of PCR tests is likely to increase the number of people who no longer have their infection confirmed via a PCR test - which is therefore not included in the official statistics.
Across Germany, 198 deaths were recorded within 24 hours, according to the new data. A week ago, there were 172 deaths. The RKI counted 12,219,501 confirmed infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not detected.
The number of Corona-infected patients arriving at hospitals per 100,000 population in a seven-day period was reported Friday by the RKI as 6.46 (Thursday: 6.23). This may include people with positive Corona tests who have another primary illness. The RKI gave the number of those recovered on Saturday as 8,679,400. The number of people who died from or with the involvement of a confirmed infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 119,877.
There continues to be wide regional variation in seven-day incidence. According to the RKI, the incidence in Bavaria is 1,823.7, while the figure in Schleswig-Holstein is 792.0.
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