Dhe German health authorities reported 12,257 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In addition, 349 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours, as the RKI announced on Sunday morning. Last Sunday, the RKI recorded 13,882 new infections and 445 new deaths within 24 hours.
The high of 1,244 new deaths was reached on January 14th. Among the new infections registered within 24 hours, the highest value was reported on December 18, at 33,777 – but this included 3500 late reports.
According to the RKI, the number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) was 111.1 on Sunday morning. Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6. The number fluctuated after that and has been falling again for a few days.
The RKI has counted 2,134,936 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic (as of January 24th, 00:00). The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher as many infections are not detected. The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 51,870. The RKI stated the number of people recovered at around 1,807,500.
According to the RKI situation report on Saturday evening, the nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.01 (previous day: 0.97). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 101 more people. The value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago. If it is below 1 for a long time, the infection process subsides.