EAs expected, the health authorities in Germany reported comparatively few new corona infections within 24 hours. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value on early Sunday morning as 5587. The number of cases recorded is usually lower on Sundays and Mondays, also because not all health authorities transmit data to the RKI at the weekend. Compared to the 3483 infections on Sunday last week, the current value is significantly higher.
The number of new infections reached 7830 for the third time in a row on Saturday. In its situation report from Saturday evening, the RKI points out that more than half of all districts now have an increased spread of the coronavirus of more than 25 detected infections per week and 100,000 inhabitants.
According to the RKI, at least 361,974 people in Germany have been proven to have been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus since the beginning of the Corona crisis. The number of deaths in connection with a corona infection was therefore 9777. That was ten more than the previous day. The RKI estimates that there are around 291,900 recovered.
The number of reproductions, or R value for short, was 1.40 in Germany according to the RKI situation report on Saturday (previous day: 1.22). This means that an infected person infects around 1.4 other people on average. The R-value depicts the infection rate about one and a half weeks beforehand.
In addition, the RKI gives a so-called seven-day R in its current situation report. The value relates to a longer period and is therefore less subject to daily fluctuations. According to RKI estimates, this value was 1.37 (previous day: 1.30). It shows the infection process from 8 to 16 days ago.