Dhe health authorities in Germany reported 5011 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. That comes from the numbers of the RKI from Monday. In addition, 34 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours – a new low in 2021.
However, the value should be treated with caution: It explicitly does not refer to how many people died within a day. It’s about the number of reports to the RKI. This can also include deaths that occurred some time ago. On Monday, the case numbers reported by the RKI are usually lower, among other things because fewer tests are carried out on the weekend.
Seven-day incidence continues to rise
The data reflect the status of the RKI dashboard from 4.40 a.m., subsequent changes or additions to the RKI are possible. Exactly one week ago, the RKI had recorded 4732 new infections and 60 new deaths within one day. On the previous Monday, the number of new deaths was 62, on Monday, January 11th. the value was 343. The number of new deaths was last on November 1, 2020, lower than on Monday: 29 new cases were recorded on Sunday.
According to the RKI, the number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) was 68.0 nationwide on Monday morning – and thus higher than the previous day (66.1). The number of new infections in Germany fell significantly for weeks in January and February. Recently, however, it stagnated, which could also be due to the spread of more contagious variants.
Four weeks ago, on February 8, the incidence had been 76. Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6. The high of 1,244 newly reported deaths was reached on January 14th. Among the new infections registered within 24 hours, the highest value was reached on December 18 with 33,777 – but it contained 3500 late reports.
The RKI has counted 2,505,193 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not detected. The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at around 2,310,900. The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 71,934.
According to the RKI situation report on Sunday, the nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.06 (previous day 1.06). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 106 more people. The value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago. If it is below 1 for a longer period of time, the infection process subsides; if it is consistently higher, the number of cases increases.