Coronavirus: seven-day incidence continues to rise

Dhe health authorities in Germany have that Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported 4369 new corona infections within one day. In addition, 62 more deaths were recorded within 24 hours. That comes from the numbers of the RKI from Monday. Exactly one week ago, the RKI had recorded 4426 new infections and 116 new deaths within one day.

On Monday, the number of cases reported by the RKI is usually lower, partly because fewer tests are carried out on the weekend. The data give the Stand of the RKI Dashboards from 03.10 a.m. again, subsequent changes or additions are possible.

Almost 2.4 million detected infections

The number of those reported within seven days New infections per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) was 61.0 nationwide on Monday morning according to the RKI – and thus higher than the previous day (60.2). Four weeks ago, on January 25, the incidence had been 111.2. 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.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the RKI has counted 2,390,928 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany (as of February 22nd, 3:10 am). The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher since many infections are not detected. The RKI stated the number of people recovered to be around 2,198,000. The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 67,903.

According to the RKI management report on Sunday afternoon, the nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.10 (previous day 1.07). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 110 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.

After about two months of closure and emergency care, daycare centers and primary schools will open again this Monday in another ten federal states. Federal Minister of Education Anja Karliczek demanded “to take all available means to prevent virus transmission” in order to be able to keep the school going in the next few weeks. The latest development in the number of infections deserves the greatest attention, said Karliczek and also referred to the feared spread of new virus variants. “That must also be considered when running the school. But I am sure that the federal states will take this into account when deciding to open the door. “


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