More than 23,600 new corona infections: RKI reports a new high

Dhe number of new infections with the coronavirus recorded daily in Germany has reached a new record: the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported 23,648 new infections within one day on Friday morning, citing information from the health authorities.

On Friday a week ago, the previous peak was reached with 23,542 recorded cases. Compared to Thursday, the number of newly reported cases rose by a good 1,000 on Friday.

260 more deaths

The number of deaths reportedly rose by 260 to a total of 13,630. According to the latest figures from the RKI, a total of 879,564 infections have been registered in Germany since the start of the pandemic. The number of people recovered was around 579,100.

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According to the RKI situation report from Thursday evening, the so-called seven-day R was 0.99 (previous day: 0.95). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 99 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.

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