RKI reports almost 12,000 new infections and 944 deaths – retail in the Corona year with the largest increase in sales since 1994

The German health authorities have that Robert Koch Institute (RKI) 11,897 new corona infections reported within one day. Also were 944 new deaths recorded within 24 hours, as the RKI announced on Tuesday morning. An interpretation of the data remains difficult because around Christmas and the turn of the year corona cases were discovered, recorded and transmitted with a delay, according to the RKI.

The high of 1,129 new deaths was reached on Wednesday (December 30). 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.

The number of new infections reported to the health authorities within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (Seven-day incidence) was included on Tuesday morning 134,7. Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6. However, the differences between the federal states are enormous: the highest incidences on Tuesday had Saxony with 298.7 and Thuringia with 241.8. Schleswig-Holstein had the lowest value with 77.1.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the RKI has counted 1,787,410 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany (as of January 5, 00:00 a.m.). The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 35,518. The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at around 1,424,700.

The nationwide Seven-day R-value was included according to the RKI report from Monday 0,85 (Sunday: 0.91). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 85 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. The RKI emphasized that the R-value may be underestimated because of the delays.

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