Dhe German health authorities reported 19,600 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In addition, 1060 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours, as the RKI announced on Wednesday morning. The high of 1,188 new deaths was reached on Friday. 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. Basically, the interpretation of the data is still somewhat difficult at the moment, because according to the RKI, corona cases were discovered, recorded and transmitted with a delay around the turn of the year.
The number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) reported to the health authorities within seven days was 155.0 on Wednesday morning. Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6. However, the differences between the federal states are enormous: Thuringia had the highest incidences with 324.2 and Saxony with 304.4. Bremen had the lowest value with 83.7.
Significant increase among younger people
“The decline in 7-day incidences observed over the holidays and the turn of the year does not continue,” said the RKI management report on Tuesday evening. “Instead, significant increases can be observed in all age groups, especially in the younger age groups (between 15 and 39 years).”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the RKI has counted 1,953,426 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany (as of January 13, 00:00). The total number of people who died with or with a proven Sars-CoV-2 infection rose to 42,637. The RKI stated the number of people recovered to be around 1,596,600.
According to the RKI report on Tuesday, the nationwide seven-day R value was 1.07 (previous day: 1.14). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 107 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.