RKI reports more than 22,000 new infections and 251 further deaths

IIn Germany, the health authorities reported 22,609 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within 24 hours. That is a good 5000 cases more than on Wednesday (17,561), according to information from the RKI on Thursday morning. Slightly more cases have been reported compared to a week ago. Last Thursday, the number of new infections reported was 21,866. The peak was reached last Friday with 23,542 reported cases.

The RKI has counted a total of 855,916 proven infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of deaths related to the virus rose 251 as of Thursday to a total of 13,370. The RKI estimates that around 562,700 people have now recovered.

According to the RKI situation report on Wednesday evening, the so-called seven-day R was 0.95 (previous day: 0.97). This means that 100 infected people infect 95 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 rate subsides.

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