More than 9000 new infections and 418 new deaths in Germany

Health offices in Germany have reported 9019 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day – more than 1000 more than exactly one week ago. This is according to figures released by the RKI on Wednesday. In addition, 418 more deaths were recorded within 24 hours.

Exactly a week ago, the RKI had recorded 8007 new infections and 422 new deaths within one day. The data reflect the status of the RKI dashboard as of 5:35 a.m.; subsequent changes or additions are possible.

According to the RKI, the number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 population (seven-day incidence) was 64.0 nationwide on Wednesday morning – slightly lower than the previous day (65.4). Four weeks ago, on February 3, the incidence had been 82.9. Its previous high had been 197.6 on December 22.

The peak of 1244 newly reported deaths had been reached on January 14. For new infections registered within 24 hours, the highest value of 33,777 had been reached on December 18 – but it included 3,500 subsequent reports.

The RKI counted 2,460,030 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic (as of March 3, 5:35 a.m.). The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not detected. The RKI gave the number of those recovered as about 2,274,400. The total number of people who died from or with the involvement of a confirmed infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 70,881.

The nationwide seven-day R value was 0.94, up from 1.01 the previous day, according to Tuesday’s RKI situation report. This means that 100 infected people mathematically infect 94 more people. The value represents in each case the infection occurrence 8 to 16 days ago. If it is below 1 for a longer period of time, the number of infections is decreasing; if it is continuously above 1, the number of cases is increasing.

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