17,482 new infections in Germany, seven-day incidence rises to 95.6

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Once again, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants reported within seven days has risen sharply: According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the seven-day incidence was 95.6 nationwide on Friday morning, up from 90 on Thursday and 86.2 on Wednesday. In addition, health offices in Germany reported 17,482 new Corona infections within one day – about 5,000 more than exactly one week ago. The data reflect the status of the RKI dashboard as of 5:20 a.m.; subsequent changes or additions are possible.

In addition, 226 more deaths were registered within 24 hours. Exactly one week ago, the RKI had recorded 12,834 new infections and 252 new deaths within one day.

Four weeks ago, on February 19, the incidence had been 56.8. The number of new infections in Germany had fallen significantly for weeks in January and February. Recently, however, it rose again, which could also be due to the spread of more infectious variants.

The peak of 1244 newly reported deaths was reached on January 14. The highest number of new infections registered within 24 hours, 33,777, was reached on December 18, but included 3,500 subsequent reports.

The RKI counted 2,629,750 confirmed infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not detected. The RKI gave the number of those who recovered as about 2,401,700. The total number of people who died from or with the involvement of a confirmed infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 74,358.

The nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.12 (previous day 1.06), according to the RKI situation report released Thursday evening. This means that 100 infected people mathematically infect 112 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.

  • sources: rki.de and derspiegel.de/picture: pixabay.com
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