RKI registers 19,185 new Corona infections and 67 new deaths

Germany – 18.04.2021 – Health departments in Germany have reported 19,185 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In addition, 67 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours. That’s according to RKI figures from Sunday morning, which reflect the status of the RKI dashboard as of 5:40 a.m. Subsequent changes or additions by the RKI are possible. On Sunday, RKI-reported case counts are usually lower, in part because less testing is done on weekends.

On Sunday a week ago, the RKI had recorded 17,855 new infections and 104 new deaths within one day.

According to the RKI, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants reported within seven days was 162.3 nationwide on Sunday morning. The previous day, the RKI had given this seven-day incidence as 160.7; four weeks ago, it had been 129.7.

The RKI counted 3,142,262 confirmed infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the pandemic began. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not detected. The RKI gave the number of people who recovered as about 2,775,200. The total number of people who died from or with the involvement of a confirmed infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 79,914.

The nationwide seven-day R score was 1.22, up from 1.24 the previous day, according to the RKI situation report released Saturday evening. That means that 100 infected people mathematically infect 122 more people. “The seven-day R-value is above 1. This continues to mean an increase in the number of cases,” the situation report said. In each case, the R-value maps the infection incidence from 8 to 16 days ago. If the R-value 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/derspiegel.de/picture: pixabay.com

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