Germany: 15,685 new infections, seven-day incidence drops to 121.5

Health offices in Germany have reported 15,685 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. This is according to figures from Saturday morning, which reflect the status of the RKI dashboard as of 05:15. By comparison, the figure a week ago Saturday had been 18,935. According to the RKI, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants reported within seven days was 121.5 nationwide on Saturday morning (previous day: 125.7; previous week: 148.6).

Across Germany, 238 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours, according to the data. A week ago, there were 232 deaths. The RKI counted a total of 3,507,673 confirmed infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the start of the pandemic, but the actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected. The RKI gave the number of those who recovered as about 3,147,100. The number of people who died from or with the involvement of a confirmed infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 84,648.

The nationwide seven-day R-value was 0.91 (previous day: 0.88), according to the RKI situation report Friday evening. This means that 100 infected people mathematically infect 91 more people. The R-value represents the infection incidence 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.

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