8500 new infections, seven-day incidence at 83.1

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Health offices have reported 8500 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. This is according to figures from Sunday morning, which reflect the status of the RKI dashboard as of 05:34. For comparison, a week ago the figure had been 12,656. On Sunday, the case numbers reported by the RKI are usually lower, partly because less testing is done on the weekend.

Because of the May 13 holiday, it should be noted when interpreting the case numbers that fewer people see a doctor on holidays and bridge days, which also means fewer samples are taken and fewer laboratory tests are performed, the RKI’s situation report said Saturday evening. “This results in fewer pathogen detections being reported to the relevant health authorities.”

The number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants reported within seven days was 83.1 nationwide on Sunday morning, according to the RKI (previous day: 87.3; previous week: 118.6). Across Germany, 71 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours, according to the data. A week ago, there had been 127 deaths.

The RKI counted a total of 3,593,434 confirmed infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic, but 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 3,286,400. The number of people who died from or with the involvement of a confirmed infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 86,096.

The nationwide seven-day R-value was 0.84 (previous day: 0.87), according to the RKI situation report on Saturday. This means that 100 infected people mathematically infect 84 more people. The R-value represents in each case the infection occurrence 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.

  • source: rki.de/picture: pixabay.com
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