Germany: RKI reports 169,571 new cases Incidence reaches new high of 1441

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Infection figures are rising, albeit at a slower pace: the RKI is registering 169,571 new cases, nearly 7,000 more than last Tuesday. Meanwhile, the incidence climbs to a new high.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) registers a renewed increase in the nationwide seven-day incidence. With 1441.0, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week reaches a new high. For comparison, the previous day, the value had been 1426.0, a week ago 1206.2, and a month ago 335.9.

Experts believe that a sub-variant of Omicron, which is probably even easier to transmit, could extend the current wave of infections.

“Omicron wave is about to peak.”
Health authorities have reported 169,571 new infections to the RKI. This is no longer a rapid growth; last Tuesday, there were 162,613 infections. However, the numbers have only limited significance. Experts assume many cases that are not recorded in the RKI data. Testing capacities and health authorities are at their limits in many places, and contacts are only followed up to a limited extent. In addition, the planned prioritization of PCR tests is likely to increase the number of people who no longer have their infection confirmed via a PCR test – which is therefore not included in the official statistics.

Across Germany, 177 deaths were recorded within 24 hours, according to the new data. A week ago, there were 188 deaths. A total of 118,943 people have died in connection with infection. Since the pandemic’s start, the RKI counts 11,287,428 confirmed infections with Sars-CoV-2. The actual capacity is likely to be much higher, as many infections go undetected. 8,257,400 people are considered to have recovered.

The number of Corona-infected patients arriving at hospitals per 100,000 population in seven days was reported Monday by the RKI as 5.41 (Sunday: 5.63). This may include people with positive Corona tests who have another primary illness.

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