As the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Monday morning, citing information from the health authorities, 11 169 new cases of infection were recorded within 24 hours. That is around 300 more than on Monday a week ago.
Since not all health authorities transmit data on the weekend, the number of cases reported by the RKI is usually lower on Sundays and Mondays than on other days of the week.
According to the latest figures from the institute, the number of corona deaths in Germany rose by 125 to 16,248. In total, 1,053,869 cases of infection have been registered in Germany since the start of the pandemic. The RKI estimates the number of those who have recovered at 739 100.
There are currently around 298 500 active corona cases.
According to the latest RKI report, the so-called seven-day R-value is 0.95 (previous day: 0.96). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 96 more people. The value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago. If the value is below 1 for a longer period of time, the infection rate subsides.
How common is Corona worldwide?
The private Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (USA) determines the worldwide number of corona cases. If you compare the German numbers of Johns Hopkins with those of the RKI, then the RKI seems to be lagging behind in recording new corona cases. Reason: Both institutions determine the number of cases in different ways.
This is how the RKI works
As an independent federal authority for infectious diseases, the Robert Koch Institute is currently determining all of our lives with its figures, investigations and the knowledge gained from them.
People with 90 different professions from 50 nations work there. Of the 1296 employees, 1224 are in Berlin and 72 in the branch in Wernigerode. The Berlin 24/7 situation center alone has 150 employees.