IIn Germany, the health authorities reported 22,268 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within 24 hours. That is around 3,600 cases more than on Wednesday (18,633), as indicated by the RKI on Thursday morning. A week ago on Thursday, 22,609 cases had been reported. On Friday, a high of 23,648 reported cases was reached.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the RKI has counted a total of 983,588 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany (as of November 26, 00:00). The number of deaths related to the virus rose 389 to a total of 15,160 as of Thursday. A new high was reached on Wednesday with 410 deaths. The RKI estimates that around 676,100 people have now recovered.
According to the RKI situation report on Wednesday evening, the so-called seven-day R was 0.87 (previous day: 0.90). This means that 100 infected people infect a further 87 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.
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On Wednesday the federal and state governments extended and tightened the corona restrictions until December 20. A maximum of five adults from two households will be allowed to meet in the future. Different rules should apply for Christmas. (All details can be found here.)
The situation is still tense with regard to the hotspots: In Germany there are only a few rural districts with a seven-day incidence of less than 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants. Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg identified a few districts on Wednesday that are not currently marked as hotspots, including North Friesland, Rostock and Potsdam-Mittelmark.