The health authorities in Germany reported 17,767 new coronavirus infections to the Robert Koch Institute within one day.
That was around 3,160 more than on Sunday a week ago. The number of deaths related to the virus rose by 255 to 18,772.
The reported numbers are always lower on Sundays, among other things because there is less testing on the weekend and not all health authorities transmit data.
According to the RKI management report yesterday, the so-called seven-day R-value was 1.1. This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 110 more people.
Further articles on the coronavirus
We have created a news blog. In view of the large amount of information, this provides an overview of the most important current developments.
Numbers and dates
+ Current developments: Figures on the coronavirus in Germany (as of December 6th)
+ High numbers of corona infections: is the incidence value 50 correct? (As of November 27th)
Test and protection
+ Protection: This is how the vaccination against the coronavirus should be organized (status: 20.11.)
+ Tests for the coronavirus: when, where and how? (Status: October 29th)
+ How useful are mass tests for the whole population? (Status: November 28th)
+ What good are night curfews (as of December 5th)
+ Corona infection: how reliable are the tests? (Status: November 18)
+ Treatment: This is how far vaccine research against the coronavirus is (as of November 16)
+ Remdesivir and Co: How far is the search for drugs against Covid-19? (As of October 16)
+ Infection: What is known so far about reinfections and immunity against the coronavirus? (As of November 30th)
+ Hospitals: What the increase in corona infections means for them (as of November 14th)
Contagion and Transmission
+ Positive examples: Can Germany learn from other countries? (As of 3.12.)
+ Transmission: how contagious are children? (As of November 17)
+ Transfer: What role do aerosols play (as of 10.10.)
+ Face masks: What you should know about protective masks (as of October 29th)
+ Excess mortality: how deadly is the coronavirus really? (Status: November 27th)
+ Travel warning: The current list of risk areas (as of November 20)
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This message was broadcast on December 6th, 2020 on Deutschlandfunk.