RKI reports 32,552 new infections
The German health authorities have the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) 32,552 new corona infections within 24 hours reported. Also were 964 new deaths recorded, as the RKI has now announced. The numbers are however only partially comparable with the values of the previous week. The RKI had expected a lower number of tests and fewer reports from the health authorities over the Christmas period. The currently high numbers are therefore from the point of view of the RKI probably also due to late registrations. A week ago there were 32,195 new infections and 802 new deaths within a day.
The number of new infections reported to the health authorities within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants ( Seven-day incidence) is now 139.8. Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6. The differences between the federal states are big: The Saxony has the highest incidences with 326.7 and Thuringia with 246.5 Schleswig-Holstein has the lowest value with 77.1.
The RKI has been counting since the beginning of the pandemic 1,719,737 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany ( As of December 31, 00.00 a.m.). The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2, rose to 33,071. The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at around 1,328,200.
The nationwide seven-day R-value is l Aut RKI report from Wednesday at 0.68 ( Tuesday: 0.67). This R value means that 100 infected people infect 68 other people. The value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago. If it is below 1 for a long time, the infection process subsides. In its report, however, the RKI emphasizes that at the turn of the year corona cases are only displayed, recorded and transmitted with a delay, “so that the R-value may also be underestimated”. (dpa)