Monday, January 25, 2021
7-day incidence continues to decline
RKI reports 217 new corona deaths
The Robert Koch Institute reports almost 7,000 new infections and 217 deaths in the morning. However, these numbers are still less informative on Monday.
The German health authorities reported 6729 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In addition, 217 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours, the RKI announced in the morning. Last Monday, the RKI recorded 7141 new infections and 214 new deaths within 24 hours. However, the data from Rhineland-Palatinate were only incompletely transmitted at this time.
The number of cases recorded is usually lower on Mondays, partly because fewer tests are carried out on the weekend.
The high of 1,244 new deaths was reached on January 14th. Among the new infections registered within 24 hours, the highest value was reported on December 18, at 33,777 – but this included 3500 late reports.
The number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) was 111.2 in the morning, according to the RKI. Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6.
The aim of the federal government is to reduce the incidence to below 50. Due to the continued high number of infections, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of government of the federal states extended the current hard lockdown to February 14th and tightened it at the same time.
The RKI stated the number of people recovered at around 1,823,500.
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.
The RKI, on the other hand, is bound by the legally prescribed reporting channels, which can lead to a delay.
In addition, the respective daily values map different recording periods: the ntv evaluation collects the country information published by the evening and uses this to calculate a daily status of the reported number of cases, which is usually published from 8 p.m.
The RKI’s recording system, on the other hand, takes incoming reports into account until midnight, with the current data status being announced the following morning.