Berlin (dpa) – The German health authorities reported 12,497 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In addition, 343 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours, as the RKI announced in the morning.
The high of 1,188 new deaths was reached on Friday. 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.
Basically, the interpretation of the data is currently difficult because around Christmas and the turn of the year, according to the RKI, corona cases were discovered, recorded and transmitted with a delay.
The number of new infections reported to the health authorities within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) was 166.6 on Monday morning. Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6. The differences between the federal states, however, are enormous: Saxony had the highest incidences with 359.8 and Thuringia with 316.2. Bremen had the lowest value with 90.9. Because of the holidays around the turn of the year, the weekly values should also be assessed with caution.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the RKI has counted 1,921,024 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany (as of January 11, 00:00). The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 40,686. The RKI stated the number of people recovered to be around 1,545,500.
According to the RKI report on Sunday, the nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.18 (previous day: 1.17). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 118 more 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 rate subsides. In its report, however, the RKI emphasizes “that the R-value may be underestimated”, since around the turn of the year corona cases are only discovered, recorded and transmitted with a delay.
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