Germany has reached a sad corona mark: More than 50,000 people in this country died of or with the virus.
In Germany, more than 50,000 people have died in connection with the coronavirus since the pandemic began.
The German health authorities reported 859 new deaths to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within 24 hours, as the RKI announced. This brought the total number of deaths to 50,642. Exactly one week ago, 1,113 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours.
The high of 1,244 new deaths was reached on January 14th.
The RKI counts verifiably infected people who died directly from Corona and those with previous illnesses for which the cause of death cannot be conclusively clarified as a Covid-19 death. It is at the discretion of the health department whether to submit a case to the RKI as deceased “to” or “with” Covid-19. Researchers assume that the number of Covid-19 deaths would be many times higher without the corona restrictions.
The highest level of 33,777 new infections registered within 24 hours was reported on December 18 – but this included 3,500 late reports.
The differences between the federal states, however, remain large: Thuringia has the highest incidences with 218.4 and Brandenburg with 194.4. Bremen has the lowest value with 80.9.
The RKI stated the number of people recovered to be around 1,780,200.
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.