Dhe German health authorities reported 6729 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. That is the lowest value since October. In addition, 217 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours, as the RKI announced on Monday 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. In the case of new infections registered within 24 hours, the highest value was reported on December 18, at 33,777 – but this contained 3500 late reports.
Seven-day R-value remains unchanged
The number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) was 111.2 on Monday morning, according to the RKI. Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6. The number fluctuated after that and has been falling again for a few days.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the RKI has counted 2,141,665 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany (as of January 25, 00.00 a.m.). The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher as many infections are not recognized. The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 52,087.
The RKI stated the number of people recovered at around 1,823,500.
According to the RKI situation report on Sunday evening, the nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.01 (previous day also 1.01). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 101 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 process subsides.