The German health authorities reported 15,974 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In addition, 1148 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours, the RKI announced on Wednesday morning. Exactly one week ago, the RKI had recorded 19,600 new infections and 1060 new deaths within 24 hours.
“After a sharp increase in the number of cases at the beginning of December, a decline during the holidays and a renewed increase in the first week of January, the number of cases is now falling slightly in most federal states (but not all),” wrote the RKI in its management report on Tuesday evening.
The high of 1,244 new deaths was reached on Thursday. 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 123.5 on Wednesday 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. However, the differences between the federal states are currently enormous: Thuringia has the highest incidences with 237.7 and Brandenburg with 208.8. Bremen has the lowest value with 78.5.
The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at around 1,741,800.
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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.
What is the RKI?
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is an independent higher federal authority. It is a public health facility and monitors the health of the entire population of Germany. Another central area of the RKI is research; the institute is the central research facility of the Federal Republic of Germany.
President of the Robert Koch Institute has been Lothar H. Wieler since March 1, 2015, who has been the focus of reporting since the outbreak of the corona pandemic in Germany.
How does the RKI get the current corona numbers?
The RKI regularly announces the current number of corona cases in Germany.
The offices must adhere to strict rules.
Covid-19 cases that meet the RKI case definition must be electronically transmitted by the responsible health department to the responsible state authority no later than the next working day.
From there, the information must be transmitted to the RKI no later than the next working day. This data may not contain the name, place of residence or contact details of the person concerned.
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