The RKI reports 15,974 new corona infections within one day and 1148 deaths


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An interpretation of the Corona numbers is currently difficult due to the holidays.

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 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 has counted 2,068,002 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic (as of January 20, 00:00). ©

 The  actual total number is likely to be significantly higher as many infections are not detected. ©

 The  total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 48,770. ©

 The  RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at around 1,741,800.

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According to the RKI situation report from Tuesday evening, the nationwide seven-day R-value was 0.87 (previous day: 0.89). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 87 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.

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  Robert Koch Institute continuously records the current Covid-19 situation. It evaluates all information on the basis of current surveys and estimates the risk for the population in Germany. ©

 The  RKI regularly announces the current number of corona cases in Germany.


 The  health authorities receive figures from all over Germany on new infections, recoveries or deaths and transmit them to the RKI. ©

 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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