In Germany, 7,676 new infections with the coronavirus were registered within one day.
That is 1,562 more than on Sunday a week ago. In addition, 145 other deaths were recorded. The number of cases registered by the RKI is usually lower on Sundays because fewer tests are carried out on the weekend and not all data is transmitted. A total of 67,841 people have died of or with a Covid 19 disease in Germany so far. (Status: February 21, 7 a.m.)
The data reflect the status of the RKI number of cases table from 3:10 a.m., subsequent changes or additions are possible. Political limit values at which protective regulations could be relaxed are incidences of 50 and 35, respectively.
The incidences of all federal states can be found daily on the RKI’s corona dashboard. (Status: February 21, 7 a.m.)
The RKI gave the nationwide seven-day R-value on Saturday afternoon as 1.07 (previous day 1.01). That is the highest value in several weeks. This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 107 more people. This could indicate that the more contagious virus variants are spreading faster despite the lockdown.
In general, the advice from the RKI applies that the transmitted and reported number of cases generally cannot fully reflect the course, as it takes different lengths of time until a Covid-19 diagnosis, to report and to transfer the case to the after the onset of the disease RKI “come. Here we explain how we deal with the numbers.
Number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care units
In the so-called DIVI intensive care register, German clinics report the occupancy of their intensive care units – also with Covid 19 cases. Accordingly, there are currently 3,073 people who are proven to be sick with Covid-19. 1,754 of them require invasive ventilation. That is a little less than the day before.
Currently, 3,783 intensive care beds for adult patients are reported as free, including 1,855 “Covid-specific intensive care beds”. It is unclear whether all free beds can be used in an emergency. Nursing associations point out that there may not be enough staff available for this.
The intensive register also shows the occupancy of the stations for the individual cities and districts. (As of February 21, 7 a.m.)
According to the RKI’s management report, around 25 percent of the Covid 19 patients treated in intensive care units have died so far. (As of February 20)
So it is with the vaccinations against Corona
In the afternoons (except on Sundays), the Federal Ministry of Health reports the vaccination numbers from the previous day on a dashboard. Accordingly, 3.8 percent of people in Germany have now received at least one vaccine dose. Most recently, 140,491 vaccine doses were administered within one day, making a total of 4,869,641. (As of February 19)
Tests: positive rate continues to decline
Every Wednesday the RKI publishes data on test capacities and tests in Germany in the management report. In calendar week 6, 6.46 percent of the tests were positive. In calendar week 1, this value was just under 13 percent.
The authority points out that the number of tests cannot be equated with the number of people tested – because a person could well have been tested several times. (Status: 17.2.)
Further articles on the coronavirus
We have created a news blog. Given the large amount of information, this provides an overview of the most important current developments.
+ Current developments: Figures on the coronavirus in Germany (as of February 21)
+ Interjection from the editorial staff: How to deal with numbers in the corona pandemic (as of February 17)
+ Extended lockdown: what rules apply and what opening perspectives are there? (As of February 17th)
+ New rules: How the federal states implement the lockdown resolutions (as of February 17)
+ Border controls: what to watch out for (as of February 15)
Test and protection
The vaccination ordinance: who will be vaccinated first, who will be vaccinated later? (As of: 02/17)
+ Dates: how, when and where can I get vaccinated? (Status: February 12th)
+ Vaccinations: What is known about the side effects of the corona vaccine (as of February 16)
+ Astrazeneca vaccine: reports of side effects and acceptance problems – experts disagree (17.02.)
+ Protection: So it is about the development of vaccines against the coronavirus (as of February 15)
+ Change of strategy: are rapid tests the breakthrough in fighting pandemics? (As of February 16)
+ Sick people: New insights into the search for drugs (as of January 30)
Treatment: How does an antibody drug work and when is it useful? (As of January 25th)
+ Economy: How the world of work deals with the number of infections (as of February 16)
Contagion and Transmission
+ Virus variants: how dangerous are the new mutations of the coronavirus? (As of: 02/17)
+ Opponents of infection protection measures: What AfD and lateral thinkers have to do with the spread of the coronavirus in Germany (as of 02/09)
+ Transfer: What role do aerosols play (as of January 22)
+ Excess mortality: How deadly is the coronavirus really? (Status: 05.02.)
+ Travel warning:
The current list of risk areas (as of February 17th)
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