Sunday February 21, 2021
7676 new corona cases
Seven-day incidence rises to over 60
The health authorities in Germany reported 7,676 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day, significantly more than on Sunday a week ago. In addition, 145 new deaths related to the virus were registered within 24 hours, according to figures from the RKI. On Sunday, the number of cases reported by the RKI is usually lower, partly because fewer tests are carried out on the weekend. The data reflect the status of the RKI dashboard from Sunday at 3:10 a.m., subsequent changes or additions to the RKI are possible.
On Sunday a week ago, the RKI had recorded 6114 new infections and 218 new deaths within one day. The high of 1,244 newly reported deaths was reached on January 14th. With 33,777 new infections registered within 24 hours, the highest value was reached on December 18.
After the seven-day incidence had been well below 60 for more than a week, the number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants rose again to 60.2 above this threshold. Yesterday it was 57.8. The previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the RKI has counted 2,386,559 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher since many infections are not recognized. The total number of people who died with or with a proven Sars-CoV-2 infection rose to 67,841.
The number of reproductions also rose again. 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.
Note: The RKI figures usually deviate slightly from the case data that ntv.de reports daily in the evening. The ntv.de data team has direct access to the registration figures from the federal states as published by the local ministries and authorities. The RKI, on the other hand, is bound to the legally prescribed reporting channels, which can lead to a delay.
In addition, the respective daily values map different recording periods: the ntv evaluation collects the country information published by the evening and uses this to calculate a daily status of the reported number of cases, which is usually published from 8 p.m. The RKI’s recording system, on the other hand, takes incoming reports into account until midnight, with the current data status being announced the following morning.