As of: 02/21/2021 7:54 a.m.
According to the Robert Koch Institute, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week across Germany is 60.2 and has thus increased for the second day in a row. The number of new cases is 7,600.
The health authorities in Germany reported 7676 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In addition, 145 new deaths related to the virus were recorded within 24 hours. On Sunday, the number of cases reported by the RKI is usually lower, partly because fewer tests are carried out on the weekend.
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. However, it contained 3,500 late registrations.
Incidence value rises again
According to the RKI, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants reported within seven days, the seven-day incidence, is currently 60.2 nationwide – and thus higher than the previous day (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 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.