Monday, February 22, 2021
Incidence continues to rise
RKI reports 4,369 new corona cases
The health authorities in Germany reported 4369 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In addition, 62 more deaths were recorded within 24 hours. This is evident from the RKI figures. Exactly one week ago, the RKI had recorded 4426 new infections and 116 new deaths within one day.
According to the RKI dashboard, the figures from Saarland are missing from the information. The data reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 03:10 a.m., subsequent changes or additions are possible. On Monday, the number of cases reported by the RKI is usually lower, among other things because fewer tests are carried out on the weekend. According to the RKI, the number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) was 61.0 nationwide in the morning – and thus higher than the previous day (60.2).
Four weeks ago, on January 25th, the incidence was 111.2. Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6. The high of 1,244 newly reported deaths was reached on January 14th. In the case of the new infections registered within 24 hours, the highest value was reached on December 18, at 33,777 – but it contained 3500 late reports. The RKI has counted 2,390,928 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic (as of February 22, 3.10 a.m.).
The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher as many infections are not detected. The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at around 2,198,000. The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 67,903. The nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.10 according to the RKI management report on Sunday afternoon (previous day 1.07). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 110 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.
Note: The RKI figures generally differ 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 by 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, considers incoming reports up to midnight, with the current data status being announced the following morning.