Within one day, the health authorities in Germany reported 9164 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). In addition, 490 new deaths related to the coronavirus were reported within 24 hours, according to figures from the RKI on Saturday.
On Saturday of last week, the RKI had registered 8354 new cases and 551 new deaths within one day.
The high of 1,244 newly reported deaths was reached on January 14th. In the case of new infections registered within 24 hours, the highest value was reached on December 18, at 33,777, but it contained 3500 late reports.
According to the RKI, the number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) was 57.8 nationwide on Saturday morning – and thus slightly higher than the previous day (56.8). In the days before, there had been no significant decrease in the incidence. Four weeks ago, on January 21, the incidence had been 119.0. Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6.
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The re are currently around 126,100 active corona cases in Germany.
The value means that 100 infected people infect 101 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.
How common is Corona worldwide?
The private Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (USA) determines the worldwide number of corona cases. If you compare the German numbers of Johns Hopkins with those of the RKI, then the RKI seems to be lagging behind in recording new corona cases. Reason: Both institutions determine the number of cases in different ways.
This is how the RKI works
As an independent federal authority for infectious diseases, the Robert Koch Institute is currently determining all of our lives with its figures, examinations and the knowledge gained from them. People with 90 different professions from 50 nations work there. Of the 1296 employees, 1224 are in Berlin and 72 in the branch in Wernigerode.
The Berlin 24/7 situation center alone has 150 employees.