The health authorities in Germany have the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within a day 7556 new corona infections
reported. In addition, within 24 hours 560 more deaths
recorded, as can be seen from figures from the RKI on Wednesday.
The data reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 6.45 a.m., subsequent changes or additions are possible.
Exactly one week ago, the RKI had recorded 8072 new infections and 813 new deaths within one day.
The se numbers included around 600 late reports of new infections from North Rhine-Westphalia that were missing the day before.
The high of 1,244 newly reported deaths was reached on January 14th. Among the new infections registered within 24 hours, the highest value was reached on December 18 with 33,777 – but it contained 3500 late reports.
The number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) was 57.0 nationwide on Wednesday morning, according to the RKI. Four weeks ago, on January 17th, the incidence had been 136. Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6. Most federal states continue to record falling seven-day incidences, according to the RKI.
The RKI has counted 2,350,399 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic (as of February 17, 04:36 a.m.).
The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher as many infections are not detected.
The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 66,164.
According to the RKI situation report from Tuesday evening, the nationwide seven-day R-value was 0.84 (previous day 0.86). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 84 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. (dpa)