The health authorities in Germany reported 7,676 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In addition, 145 new deaths related to the virus were registered within 24 hours, according to figures from the RKI on Sunday. A week ago, the RKI had recorded 6,114 new infections and 218 new deaths within one day.
The previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6.
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.
R value increases to 1.07
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.
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.