Status: 03/28/2021 7:27 a.m.
The Robert Koch Institute has registered 17,176 new corona infections. The seven-day incidence rose again to 129.7. Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister Kretschmann promised new lockdown talks.
The number of infections in Germany has increased again: According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the seven-day incidence rose to 129.7. The day before, the nationwide incidence value was 124.9, a week ago it was 103.9. The seven-day incidence indicates the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week and is an important indicator for the course of the pandemic.
The health authorities in Germany reported 17,176 new corona infections to the RKI within 24 hours. That is 3443 more than last Sunday. Exactly one week ago, the RKI had recorded 13,733 new infections within one day. In addition, 90 other deaths related to Covid 19 disease were recorded. The high of 1,244 newly reported deaths was reached on January 14th.
More than 75,000 dead
The number of new infections is usually lower on weekends than the weekly average, as fewer tests are carried out on the weekends and fewer test results are transmitted.
The RKI has counted 2,772,401 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic. 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 75,870.
Lockdown demands are getting louder
In view of the increasing number of infections, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the heads of government of the countries agreed at their last Corona summit to extend the current lockdown rules until April 18. In addition, further regional restrictions have now been decided. The calls for further measures and a new corona summit are already getting louder again.
Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann promised further talks between the federal and state governments about a hard lockdown at the beginning of the week. “First of all we think about such things,” said the Green politician. “We also have to discuss this with other countries in advance, with the Federal Chancellery,” said Kretschmann. “We see, the numbers are literally racing up.” During the talks on Monday and Tuesday you have to “come to terms”.