Saturday, March 6th, 2021
Incidence increases slightly
RKI reports fewer cases than a week ago
The health authorities in Germany reported 9557 corona cases to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In addition, 300 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours. This is evident from the RKI figures. Exactly one week ago, the RKI recorded 9762 new infections and 369 new deaths within one day. The data reflect the status of the RKI dashboard from 3.11 a.m., subsequent changes or additions to the RKI are possible. According to the RKI, the number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) was 65.6 nationwide in the morning – and thus compared to the previous day (65.4) and the Saturday of last week (63.8) a little bit higher.
The number of new infections in Germany fell significantly for weeks in January and February. However, it recently stagnated, which could also be due to the spread of more contagious variants. Four weeks ago, on January 6, the incidence had been 77. Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6. 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 RKI has counted 2,492,079 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 RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at around 2,299,400. The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 71,804.
R value increased above 1
The nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.04 according to the RKI management report on Friday evening (previous day 0.99). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 104 more people. The value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago. If it is below 1 for a longer period of time, the infection process subsides; if it is consistently higher, the number of cases increases.
Note: The RKI figures usually deviate 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 to 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, takes into account incoming reports up to midnight, with the current data status being announced the following morning.