More than 2.7 million people have now been infected with the corona virus. In Germany, high case numbers have again been reported. The seven-day incidence has increased.
In Germany, more than 17,000 new corona infections were reported within one day. As the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Sunday morning, citing information from the health authorities, 17,176 new infections were detected.
Last Sunday the number was 13,733, yesterday Saturday more than 20,400 new infections were registered. The number of new infections is usually lower on the weekends than the weekly average, because fewer tests are carried out on the weekends and fewer test results are transmitted.
90 more deaths reported
The RKI also reported 90 more deaths related to Covid-19 disease this Sunday. This means that 75,870 people have died in this country since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of corona infections across Germany is now 2,772,401.
The seven-day incidence rose further to 129.7 on Sunday. On Saturday, the nationwide incidence value was 124.9 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week and on Sunday of last week it was 103.9.
According to the RKI situation report on Saturday evening, the nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.19 (previous day 1.14). This means that 100 infected people infect an additional 119 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.
In view of the increasing number of infections, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the heads of government of the countries agreed on the extension of the applicable lockdown rules until April 18 at their Corona summit on Tuesday night. In addition, further regional restrictions have now been decided. RKI President Lothar Wieler warned on Friday that there were “clear signals” that the third corona wave that has now started “can become even worse than the first two waves”.
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