Sunday March 28, 2021
RKI: Over 17,000 new infections
The incidence in Germany is almost 130
The third corona wave continues, in Germany there is no improvement in the infection situation in sight. The health authorities in Germany reported 17,176 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Saturday; last week the number was 13,733 – in direct comparison, an increase of 3443 cases or around 25 percent. The data reflect the status of the RKI dashboard from 6 a.m., subsequent changes or additions to the RKI are possible.
However, there is still a slight downward trend in deaths: 90 new deaths were reported to the RKI within 24 hours. Exactly a week ago, the RKI had recorded 99 new deaths within one day.
According to the RKI, the seven-day incidence was last at 129.7, as can be seen from the numbers. This is the highest value since January 19, in other words for more than two months. 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. 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.
In the case of 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 2,772,401 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 RKI stated the number of people recovered at around 2.5 million.
The high of 1,244 newly reported deaths was reached on January 14th. With the most recently reported 90 new deaths, the total number of people who died with or with the involvement of a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 75,870.
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.
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 case numbers, 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.