The Robert Koch Institute reported 20,472 new infections with the corona virus on Saturday. The seven-day incidence is also pointing upwards.
The seven-day incidence continues to rise in Germany.
On Saturday, the RKI reported more than 20,400 new corona infections.
The health system could reach its limits.
In Germany, more than 20,400 new corona infections were reported within one day. As the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Saturday morning, citing information from the health authorities, 20,472 new infections were detected. That is 1101 less than the day before, but more than 4000 more than a week ago.
The seven-day incidence rose further to 124.9. On Friday, the nationwide incidence value was 119.1 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week and on Saturday of last week it was still 99.9.
Extension of the measures until April 18
The RKI also reported 157 more deaths in connection with Covid-19 disease this Saturday. This means that 75,780 people have died in this country since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of Germany-wide corona infections is now a total of 2,755,225.
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 lockdown rules until April 18 at their Corona summit on Tuesday night. This means that the emergency brake decided at the beginning of March continues to apply, which is supposed to take effect at an incidence value of over 100.
Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) warned on Friday that if the number of corona cases continued to rise unchecked, Germany would run “the risk that our health system will reach its limits in April”. RKI President Lothar Wieler said there were “clear signals” that the third corona wave that has now started “could become even worse than the first two waves”.
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(AFP / dmo)