A pharmacist in Dortmund hands out an FFP2 mask.
The health authorities reported more than 16,000 new infections to the Robert Koch Institute within 24 hours. The seven-day incidence has been falling for a few days, but is still significantly too high.
D.he German health authorities reported 16,417 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In addition, 879 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours, as the RKI announced on Saturday morning. Exactly one week ago, the RKI had recorded 18,678 new infections and 980 new deaths within 24 hours.
The high of 1,244 new deaths was reached on January 14th. In the case of new infections registered within 24 hours, the highest value was reported on December 18, at 33,777 – but this contained 3500 late reports.
The number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) was 112.6 on Saturday morning, according to the RKI. Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6. The number fluctuated after that and has been falling again for a few days.
R value just below 1
The RKI has counted 2,122,679 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 recognized. The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 51,521. The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at around 1,795,400.
The nationwide seven-day R-value was 0.97 according to the RKI management report from Friday evening (previous day: 0.93). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 97 more people. The value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago. If it is below 1 for a long time, the infection process subsides.