S.Already in summer, experts warned of the pandemic worsening during the cold season. While the country is sinking deeper into lockdown, the situation in the rest of Europe is also worsening. A particularly contagious mutation of the coronavirus, which was detected for the first time in Great Britain, is putting a damper on the bumpy vaccination campaign.
With our graphics and tables we give you an overview of the most important key figures and developments. Case numbers, positive rate of the corona tests and occupancy of intensive care beds – you will find all this here at a glance and in clear graphics for you. In addition, we monitor the Cases of infection in the counties, which was recently an important criterion in the assessment of the infection rate in the individual regions. The so-called incidence value is given, i.e. the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within the past seven days.
The important benchmark continues to be Reproduction number – It indicates how many other people an infected person infects on average. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) had repeatedly emphasized that the pandemic would only subside if this number was below 1, i.e. each infected person infects less than one other person on average. We show the development of the number over time, you can read more about how reliable it is here.
Worldwide case numbers
We source the global data on infections, recoveries and deaths from the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering. There, figures from the various national and international health authorities are compiled and continuously updated.
Case numbers in the German federal states
The number of cases in the German federal states and districts are published once a day by the Robert Koch Institute. Only cases that were reported to the institute via the reporting channel or official sources are listed here. Since the situation is very dynamic, there may be discrepancies between the data from the Robert Koch Institute and information provided by other bodies, such as the federal states concerned.