D.he 7-day incidence of the coronavirus in Germany increased for the fifth day in a row. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the nationwide value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on this Sunday morning as 72.7. For comparison: the previous day the value was 70.8, a week ago it was 66.1, a month ago it was 74.7.
The health authorities in Germany reported 8,682 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. A week ago the value was 7612 infections.
17 new deaths
According to the new information, 17 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 24 deaths. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with the Sars-CoV-2 virus rose to 94,618.
The RKI has counted 4,373,789 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not recognized. The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at 4,147,000.
Wieler: Numbers will increase in autumn
The President of the RKI, Lothar Wieler, assumes an increase in the number of infections this autumn. Due to the holiday traffic during the autumn holidays, “there will be more infectious entries from abroad”, Wieler told the newspapers of the Funke media group. The “severity and duration of such a wave” is difficult to predict, however.
In the summer, up to 20 percent of the reported corona infections originated abroad, said Wieler. “There will be a significant increase in the numbers again now.” The more life moves indoors in the coming weeks, the greater this increase will be. “How high the wave will be depends primarily on the vaccination rate.”