BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – The number of new infections with the coronavirus has again passed the threshold of 2000 and reached the highest value since April. The health authorities in Germany reported 2194 new corona infections within one day, as the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported on Thursday morning.
The peak of new infections reported daily was at more than 6000 at the end of March / beginning of April. The number then tended to decrease and increase again in July. In August the number of cases was just over 2000 (2034). The number of new infections detected is also likely to depend on how many people are tested.
Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, at least 265 857 people in Germany have been shown to have been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus (data as of September 17, 12.00 a.m.). According to the RKI, the number of deaths in connection with a corona infection is 9371. Three more deaths have been reported since the previous day. According to RKI estimates, around 237,300 people had survived the infection by Thursday morning.
According to RKI estimates in Germany, the number of reproductions, or R value for short, was 1.00 (previous day: 1.04) according to the management report on Wednesday evening. This means that an infected person infects another person on average. The R-value depicts the infection rate about one and a half weeks beforehand.
In addition, the RKI gives a so-called seven-day R in its current situation report. The value relates to a longer period and is therefore less subject to daily fluctuations. According to RKI estimates, this value was 1.06 (previous day: 1.00). It shows the infection process from eight to 16 days ago./bcf/DP/zb