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Corona case numbers: Dramatic increase – RKI reports 65,371 new infections

The corona incidence value in Germany continues to rise. The RKI with the number of cases for Wednesday (November 17, 2021).

Berlin / Frankfurt – The nationwide seven-day incidence has risen again. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has now published the number of new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week for Thursday (November 18, 2021). The seven-day incidence is now almost 337, and the number of new infections has once again reached a high.

Corona case numbers (November 18, 2021): Development of the numbers in the weekly overview

Day New infections | Deaths | Incidence
Thursday (11/18/2021) 65.371 | 264 | 336.9
Wednesday (11/17/2021) 52.826 | 294 | 319.5
Tuesday (11/16/2021) 32,048 | 265 | 312.4
Monday (15.11.2021) 23.607 | 43 | 303.0
Sunday (11/14/2021) 33,498 | 55 | 289
Saturday (13.11.2021) 45,081 | 228 | 277.4
Friday (November 12th, 2021) 48,640 | 191 | 263.7
Thursday (11/11/2021) 50.196 | 235 | 249.1
Wednesday (11/10/2021) 39,676 | 236 | 232.1

The case numbers of the RKI can differ from those of the individual federal states. One reason for this is the longer transmission routes between the RKI and the responsible health authorities. The RKI’s Covid-19 dashboard can also be adjusted during the day.

The number of new corona infections exceeded 60,000 for the first time in the corona pandemic. The health authorities in Germany reported the Robert Koch Institute the maximum value of 65,371 new corona infections within one day. Exactly one week ago, more than 50,000 new infections per day were counted for the first time.

Das RKI meldet täglich die Zahlen zur Corona-Pandemie in Deutschland.


The RKI reports the numbers on the corona pandemic in Germany on a daily basis.

The number of new infections registered fluctuates greatly over the course of the week. The RKI gave the 7-day incidence at 336.9 – also a high. For comparison: the previous day the value was 319.5, a week ago it was 249.1 (previous month: 74.4). This is evident from the numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 3:53 a.m.

Corona number of cases (November 18, 2021): 264 deaths within 24 hours

According to the new information, 264 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 235 deaths. The RKI has counted 5,195,321 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 number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days – the most important parameter for a possible tightening of the corona restrictions – was given by the RKI on Wednesday at 5.15 (Tuesday: 4.86). With the indicator it must be taken into account that hospital admissions are sometimes reported with delay. A nationwide threshold, from when the situation can be viewed critically, is not provided for the incidence of hospitalization, among other things because of large regional differences. The previous high was around 15.5 around Christmas time.

The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at 4,564,200. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 98,538. (Red / dpa)

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