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Corona case numbers: Incidence continues to fall – fewer new infections than in the previous week

The RKI reports the current figures on the corona situation in Germany every day. The development of data on new infections, deaths and incidence.

Berlin/Frankfurt – The nationwide seven-day incidence has fallen for the third day in a row. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Tuesday (February 15, 2022) at 1437.5. Yesterday, Monday (02/14/2022), the incidence was 1459.8. On Tuesday of the previous week, the value was 1441.0.

Corona in Germany: development of the number of cases in a weekly overview

Day new infections | Deaths | incidence
Tuesday (02/15/2022) 159.217 | 243 | 1437.5
Monday (02/14/2022) 76,465 | 42 | 1459.8
Sunday (02/13/2022) 125.160 | 58 | 1466.5
Saturday (02/12/2022) 209,789 | 198 | 1474.3
Friday (02/11/2022) 240.172 | 226 | 1472.2
Thursday (02/10/2022) 247,862 | 238 | 1465.4
Wednesday (02/09/2022) 234,250 | 272 | 1450.8
Tuesday (08.02.2022) 169,571 | 177 | 1441.0
Source: Robert Koch Institute / RKI

The incidence quantifies the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants over a period of seven days.

Corona case numbers in Germany: experts assume higher values

However, the numbers are of limited value at the moment. Experts assume a high number of cases that are not recorded in the RKI data. Test capacities and health authorities are therefore at the limit in many places, and contacts are only tracked to a limited extent. In addition, the number of people who no longer have their infection confirmed by a PCR test is likely to increase – the infection is therefore not included in the official statistics.

Corona in Germany: 243 deaths related to the corona virus

As the RKI announced, citing data from the health authorities, the number of new infections within 24 hours on Tuesday morning was 159,217 – after 76,465 on Monday and 169,571 on Tuesday last week. As the RKI further announced, 243 other deaths related to the corona virus were also recorded on Tuesday.

According to the RKI, the health authorities have recorded a total of 12,580,343 cases of infection since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of registered corona deaths in Germany is now 120,220. The RKI puts the number of people who have recovered from corona disease in Germany at around 8,989,100.

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, the RKI has reported daily data on the corona situation in Germany. (icon picture)

In November, the federal and state governments had defined the so-called hospitalization incidence as the decisive benchmark for tightening or relaxing the corona measures. This value indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants are hospitalized within seven days because of a corona infection. According to the latest RKI report, the hospitalization incidence nationwide on Monday was 5.93. (skr/afp)

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