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Corona case numbers: Incidence continues to rise – RKI reports 12,515 new infections

The RKI announces the current number of corona cases for Sunday, January 2nd, 2022. However, due to the holidays, the data is only of limited informative value, according to experts.

Berlin / Frankfurt – Today, Sunday (January 2nd, 2022), the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) once again announced a slightly increased nationwide seven-day incidence compared to the previous day. However, there is still the restriction that the corona data provide an incomplete picture due to the low test and reporting activity during the holidays.

An overview of the number of corona cases for Germany: new infections, deaths and incidence

Day New infections | Deaths | Incidence
Sunday (January 2nd, 2022) 12,515 | 46 | 222.7
Saturday (01/01/2022) 26,392 | 184 | 220.3
Friday (31.12.2021) 41,240 | 323 | 214.9
Thursday (12/30/2021) 42,770 | 383 | 207.4
Wednesday (12/29/2021) 40.043 | 414 | 205.5
Tuesday (12/28/2021) 21,080 | 372 | 215.6
Monday (27.12.2021) 13,908 | 69 | 222.7
Sunday (December 26th, 2021) 10.100 | 88 | 220.7
Saturday (December 25th, 2021) 22.214 | 157 | 242.9
Source: Robert Koch Institute

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported an increase in the official nationwide seven-day incidence for the fourth day in a row. The RKI stated the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Sunday morning (January 2nd, 2022) as 222.7.

Note from the RKI

During the holidays and at the turn of the year, when interpreting the number of cases, it should be noted that less test and reporting activity is to be expected. The data shown in the dashboard and management report could therefore only provide an incomplete picture of the epidemiological situation in Germany.

Because there has been less testing and reporting between the years, the RKI assumes that the figures are underreported. For comparison: the previous day the value was 220.3. A week ago the nationwide incidence was 220.7 (previous month: 439.2). The health authorities in Germany reported 12,515 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from the numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 03:34 a.m. Exactly one week ago there were 10 100 infections.

Das Robert Koch-Institut veröffentlicht täglich die Daten zur Corona-Lage in Deutschland.


The Robert Koch Institute publishes the data on the corona situation in Germany on a daily basis.

According to the new information, 46 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 88 deaths. The RKI has counted 7,189,329 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 people recovered on Sunday at 6,441,000. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 112,155. (Red / dpa)

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