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Corona case numbers: RKI reports increasing incidence again

The RKI reports increasing numbers of corona cases for Germany. A warning was given against this development because of the spread of the Omikron variant.

Berlin / Frankfurt am Main – The nationwide seven-day incidence has increased slightly compared to the previous day. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) stated the value of new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Monday morning (December 20, 2021) as 316.0. For comparison: on Sunday the value was 315.4.

Day New infections | Deaths | Incidence
Monday (12/20/2021) 16,086 | 119 | 316.0
Sunday (19.12.2021) 29,348 | 180 | 315.4
Saturday (18.12.2021) 42,813 | 414 | 321.8
Friday (December 17th, 2021) 50,968 | 437 | 331.8
Thursday (16.12.2021) 56,677 | 522 | 340.1
Wednesday (15.12.2021) 51,301 | 453 | 353.0
Tuesday (14.12.2021) 30,823 | 473 | 375.0
Monday (13.12.2021) 21,743 | 116 | 389.2
Source: RKI

As the RKI further reported, citing data from the health authorities, 16,086 new infections were recorded within 24 hours.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the health authorities have reported a total of 6,809,622 cases. The institute put the number of people recovered from illness caused by the coronavirus in Germany at around 5,801,400. The total number of corona deaths in Germany rose by 119 to 108,352.

The data

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 seven-day incidence indicates the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week. The value rose rapidly from the beginning of November. As a result, new highs were recorded every day. The number then fell again at the beginning of December.

On November 18, the federal and state governments set the so-called hospitalization incidence as the decisive yardstick for tightening the corona measures. This value indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants are in hospital within seven days because of a corona infection.

Das RKI veröffentlicht täglich die aktuellen Corona-Fallzahlen für Deutschland. (Symbolbild)


The RKI publishes the current corona case numbers for Germany on a daily basis. (Symbol image)

From a value of three, the 2G rule applies across the board for events in a federal state – that is, only those vaccinated against the coronavirus and those recovered from Covid-19 are allowed. According to the RKI, the nationwide hospitalization incidence on Friday was 5.10. (skr / afp)

List of rubric lists: © Christof Stache / afp

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