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Corona case numbers: RKI reports increasing incidence – more than 26,000 new infections

The RKI announces the current number of corona cases for Saturday (01.01.2022). However, due to the holidays, the data are only of limited significance.

Berlin / Frankfurt – On New Year’s Day, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) published a nationwide seven-day incidence that had risen again 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
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
Friday (12/24/2021) 35,431 | 370 | 265.8
Source: Robert Koch Institute

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported an increase in the official nationwide seven-day incidence for the third day in a row. The RKI gave the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Saturday morning as 220.3. Because there has been less testing and reporting between the years, the RKI assumes that the figures are underreported.

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 testing 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.

For comparison: the previous day the value was 214.9. A week ago the nationwide incidence was 242.9 (previous month: 442.9). The health authorities in Germany reported 26,392 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from the numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 3:45 a.m. Exactly one week ago there were 22,214 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, 184 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 157 deaths. The RKI has counted 7,176,814 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 those who had recovered on Saturday at 6,418,300. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 112,109. (skr / dpa)

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