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Corona in Germany: According to the RKI, the incidence is only increasing slightly – but experts warn

The corona numbers continue to give cause for concern. The incidence is increasing only slightly, but experts say that could be deceptive. The news ticker.

  • The Corona * numbers are rising again slightly.
  • The RKI reported an incidence of 442.7 on Saturday (December 4th).
  • Meanwhile, the number of deaths is increasing significantly.
  • This news ticker on the corona pandemic in Germany is continuously updated.

Berlin – According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) *, the seven-day incidence * in Germany rose again slightly. On Saturday morning (December 4), the RKI stated that the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week is 442.7. On Friday (December 3rd) the value was 442.1, a week earlier at 444.3 (previous month: 183.7).

Corona in Germany: hospitals overloaded – experts fear higher numbers

Across Germany, the health authorities reported a total of 64,510 new corona infections to the RKI within one day (source: RKI dashboards, December 4, 3:48 a.m.). Exactly one week ago there were 67,125 infections. However, experts are currently assuming a noticeable underreporting and give this to consider when assessing the infection process. As a result, health authorities and clinics can no longer keep up with reporting Corona * cases, at least in individual regions.

The RKI is also finding it difficult to assess the situation. The slowed rise in the seven-day incidence could “on the one hand be a first indication of a slightly weakening dynamic in the transmission process due to the significantly intensified measures to reduce contact,” said the RKI weekly report on Thursday evening (December 2nd). However, the development could “regionally also be due to the increasingly overloaded capacities in the public health service and the exhausted laboratory capacities”.

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Corona in Germany: the death toll increases significantly

According to the new information, 378 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 303 deaths. The RKI has counted 6,116,070 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the corona 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 was given by the RKI on Friday (December 3) as 5.52 (December 2: 5.47).

The value plays an essential role in assessing the occurrence of the infection. If limit values 3, 6 and 9 are exceeded in the federal states, stricter measures to combat the pandemic can be imposed there. The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered on Saturday (December 4) as 5,058,200. The number of people who died with or with a proven Sars-CoV-2 infection rose to 102,946. (kh / dpa) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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