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Corona in Germany: Incidence reaches another high – RKI registers 190,148 new infections

The incidence value for new corona infections in Germany has again reached a high.

Berlin – The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has reported a significant increase in the nationwide seven-day incidence and thus a new record. The RKI gave the value of new infections per 100,000 people and week on Friday morning as 1073.0.

For comparison: the day before the value was 1017.4, on Friday last week it was 706.3. According to data from the health authorities, the number of new infections within 24 hours was 190,148 on Friday – after 203,136 the day before and 140,160 on Friday last week. This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5 a.m. A week ago there were 140,160 infections.

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Currently, 32 percent of the corona tests are positive.

As the RKI further announced, citing data from the health authorities, 170 new deaths related to the corona virus were counted on Friday. According to the latest information from the institute, the health authorities have recorded a total of 9,429,079 cases of infection since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of registered corona deaths in Germany is now 117,484. The RKI puts the number of people in Germany who have recovered from an illness caused by the coronavirus at around 7,494,200.

Corona case numbers in Germany: new infections, deaths and incidence

Day new infections | Deaths | incidence
Friday (01/28/2022) 190.148 | 170 | 1073.0
Thursday (01/27/2022) 203.136 | 188 | 1017.4
Wednesday (01/26/2022) 164,000 | 166 | 940.6
Tuesday (01/25/2022) 126,955 | 214 | 894.3
Monday (01/24/2022) 63,393 | 28 | 840.3
Sunday (01/23/2022) 85,440 | 74 | 806.8
Saturday (01/22/2022) 135,462 | 179 | 772.7
Friday (01/21/2022) 140.160 | 170 | 706.3
Thursday (01/20/2022) 133,536 | 234 | 638.8
Source: Robert Koch Institute / RKI

The case numbers of the RKI may differ from those of the individual federal states. One reason for this is the longer transmission paths between the RKI and the responsible health authorities. The RKI’s Covid-19 dashboard can also be adjusted during the day.

Corona in Germany: 32 percent of the tests are positive

In the most recent weekly report on Thursday, the RKI pointed out that 32 percent of the reported corona tests in Germany last week were positive. In the previous week it was still 24 percent. Due to the “massive” increase in “infection pressure”, there have long been fears that the registered infection numbers do not reflect the actual infection process.

The RKI explained: “Even if every individual case is no longer recorded in the reporting system”, additional indicators allow “a reliable assessment of the overall development”. For the assessment of the situation in the current situation of the pandemic, “the focus is not on recording all infections caused by SARS-CoV-2, but on the development of the number and severity of the diseases”. (red/dpa/afp)

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