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Corona in Germany: RKI reports almost 250,000 new infections within one day

The RKI reports the current figures on the corona situation in Germany every day. The development of data on new infections, deaths and incidence.

Berlin/Frankfurt – For weeks now, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has been reporting daily maximum values for the nationwide seven-day incidence in the corona crisis. The data for today’s Friday (04.02.2022) are now available.

Corona case numbers for Germany: Incidence climbs to 1349.5

Day new infections | Deaths | incidence
Friday (04.02.2022) 248,838 | 170 | 1349.5
Thursday (03.02.2022) 236.120 | 164 | 1283.2
Wednesday (02/02/2022) 208,498 | 196 | 1227.5
Tuesday (02/01/2022) 162,613 | 188 | 1206.2
Monday (01/31/2022) 78,318 | 61 | 1176.8
Sunday (01/30/2022) 118,970 | 59 | 1156.8
Saturday (01/29/2022) 189.166 | 182 | 1127.7
Friday (01/28/2022) 190.148 | 170 | 1073.0
Thursday (01/27/2022) 203.136 | 188 | 1017.4
Source: Robert Koch Institute / RKI

The nationwide seven-day incidence has risen again and reached a new high of 1349.5 in Germany. The day before, according to the RKI, the incidence was 1283.2. On Friday of the previous week, the key indicator of the corona crisis was 1073.0, according to the institute.

Information on the number of cases

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.

Experts assume a high and increasing number of cases that are not recorded in the RKI data, partly because testing capacities and health authorities are at their limits in many places. In addition, some cities and districts have been reporting problems with the transmission of the number of corona cases for days.

According to the RKI, the health authorities have recorded a total of 10,671,602 cases of infection since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of registered corona deaths in Germany is now 118,504. The RKI puts the number of people who have recovered from corona disease in Germany at around 7,953,200.

In November, the federal and state governments had defined the so-called hospitalization incidence as the decisive benchmark for tightening or relaxing the corona measures. This value indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants are hospitalized within seven days because of a corona infection. According to the latest RKI report, the hospitalization incidence on Thursday was 5.00 nationwide and thus higher than it has been since Christmas.

Corona in Germany: 41 percent of the reported corona tests positive

In the most recent weekly report on Thursday, the RKI pointed out that 41 percent of the reported corona tests in Germany last week were positive. In the previous week it was still 32 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”.

The load on the intensive care units, meanwhile, shows “not yet an increasing trend caused by the omicron wave.” With data from February 2nd, 2022, 2,307 people with a COVID-19 diagnosis were treated in an intensive care unit. In the previous week there were 2,363 intensive care patients. (skr/dpa)

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