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For the first time after a long increase: 7-day incidence falls slightly – but experts warn of the number of unreported cases

For the first time after a long rise, the nationwide seven-day incidence fell slightly. However, experts urge caution.

  • Corona pandemic in Germany: the number of infections is high, several federal states are postponing easing.
  • For the first time after a long increase, the incidence has fallen slightly.
  • This news ticker on the Corona * pandemic is continuously updated.

Munich – Every day a new record. This is what the corona numbers of the last few weeks looked like. The Germany-wide seven-day incidence* has now fallen slightly again for the first time after a longer phase of increase. As the Robert Koch Institute* (RKI) announces, the value on Sunday morning (March 20) is 1708.7. On Saturday it was 1735.0, the week before 1526.8.

The health authorities in Germany reported 131,792 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This emerges from figures that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5:04 a.m. A week ago there were 146,607 infections.

Corona incidence in Germany: Experts assume a high number of unreported cases

Experts assume a high number of cases that are not recorded in the RKI data. One reason is the limited capacity, for example of health authorities. Contacts are often only tracked to a limited extent.

According to the new information, 49 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there had been 50 deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic*, the RKI has counted 18,553,100 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.

The RKI last gave the number of corona-infected patients per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days on Friday at 7.81 (Thursday: 7.58). Among them are many people with a positive corona test who have another main disease. The value is not communicated at the weekend.

The RKI gave the number of recovered people on Sunday morning as 14,528,800. The number of people who died from or involved a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 126,916 . *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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