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Omicron: "Rebound" effect as a danger – RKI expects 300,000 new infections every day

The RKI reports more than 230,000 new infections on Thursday. According to an institute report, this could become normal.

+++ 4.30 p.m .: In addition to the daily corona case numbers, the RKI also presented models of how the omicron wave could develop. Numerous scenarios were developed together with a team from the Humboldt University in Berlin. Looser and stricter measures are part of it. For example, it is more effective to flatten a wave than to break it. Even low contact restrictions are an adequate means of doing this, according to the RKI paper.

In the event of a wave breaking, a “rebound” effect can occur. If tough measures were suddenly lifted, there could be a massive increase in the number of cases and the health system could be overloaded. According to the researchers in the report, a total of 16.5 million omicron infections can be expected by April 1, 2022. Daily average maximum values of 300,000 new corona infections are conceivable. However, the range of fluctuation in the institute’s report is between 55,000 and 800,000 new cases.



Germany is in the middle of the omicron wave. (symbol photo)

Corona case numbers: RKI reports 236,120 new infections in Germany

First report from Thursday, February 3rd, 2022, 5:00 a.m.: Berlin/Frankfurt – For weeks, 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 Thursday (03.02.2022) are now available.

Day new infections | Deaths | incidence
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
Wednesday (01/26/2022) 164,000 | 166 | 940.6
Source: Robert Koch Institute / RKI

The nationwide seven-day incidence has risen again and reached a new high of 1283.2 in Germany. The day before, the RKI had given the incidence as 1227.5. According to the RKI, the important parameter in the Corona crisis was 1017.6 on Thursday of the previous week.

Das RKI meldet täglich die Zahlen zur Pandemie in Deutschland. (Symbolbild).


The RKI reports the figures for the pandemic in Germany every day. (icon image).

The indicator quantifies the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants over a period of seven days.

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 limit in many places. In addition, some cities and districts have been reporting problems with the transmission of the number of corona cases for days.

Corona in Germany: RKI reports 10,422,764 cases of infection since the beginning of the pandemic

According to the RKI, the health authorities have recorded a total of 10,422,764 cases of infection since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of registered corona deaths in Germany is now 118,334. The RKI puts the number of people who have recovered from corona disease in Germany at around 7,869,200.

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 current information from the RKI, the hospitalization incidence on Wednesday was 4.77 nationwide. These may also include people with a positive corona test who have another main illness. (skr/tu with AFP)

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