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RKI registers record number of new infections

With 294,931 new infections and a seven-day incidence of 1651.4, the RKI reports two highs in the corona pandemic.

Berlin – The number of new corona infections transmitted to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day has risen to an all-time high.

According to the RKI, the health authorities reported 294,931 new infections within 24 hours on Thursday morning. On March 10, the number had exceeded 250,000 for the first time in the pandemic. The RKI gave the seven-day incidence as 1651.4 – this is also a high. For comparison: the day before the value was 1607.1, a week ago it was 1388.5 (previous month: 1385.1).

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

17,990,141 infections detected

According to the new information, 278 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 259 deaths. The RKI has counted 17,990,141 infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.

The number of corona-infected patients who came to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was 7.45 according to the RKI on Wednesday (Tuesday: 7.21). Among them are many people with a positive corona test who have another main illness.

The RKI gave the number of recovered people on Thursday as 14,142,500. The number of people who died from or involved a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 126,420

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