NewsSeven-day incidence climbs to next high

Seven-day incidence climbs to next high

The seven-day incidence in Germany reaches new highs every day. The occupancy of the intensive care units with Covid patients, on the other hand, hardly changes.

Berlin – The nationwide seven-day incidence reached a new high on Sunday: The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week at 1156.8.

On Saturday the value was 1127.7. A week ago, the nationwide incidence was 806.8 (previous month: 207.4). The occupancy of the intensive care units with Covid 19 patients changed little over the weekend.

Week comparison: More new infections again

The health authorities in Germany reported 118,970 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 05:06 a.m. A week ago there were 85,440 infections.

Experts assume that there will be 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 new information, 59 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 54 deaths. The RKI has counted 9,737,215 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.

Nationwide, 2,268 Covid patients were treated in intensive care on Sunday, as the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI) announced in their daily report (as of 12:15 p.m.). That was eight more people than on Friday. According to the information, 53 percent of the patients were ventilated invasively.

The number of corona-infected patients who came to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was 4.72 (Thursday 4.64) according to the RKI. These may also include people with a positive corona test who have another main illness. The RKI gave the number of recovered people on Sunday as 7,564,200. The number of people who died from or involved a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 117,725. dpa

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