NewsSeven-day incidence drops to 354.5

Seven-day incidence drops to 354.5

Created: 8/11/2022 5:24 am

PCR-Tests in München
PCR tests are advertised at the entrance of a pharmacy in downtown Munich. © Peter Kneffel/dpa

With 59,888 new infections, the value is again lower than in the previous week. However, test behavior, late registrations and transmission problems lead to incomplete data.

Berlin – The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the nationwide seven-day incidence on Thursday morning as 354.5. The day before, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week was 366.8 (previous week: 451.3; previous month: 661.4).

However, this information only provides a very incomplete picture of the number of infections. Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI – mainly because not all infected people have a PCR test done. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

Data opaque

The health authorities in Germany recently reported 59,888 new corona infections (previous week: 74,645) and 153 deaths (previous week: 192) to the RKI within one day. Here, too, comparisons of the data are only possible to a limited extent due to the test behavior, late registrations or transmission problems. In general, the number of registered new infections and deaths varies significantly from weekday to weekday, since many federal states do not transmit them to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week.

The RKI has counted 31,439,645 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. dpa

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