The Robert Koch Institute registered a renewed increase in the seven-day incidence compared to the previous week. Most recently, 133,532 new infections were reported within 24 hours.
Berlin – The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the nationwide seven-day incidence on Wednesday morning as 414.0. This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5 a.m.
In the previous week, the number of new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week was 379.6 (previous month: 215.0). 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 and transmission problems can lead to the distortion of individual daily values.
The health authorities in Germany recently reported 133,532 new corona infections (previous week: 95,811) and 128 deaths (previous week: 138) 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 and 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 33,519,761 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