NewsThe number of corona cases in Germany on Friday

The number of corona cases in Germany on Friday

Created: 9/9/2022, 3:50 am

The Robert Koch Institute publishes the current number of corona cases in Germany. The development of the data at a glance.

Berlin/Frankfurt – The Robert Koch Institute put the nationwide seven-day corona incidence on Friday (September 8) at 229.5. This is the value that the RKI dashboard lists at 03.50. On Friday of the previous week, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week was 234.4.

However, the incidence still does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. For months, experts have been assuming that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI – mainly because by far 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 the distortion of individual daily values.

Stock I06.08.2022 Corona-Warn, Corona Warn App
The RKI publishes the current number of corona cases every day. (Iconic photo) © Felix Schlikis/Imago

Corona in Germany: Many infections are not recognized or reported

The health authorities in Germany also reported 35,995 new corona infections (previous week: 39,930) and 119 deaths (previous week: 148) to the RKI within one day. Here, too, comparisons of the data are only meaningful to a limited extent due to the test behavior, late registrations and transmission problems. The RKI has counted 32,422,084 proven infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic. However, the actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected. The RKI dashboard shows a total of 148,217 deaths in Germany in connection with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Corona in Germany: An overview of developments over the past week

Day new infections deaths incidence
Friday (September 9th) 35,995 119 229.5
Thursday (September 8th) 42,057 117 223.1
Wednesday (September 7th) 46,495 120 217.2
Tuesday (September 6th) 49,709 99 219.1
Monday (September 5) No notification
Sunday (September 4th) No notification
Saturday (September 3) 29,345 120 230.5
Friday (September 2nd) 33,930 148 234.4
source Dashboard Robert Koch Institute/RKI

Corona pandemic in Germany: Inaccurate picture of the current infection situation

The current number of cases and incidences do not provide a clear picture of the current infection situation. In general, the number of registered new infections and deaths varies significantly from weekday to weekday, since many federal states do not transmit to the RKI, especially on weekends and public holidays, and only report the cases later in the course of the week. Therefore, the RKI no longer publishes figures on Sundays and Mondays.

Current Corona case numbers: Important note on the figures from the RKI

  • When considering the values, it must be taken into account that some countries do not report data on every day of the week. At the weekend, the transmission by health authorities is not legally obligatory. Since there are no direct consequences at state or federal level, fewer and fewer health authorities and federal states are transmitting the data on Saturdays and Sundays. There may also be delays on public holidays.
  • Daily fluctuations should therefore not be overestimated, especially at the weekend and at the beginning of the week. This in turn leads to late registrations on the following days. A comparison of daily values is therefore becoming increasingly difficult. For the assessment of the course, the consideration of the weekly comparison is therefore more expedient.
  • Experts have also been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI – due to overworked health authorities and because not all infected people have a PCR test done. Only these count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.
  • Therefore, when interpreting the current number of cases, it should be noted that there may be an increased under-recording of cases in the reporting system due to the lower testing, reporting and transmission activity. A detailed assessment of the epidemiological situation takes place every Thursday in the weekly report of the RKI.

Have you been infected with omicron or suspect it? Here you can find out everything you need to know about the corona variant Omikron – including symptoms and incubation period. (slo/ktho/jfw with dpa/AFP)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Your new neighbors are against the move

The potential neighbors of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's relocation plans are anything but enthusiastic.

Phil Read, seven-time world champion, dies

The former British pilot died this Thursday at the age of 83, the family reported. Read was a seven-time world champion in the 1960s and 1970s, and a true motorcycling legend.

Dall'Igna thanks Zarco for giving up the podium in favor of Bagnaia

Gigi Dall'Igna recognized that Zarco could have been on the podium in Thailand 'easily', and thanked Bagnaia for his gesture.

Dortmund city center gets its own "management" and should become more beautiful

The city, the citizens and the trade all agree: the city center of Dortmund should become more beautiful. There is now a city management for this.

Three people stabbed in London

Three people were stabbed in London. According to the police, this is said to have happened in connection with an attempted mobile phone theft.

More