7-day incidence of 140.9 and 10,810 new corona infections

Dhe health authorities in Germany reported 10,810 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In addition, 294 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours. That comes from the numbers of the RKI from Tuesday morning. A week ago, the RKI had recorded 6885 new infections and 90 new deaths within one day. In addition, due to the school holidays, the numbers from the previous week may not yet be comparable with previous values. RKI President Lothar Wieler expected more reliable data on the pandemic from the middle of this week.

According to the RKI, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants reported within seven days was 140.9 nationwide on Tuesday morning. The data reflect the status of the RKI dashboard from 05:05 a.m., subsequent changes or additions to the RKI are possible. The day before, the RKI gave this seven-day incidence as 129.2; a week ago it was 123.

More than three million infections

The RKI has counted 3,022,323 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not detected. The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at around 2,700,200. The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 78,746.

According to the RKI management report on Monday, the nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.09 (previous day: 1.08). This means that 100 infected people infect an additional 109 people. The RKI writes that the R value has continued to rise. The drop in value observed in the days after Easter could have been due to the temporarily lower number of tests. According to the RKI, the R-value can only be meaningfully evaluated again in a few days.

The federal cabinet wants to decide on nationwide uniform restrictions on Tuesday, if possible, in order to break the ever stronger third corona wave in Germany. The Infection Protection Act is expected to be changed for this purpose. A new paragraph 28b is intended to stipulate what to do if the incidence in a district or an independent city is over 100 on three consecutive days, i.e. more than 100 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week.

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