RKI registers 16,887 new corona infections – incidence at 149.4

Coronavirus in Germany

The Robert Koch Institute publishes the new corona figures from the health authorities on a daily basis.

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How high are the corona numbers in Germany today?

The rise in the seven-day incidence in Germany, which has continued for a good two weeks, is continuing. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the number of new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Sunday morning at 149.4. For comparison: the previous day the value was 145.1, a week ago it was 106.3. The health authorities in Germany reported 16,887 new infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from the numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 04:24. A week ago, the value was 13,732 infections.

According to the new information, 33 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 23 deaths. The RKI has counted 4,597,550 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not detected.

The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days – the most important parameter for a possible tightening of the corona restrictions – was given by the RKI on Friday as 3.50 (Thursday: 3.31, Wednesday: 3, 07). The value is not published on Saturday and Sunday. With the indicator it must be taken into account that hospital admissions are sometimes reported with delay. A nationwide threshold value from when the situation can be viewed critically is not provided for the incidence of hospitalization, among other things because of large regional differences. The previous high was around 15.5 around Christmas time.

The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at 4,275,500. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 95,729.

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What is the RKI?

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is an independent higher federal authority. It is a public health facility and monitors the health of the entire population of Germany. Another central area of ​​the RKI is research; the institute is the central research facility of the Federal Republic of Germany.

President of the Robert Koch Institute has been Lothar H. Wieler since March 1, 2015, who has been the focus of reporting since the outbreak of the corona pandemic in Germany.

How does the RKI get the current corona numbers?

The Robert Koch Institute continuously records the current Covid-19 situation. It evaluates all information on the basis of current surveys and estimates the risk for the population in Germany. The RKI regularly announces the current number of corona cases in Germany.

The health authorities receive figures on new infections, recoveries or deaths from all over Germany and transmit them to the RKI. The offices have to adhere to strict rules.

Covid-19 cases that meet the RKI case definition must be electronically transmitted by the responsible health department to the responsible state authority by the next working day at the latest.

From there, the information must be transmitted to the RKI no later than the next working day. This data may not contain the name, place of residence or contact details of the persons concerned.

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