Berlin The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported a nationwide seven-day incidence of 322.4 on Sunday morning after 342.0 the day before. However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation.
Experts have 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.
The health authorities in Germany recently reported 3,823 new corona infections to the RKI, 2,328 fewer cases than on Sunday a week ago. Another person died in connection with the virus. This increases the number of reported deaths to 138,325. 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 more and more federal states do not transmit to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week.
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Covid-19 cases that meet the case definition of the RKI must be transmitted electronically by the responsible health authority to the responsible state authority no later than the next working day. From there, the information must be sent to the RKI no later than the next working day. This data must not contain the name, place of residence or contact details of the person concerned.
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