The Robert Koch Institute recorded just over 7,000 new infections within a day in Germany. However, numbers remain volatile due to reporting delays.
Health authorities in Germany have it Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported 7,082 new coronavirus cases within one day. This is evidenced by the numbers from Saturday morning, which reflect the condition of the RKI dashboard at 5 am. For comparison: a week ago, the value was 7,894 hits. The RKI index gave a 7-day incidence on Saturday morning as it reached 66.8 nationwide (previous day: 67.3; previous week: 87.3).
All over Germany, 170 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours. A week ago there were 177 dead.
The RKI index counted a total of 3,642,244 Sars-CoV-2 infections detected since the start of the epidemic. The actual total number is likely to be much higher, as many infections are not recognized.
The number of people who have died with or because of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection is now 87,298.
The nationwide seven-day R value was 0.85 (previous day: 0.82) according to the RKI Status report from Friday evening. This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 85 others. The R value represents the incidence of infection 8 to 16 days ago. If it is less than 1 for a longer period of time, the infection process subsides; If it is consistently higher, the number of cases increases.