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RKI reports 29,518 new coronavirus cases - the incidence is increasing

RKI reports 29,518 new coronavirus cases – the incidence is increasing

In Germany, more cases of the new coronavirus were recorded again compared to the previous week. However, the numbers may still be inaccurate. The seven-day incidence rate is rising again nationwide.

Health authorities in Germany have it Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has reported 29,518 new coronavirus cases within one day. This is evidenced by the RKI numbers from Thursday morning, which reflect the state of the RKI dashboard at 05:05. The number of new infections reported could include late reports from North Rhine-Westphalia from the previous day. A large number of reports from NRW health authorities were not fully sent due to technical difficulties.

According to the RKI, 259 new deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. Subsequent changes or additions to RKI are possible.

On Thursday last week, RKI reported 29,426 new coronavirus cases within one day. In addition, 293 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours.

Again slightly increased incidence value

According to the RKI, the number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants reached 161.1 nationwide Thursday morning. The day before, the RKI had given this seven-day injury a 160.1. According to RKI, the seven-day incidence of the past few days cannot yet be used to estimate whether the uptrend of the past week will continue.

The value of R remains less than 1

The RKI index counted 3,217,710 infections detected with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the start of the epidemic. The actual total number is likely much higher, as many infections have yet to be discovered. RKI mentioned the number of those who recovered at about 2,845,300. The total number of people who died with or with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection increased to 80,893.

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The nationwide seven-day R value was 0.94 according to the RKI case report from Wednesday evening (previous day: 0.95). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect another 94. 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.