New record values: RKI reports 7-day incidence of 201.1

The nationwide 7-day incidence of new corona infections has climbed to more than 200 – and thus exceeds the previous maximum value in the pandemic. The RKI reports 15 513 new cases within one day.

Berlin – The 7-day incidence of new infections has reached the highest value since the beginning of the corona pandemic. The Robert Koch Institute stated the number of confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week on Monday morning as 201.1. The previous record was reached at the height of the second corona wave on December 22nd, 2020 with 197.6. It is important to note that, unlike a year ago, many people are now vaccinated, and the rate is particularly high among the particularly endangered very old people. Experts therefore assume that the health system can now withstand more new infections than before the vaccinations, as these protect very well against the course of serious illnesses.

The day before the incidence was 191.5, a week ago it was 154.8 (previous month: 63.8) The health authorities in Germany reported 15,513 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from the figures that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 04.15 a.m. On Friday, the number of new infections had reached 37,120, a record since the beginning of the pandemic. Exactly a week ago the value was 9658 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 4,782,546 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 last stated by the RKI on Friday at 3.91 (Thursday: 3.73). 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 4,380,000. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 96,558. (dpa)

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