Sunday, December 5, 2021

Incidence at 319.5 RKI reports record values ​​again

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The German corona numbers continue to rise: The RKI registered 52,826 new infections on Wednesday morning. The incidence value also climbed to a new all-time high.

The number of new corona infections transmitted to the Robert Koch Institute within one day has reached a new high. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the number of cases reported by the health authorities on Wednesday morning as 52,826. Exactly one week ago there were 39,676 infections. The RKI gave the 7-day incidence at 319.5 – also a high. For comparison: the previous day the value was 312.4, a week ago it was 232.1 (previous month: 66.1). This is evident from the numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 4:01 a.m. Last Thursday, the number of new infections reached 50,196, a record since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to the new information, 294 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 236 deaths. The RKI has counted 5,129,950 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 recognized.

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 Tuesday at 4.86 (Monday: 4.65). With the indicator it must be taken into account that hospital admissions are sometimes reported with delay. A nationwide threshold, 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 4,540,900. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 98,274.

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