Thursday, February 25, 2021

Coronavirus: seven-day incidence continues to rise


Dhe health authorities in Germany reported 4,369 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In addition, 62 more deaths were recorded within 24 hours. That comes from the numbers of the RKI from Monday. Exactly one week ago, the RKI had recorded 4426 new infections and 116 new deaths within one day.

On Monday, the number of cases reported by the RKI is usually lower, among other things because fewer tests are carried out on the weekend. The data reflect the status of the RKI dashboard from 03:10 a.m., subsequent changes or additions are possible.

Almost 2.4 million detected infections

According to the RKI, the number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) was 61.0 nationwide on Monday morning – and thus higher than the previous day (60.2). Four weeks ago, on January 25th, the incidence was 111.2. Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6.

The high of 1,244 newly reported deaths was reached on January 14th. In the case of the new infections registered within 24 hours, the highest value was reached on December 18, at 33,777 – but it contained 3500 late reports.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the RKI has counted 2,390,928 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany (as of February 22, 3:10 a.m.). The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher as many infections are not detected. The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at around 2,198,000. The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 67,903.

The nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.10 according to the RKI management report on Sunday afternoon (previous day 1.07). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 110 more people. The value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago. If it is below 1 for a long time, the infection process subsides.

After about two months of closure and emergency care, daycare centers and primary schools will open again this Monday in another ten federal states. Federal Minister of Education Anja Karliczek called for “all available means to prevent virus transmission to be taken” in order to be able to keep the school going for the next few weeks. The latest development in the number of infections deserves great attention, said Karliczek and also referred to the feared spread of new virus variants. “That must also be considered when running the school. But I am sure that the federal states will take this into account in their opening decisions. “

RKI President Lothar Wieler warned last week of more corona infections due to the new virus mutations. He expects more outbreaks in young adults, adolescents and children in the coming weeks, Wieler said.



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