Seven-day incidence again exceeds the 500 mark

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An employee of a Heidelberg corona test laboratory prepares PCR test tubes. Photo: Uwe Anspach/dpa

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The RKI reports 119,360 new corona cases. In one day, 98 people died from infection with the virus. The data situation is still opaque.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) put the nationwide seven-day incidence at 532.9 as of Thursday morning. The day before, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week was 488.7 (previous week: 480.0; previous month: 312.1).

However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI – mainly because by far not all infected people have a PCR test done. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

Comparisons are only possible to a limited extent

The health authorities in Germany reported 119,360 to the RKI corona-New infections (previous week: 89,142) and 98 deaths (previous week: 73) within one day. Here, too, comparisons of the data are only possible to a limited extent due to the test behavior, late registrations or transmission problems.

In general, the number of registered new infections and deaths clearly from weekday to weekday, since more and more federal states do not transmit to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week.

The RKI has counted 27,573,585 infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.