Dhe Robert Koch Institute reported a comparatively lower number of new corona infections on Sunday. The health authorities had transmitted 2279 cases within one day, as the RKI announced in the morning. Experience has shown that the number of cases recorded is usually lower on Sundays and Mondays, also because not all health authorities report data to the RKI at the weekend.
Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, at least 299,237 people in Germany have been proven to have been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus (data as of October 4, 12.00 a.m.). According to the RKI, the number of deaths in connection with a corona infection is 9529. Two more deaths have been reported since the previous day.
According to RKI estimates in Germany, according to the management report on Saturday, the number of reproductions, or R value for short, was 1.10 (previous day: 0.97). This means that one infected person infects a little more than one other person on average. The R-value depicts the infection rate about one and a half weeks beforehand.
In addition, the RKI gives a so-called seven-day R in its current situation report. The value relates to a longer period and is therefore less subject to daily fluctuations. According to RKI estimates, this value was 1.13 on Friday (previous day: 1.08). It shows the infection process from eight to 16 days ago.
In some cities and districts, the incidence, i.e. the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days, was over 50. According to the Berlin Senate Department, this was the case on Saturday for Berlin-Mitte (61.7) and Berlin- Neukolln (56.7). According to the Robert Koch Institute, the value on Friday in the city of Hamm was 94.4, in Remscheid it was 50.5.
After the Berlin-Mitte district, Schleswig-Holstein has now also designated Berlin-Neukölln as a domestic risk area due to the high number of corona infections. A spokesman for the Ministry of Health said on Saturday in Kiel. Since the end of June, the northern federal state has also identified regions within Germany as risk areas. For vacationers or returnees on vacation, this means that they immediately have to go into quarantine for 14 days or have to present two negative corona tests within five days. The cities of Hamm and Remscheid – both in North Rhine-Westphalia – are also considered risk areas in Schleswig-Holstein.