The corona incidence figures are particularly high in Germany’s major cities. Which cities are particularly affected – and where the values are lowest in comparison.
The incidence value describes the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days. If there are more than 50 new infections in a region during this time, the risk status applies.
Incidence: Hamburg is doing comparatively well
“Statista” has compiled a ranking based on the incidence figures from the Robert Koch Institute. Hamburg is comparatively well off with a seven-day incidence of 101.4 new infections: the only lower incidence values are Leipzig (72.3) and Hanover (82.6).
In all other cities the values are significantly higher. The top five include Munich (167.6), Berlin (199.9), Frankfurt am Main (215.2) and Dortmund (217.3) – the sad leader is Nuremberg with an incidence value of 222.4, the is more than twice as high as the hamburger.
Statista: Almost all regions are considered to be corona risk areas
Statista.de explains that the majority of all districts in Germany are now considered risk areas. “At the beginning of the second ‘wave’ it was mainly the big cities with a high 7-day incidence, this now applies to almost all regions of Germany. Recently there was no district in Germany without new corona infections in the last seven days. ”
The incidence values listed here are the figures from the RKI (Robert Koch Institute). The value published by the RKI for Hamburg, for example, is lower than the value given by the Hamburg health authority, according to which Hamburg has an incidence of 130.6.
An earlier MOPO article explains why. The health authority uses the population figures from the population register as a basis. This population is 1,899,160 (as of December 31, 2019). The RKI, on the other hand, extrapolated Hamburg’s population based on the 2011 census and ended up with 1,841,179 people.
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In addition, the health authority reports the figures daily at 9 a.m., while the RKI publishes its figures nine hours in advance at midnight. The health authority thus has the more up-to-date figures. It also takes into account post-reported cases for the seven-day value and deletes those that turned out to be incorrect test results.