Corona ticker: The number of Covid patients in Berlin is increasing

05.39 a.m.: RKI reports over 4,500 new infections and eleven deaths

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the health authorities in Germany reported 4,516 new corona infections on Friday morning within one day. From Wednesday to Thursday the value had risen significantly from 2,828 to 4,058.

According to the RKI, at least 314,660 people in Germany have been proven to have been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus since the beginning of the Corona crisis. The number of deaths in connection with a corona infection was therefore 9,589. That was 11 more than the day before. Around 271,800 people have survived the infection according to RKI estimates.

There is a clear increase in Covid 19 patients treated in intensive care. According to the current RKI management report, 487 people infected with corona were treated in intensive care on Thursday, 239 of whom were ventilated. A week earlier (October 1st) the value was 362 (193 ventilated), the week before (September 24th) it was 296 (166 ventilated). Around 8,500 intensive care beds are currently still available in the German clinics.

According to RKI data, the rate of positive tests has recently risen sharply and was 1.64 percent in the 40th calendar week (September 28th – October 2nd). The week before it was 1.22 percent and before that 1.16 percent. The number of tests, however, fell slightly to around 1.096 million in the 40th week. Previously it was around 1.168 million.

According to RKI estimates in Germany, according to the management report on Thursday, the number of reproductions, or R value for short, was 1.17 (previous day: 1.10). This means that one infected person infects 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 1.22 (previous day: also 1.11). It shows the infection process from 8 to 16 days ago.

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