IWithin one day, the health authorities in Germany reported 1,769 new corona infections. Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Wednesday morning at least 275,927 people in Germany verifiably infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus (data status 23.9., 0.00 a.m.). Compared to Tuesday last week, the number of new infections has decreased slightly. A week ago, 1970 people were infected with the corona virus.
The number of deaths related to a Corona infection According to the RKI, it is 9409. That is 13 more than the day before. Around 245,400 people survived the infection according to RKI estimates.
On Saturday, the highest value since April was reached with 2297 new corona infections. “After a temporary stabilization of the number of cases at an increased level, a further increase in transmissions in the population in Germany can currently be observed,” wrote the RKI in its management report.
Reproduction number drops below 1
In two districts the 7-day incidence was above the critical value of 50 cases per 100,000 population. In Hamm, an average of 80.7 people per 100,000 were infected in the past week, in Remscheid this value was 51.4, slightly above the critical threshold. In Munich (44.5) and Würzburg (47.7), which had also recently exceeded the warning value, the 7-day incidence fell slightly again. According to the RKI’s management report, the local focus is particularly in the federal states of Bavaria and Berlin; the 7-day incidence in Baden-Württemberg, Hamburg and North Rhine-Westphalia would also be well above the national average.
The peak of new infections reported daily was at more than 6000 at the end of March / beginning of April. The number then tended to fall and rose again in July. In August, the number of cases was just over 2000 (2034). The number of new infections detected also depends on how many people are tested.
According to RKI estimates in Germany, the number of reproductions, or R-value for short, was 0.92 (previous day: 1.06) according to the management report on Tuesday. This means that one infected person infects slightly less than another 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 of time and is therefore less subject to daily fluctuations. According to RKI estimates, this value was 0.99 (previous day: 1.04). It shows the infection process from 8 to 16 days ago.