The health authorities in Germany


22,231 new

corona infections to

the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day


In addition,


new deaths were recorded

within 24 hours


On Wednesday a week ago, the RKI had recorded 24,884 new infections and 331 new deaths within one day.

According to the RKI, the number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants was


nationwide on Wednesday morning


The day before, the RKI had given this seven-day incidence as 167.6; a week ago it was 160.1.

The RKI has counted


detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany

since the beginning of the pandemic


The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not detected.


stated the

number of those who had






The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to




The nationwide

seven-day R-value



according to the RKI situation report from Tuesday evening

(previous day: 1.01).

This means that 100 infected people infect 93 other people.

The R-value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago.

If it is below 1 for a longer period of time, the infection process subsides;

if it is consistently higher, the number of cases increases.

After a short interlude,


is again the number 1 corona hotspot among the federal states.

The Berlin Robert Koch Institute reported on Wednesday an incidence value of 221 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days for Thuringia.

The Free State ranks again before Saxony, which had an incidence value of 210.

At the beginning of the week, both federal states had swapped places.

In Germany, according to the RKI, a total of


people were vaccinated against the coronavirus at least once

up to and including Tuesday

(vaccination rate of 24.7 percent), and


had already received both vaccine doses (rate of 7.4 percent).

A total of 26,634,961 vaccinations were administered.


The number of doses administered increased significantly compared to the previous week:


first vaccinations and 72,013

second vaccinations

were reported for Tuesday.


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Coronavirus worldwide

With 360,960 new corona infections,


once again reports a global high and exceeds the threshold of 200,000 deaths.

3,293 more people died in connection with the virus, more than ever before, according to the Ministry of Health.

This increased the number of deaths in the South Asian country to 201,187.

In the case of confirmed infections, India has now recorded more than 300,000 new cases within 24 hours for the seventh day in a row and has the second most infections worldwide after the USA with almost 18 million proven cases.

India has the second largest population in the world with 1.4 trillion people.


Corona variant B.1.617, which was first discovered in India, has already been detected in at least 17 countries, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to the organization, this emerges from more than 1200 sequences that were fed into the Gisaid database by Tuesday.

Most of the evidence came from India, Great Britain, the USA and Singapore.

According to the CDC, around 29 percent of the total population

in the

United States

is already fully vaccinated.

It is 37 percent among adults aged 18 and over, and more than 67 percent among older people aged 65 and over.

After the third corona wave broke out in


, the country recorded a high number of deaths. According to the Ministry of Health on Wednesday, 201 corona deaths were registered within 24 hours, more than ever since the beginning of the pandemic. That brought the number of deaths related to the virus to more than 17,530.