The health authorities in Germany


21,953 new

corona infections to


Robert Koch Institute

(RKI) within one day


For comparison: on Thursday a week ago the value was 24,736.

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


nationwide on Thursday morning

(previous day: 132.8; previous week: 154.9).

According to the RKI,


new deaths were recorded

across Germany within 24 hours


Exactly a week ago there were 264 dead.

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

people recovered

to be




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




According to the RKI situation report on Wednesday evening, the


seven-day R-value



(previous day: 0.82).

This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 83 more 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.

In three federal states -

Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein

- the 7-day incidence is now below 100. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Brandenburg and Berlin are close to reaching this mark.

In the

intensive care units



, where positive developments only become noticeable after a few delays, the situation seems to be at least stabilizing.

On Wednesday the number of patients treated was


cases (previous day 4955), here too the curve has been tending downwards since the end of April.


In Germany,

30.6 percent

of people have received at least one corona vaccination.

This comes from the vaccination rate monitoring of the RKI (status: May 6th, 9.45 a.m.).

So far, 8.6 percent of the population has received full vaccination protection.

On Wednesday, around 1.1 million (1,092,765) vaccinations were reported.

As Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) announced on Twitter, this was the second day after the start of the vaccination campaign in Germany when the number of vaccine doses administered was seven digits.

The highest daily value since the start of the vaccination campaign was reached on Wednesday last week with 1,116,608 vaccinations.

All in all, all vaccination centers have administered almost 32.6 million doses so far, of which almost 25.5 million for first vaccinations and a good 7.1 million for second vaccinations.


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Coronavirus worldwide


United States


43,626 new infections

. That comes from the data of the disease authority CDC from Wednesday. In total, more than 32 million US citizens have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The number of deaths increased by 750.