The health authorities in Germany


18,485 new corona infections to

the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day


This comes from the RKI figures from Friday morning, which reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5:10 a.m.

For comparison: on Friday a week ago the value was 24,329.

According to the RKI, the

number of

new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants



nationwide on Friday morning

(previous day: 129.1; previous week: 153.4).

According to the RKI,

284 new deaths were


across Germany within 24 hours


Exactly a week ago there were 306 dead.


The RKI has counted 3,491,988 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 recognized. 

The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at around 3,128,800.

The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 84,410.

According to the RKI situation report on Thursday evening, the


seven-day R-value



(previous day: 0.83).

This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 88 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.


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Coronavirus in Europe



, the reported corona infections are falling despite far-reaching easing of the corona measures.

In the week from April 26 to May 2, the number of reported infections decreased by around 18 percent, as the Federal Office of Public Health reported on Thursday.



per 100,000 inhabitants fell from

168.8 to 137.8

infections, but at the same time the number of deaths rose from 50 to 59.

The office presents figures on the newly reported infections on a daily basis, but only calculates the 14-day incidence on a daily basis.

The seven-day incidence is calculated once a week.

On Thursday, a total of 1687 new infections were reported within 24 hours, compared with 2066 a week ago.


At the beginning of March, shops, theaters, cinemas, zoos, fitness centers and leisure facilities were reopened in Switzerland, and the restaurant terraces were opened again in mid-April.

Hygiene concepts apply everywhere, with rules such as keeping your distance, wearing a mask and maximum limits for visitors.

Since the pandemic began,

more than

a million people



have been

shown to have contracted the corona virus.

The Scandinavian EU country with its much-noticed special route had 1,002,121 confirmed corona cases on Thursday afternoon, which corresponded to an increase of around 6500 new infections compared to the previous day.

In terms of population, the country with ten million inhabitants has so far recorded more than twice as many infections per 100,000 inhabitants as Germany.

The current incidence is also more than double the value in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Coronavirus worldwide

According to the UN,


has recorded a new international daily high of new infections with Covid-19.

More than

414,000 new cases

were recorded within a day, said the country representative of the children's aid organization Unicef, Yasmin Haque, in a video conference on Friday.

Since the beginning of the Covid outbreak in 2019/2020, no country has experienced such high growth in one day as India on Thursday, she said.

On the same day, more than 3,900 people died from or with Covid-19 in India.


World Health Organization (WHO)

warns of the risk of further devastating corona outbreaks along the lines of India.

In several other countries, the right precautions were lacking, said WHO emergency aid coordinator Mike Ryan in Geneva on Friday.

"This virus has tremendous kinetic energy," said Ryan.

"It has massive infectious power, and we have to slow the spread." In some countries, the situation is already developing in a similar way to India, said Ryan, without giving a name.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus later mentioned the tense situation in Brazil and Nepal.

Other countries could soon find themselves in a similar emergency.

The vaccinations alone are not yet the sufficient answer, said Ryan, referring to the far too small production and the uneven distribution of vaccines in the world.

According to the CDC,

around 33 percent of Americans have

already been vaccinated twice. The CDC announced that almost 111 million people received a second dose of a vaccine. A good 150 million people have been vaccinated once.