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The health authorities in Germany

reported

8,500

new corona infections to

the

Robert Koch Institute

(RKI) within one day

.

For comparison: a week ago the value was

12,656

.

On Sunday, the number of cases reported by the RKI is usually lower, among other things because fewer tests are carried out on the weekend.

Due to the public holiday on May 13, it should be noted when interpreting the number of cases that fewer people visit a doctor on public holidays and bridge days, which means that fewer samples are taken and fewer laboratory tests are carried out, according to the RKI's management report on Saturday evening.

"This means that fewer pathogens are reported to the responsible health authorities."

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

83.1

nationwide on Sunday morning

(previous day: 87.3; previous week: 118.6).

According to the information,

71

new deaths were recorded across

Germany within 24 hours

.

A week ago there were 127 dead.

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The RKI has counted a total of

3,593,434

detected infections with Sars-CoV-2

since the beginning of the pandemic

.

The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, however, since many infections are not recognized.

The RKI

stated the

number of those who had

recovered

at

around

3,286,400

.

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

86,096

.

According to the RKI situation report on Saturday, the

nationwide

seven-day R-value

was

0.84

(previous day: 0.87).

This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 84 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.

The number of people vaccinated against the virus has reached a new milestone.

More than

30 million people

have now received at least one vaccination.

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According to the government, 8,790 people

in

Russia

tested positive for the corona virus within 24 hours.

The day before, the number of new infections detected had reached 9462, the highest value since the end of March.

Moscow accounts for more than a third of the new cases.

The number of deaths related to the virus rose 364 to 115,480 in 24 hours.

However, the national statistical office, which itself collects data, has already recorded around 250,000 deaths from April 2020 to March 2021.

According to the authorities, the Bureau of Statistics is more comprehensive because it includes cases from autopsy reports that are not available for the daily record of deaths.

In the

United States

, health officials recorded at least 42,061 new infections within 24 hours.

That gives a Reuters count on Saturday based on official data.

In total, more than 32.97 million people have been proven to be infected with the coronavirus.

That is the highest value in the world.

The number of deaths related to the virus increases by at least 760 to 585,528.

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In

Italy

, the corona situation continues to improve: According

to information on Friday, as in Germany

, the

seven-day incidence

fell

below 100

, as the government expert Silvio Brusaferro reported in Rome. The authorities registered about 96 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week (as of May 13). Three of the around 20 regions even fell below the 50 mark, said the president of the national health institute.

In

India

, the Ministry of Health recorded

343,144 new infections

within 24 hours

on Friday

. The total number of detected cases of infection rises to 24.05 million. 4,000 more people died in connection with the virus, bringing the total to 262,317 deaths. In this week alone, the authorities recorded 1.4 million more cases of infection and more than 16,000 deaths. According to experts, the number of unreported cases in the country with its more than 1.36 billion inhabitants is likely to be significantly higher.

More than 161.4 million people around the

world

have been shown to have contracted the coronavirus.

That gives a Reuters count on Saturday based on official data.

Over 3.4 million people have died with or from the virus since the first cases of infection became known in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

The United States (32.9 million) has most cases of infection, followed by India (24.3 million) and Brazil (15.4 million).

After the US with over 585,000 deaths, Brazil has the second highest number of deaths with more than 430,000.

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