The nationwide seven-day incidence of corona infections has decreased again.

It fell to 8.6 new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants, as the Robert Koch Institute reported on Monday morning, citing information from the health authorities.

A week earlier it was 16.6.

The seven-day incidence indicates the number of new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week.

It is an essential yardstick for tightening or relaxing corona requirements.

The value reached its highest level to date with 197.6 on December 22.

The incidence is lowest in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

There it reaches a value of 2.2.

In Brandenburg it is 3.4.

In Saxony-Anhalt at 3.5.

The number of cases is highest in Baden-Württemberg with an incidence of 12.5 - as well as in Hamburg and Saarland with 11.9.

According to the RKI, 346 new corona infections and ten further deaths were registered within one day by Monday morning.

The number of new infections is usually lower on the weekend and on Monday than the weekly average, because fewer tests are carried out on the weekends and fewer test results are transmitted.

According to the RKI, the total number of corona cases recorded in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic is now 3,722,327.

The total number of registered deaths rose to 90,395.