The seven-day incidence of corona infections increased on the third day in a row.

It was 5.5 new infections in seven days per 100,000 inhabitants.

For comparison: a day ago it was 5.2, two days ago it was 5.1.

The health authorities in Germany reported 949 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day.

This is evident from the numbers from Friday morning, which reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 04.15 a.m.

For comparison: a week ago the value was 649 infections.

The highest seven-day incidence in the third wave was on April 26, 2021 at 169.3.

After that, apart from a few outliers, it initially fell quite steadily.

However, at the beginning of July it fluctuated around the value 5.

So on the Friday of the previous week it was 5.0.

According to the new information, 49 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours.

A week ago there were 69 deaths.

The RKI has counted 3,734,468 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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

The seven-day R-value also increases

The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at around 3,633,300.

The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 91,190.

The number of reproductions, which is decisive for the speed of spread of the coronavirus, recently increased significantly and, according to the latest data from the RKI, was above the threshold of 1.The RKI gave the so-called seven-day R value on Thursday as 1.09 (previous day: 1 01).

This means that 100 infected people infect an additional 109 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 R-value was well below 1 for many weeks. According to experts, the increase could be due to the spread of the more contagious Delta variant and the relaxation of the corona restrictions.