The seven-day incidence of coronavirus has been rising for three weeks.

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) this Wednesday morning, it is now 15.0 nationwide.

The previous day the value was 14.5, at the latest low on July 6, it was 4.9.

The health authorities in Germany reported 2768 new corona infections to the RKI within one day.

A week ago, the value for Germany was 2203 infections.

21 new deaths

According to the new information, 21 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours.

A week ago there were 19 dead.

The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with the Sars-CoV-2 virus rose to 91,586.

The RKI has counted 3,761,169 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 RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at 3,649,100.

The incidence has so far been the basis for many corona restrictions in the pandemic, for example as part of the federal emergency brake that expired at the end of June.

In the future, other values ​​such as hospital admissions are expected to be taken more into account.

Incidence still central?

RKI boss encounters opposition

In view of the increasing number of infections, RKI boss Lothar Wieler continued to speak out in favor of incidence as a "leading indicator".

As the Bild newspaper reported on Tuesday, Wieler presented a paper at a switching conference between Chancellor Helge Braun and the heads of the state chancelleries on Monday in which he pleaded for the incidence to be adhered to.

Wieler's Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU), who declared a few weeks ago that the incidence value is becoming less informative, is thus contradicting this.

Wieler therefore also warned that “the fourth wave” had begun.

According to information from the newspaper, most of the country representatives did not agree with Wieler's adherence to the low-incidence strategy.

Participants opposed continuing to consider incidence as the most important measure of action.

A video conference of the Prime Ministers of the federal states together with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is scheduled for August 10th. The future strategy in the pandemic is being discussed. Recently, there were debates about more freedom for vaccinated people and new benchmarks for assessing the pandemic situation.