According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the seven-day incidence is currently 82.8.

This emerges from the information provided by the institute on Saturday morning.

The previous day the value was 83.8, a week ago it was 80.7.

The health authorities in Germany reported 11,214 new corona infections to the RKI within one day.

The numbers reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 4:12 a.m.

A week ago, the value was 10,835 infections.

According to the new information, 45 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours.

A week ago there were 24 deaths.

The RKI has counted 4,070,295 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 number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was given by the RKI on Friday at 1.95; the day before it was 1.89.

A nationwide threshold value from when the situation can be viewed critically is not provided for the incidence of hospitalization, among other things because of large regional differences.

The previous high was around 15.5 around Christmas time.

The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at 3,817,900.

The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 92,598.

Statutory health insurance physicians see little interest in refresher courses

Meanwhile, according to the chairman of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, people's interest in a third corona vaccination is low. "The figures show that currently neither a particularly large number of doctors are participating in the booster vaccinations nor is there a great need for another dose in the population," said Andreas Gassen of the newspaper Welt am Sonntag. According to the RKI on Friday, a little more than 162,000 people in Germany have had a so-called booster vaccination. These are already being offered to certain people in several federal states who received their second vaccination at least six months ago.

Gassen sees the fact that these offers have so far been hesitant to be accepted in the current lack of recommendations from the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko).

"The population has now rightly learned not to listen to politicians, but rather to doctors when vaccinating," said Gassen of "Welt am Sonntag".

The doctors are also unsettled by the renewed rush of politics and the incomplete data situation.

223 million infections worldwide

More than 223.66 million people around the world have been shown to have contracted the coronavirus. This gives a Reuters count based on official data. More than 4.78 million people have died with or from the virus since it was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The United States has most cases of infection and death. In second and third place are India and Brazil. After the US, Brazil has the most deaths at 585,174. 20,958,899 cases of infection were detected there. In India, 442,009 people died in over 33.17 million infections in connection with the virus, according to official figures. This is the third highest death rate worldwide after the USA and Brazil.

A vaccination with the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech against Covid-19 for children between five and eleven years of age could be approved in the US next month, according to insiders. The responsible American drug agency FDA could grant emergency approval by the end of October if all clinical data are submitted in time, said two people familiar with the matter.

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