After the previous high on Monday, the nationwide seven-day incidence of new corona infections has increased further.

As the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Tuesday morning, citing data from the health authorities, the value increased to 213.7 after the previous day, at 201.1, the highest level since the start of the pandemic in Germany had been reported.

Saxony has the highest incidence of the federal states with a value of 483.7, followed by Thuringia (439.3) and Bavaria (348.0).

The lowest incidences are in Schleswig-Holstein (77.0), Bremen (87.8) and Lower Saxony (103.1).

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

The high until November 7, 2021 was reached on December 22, 2020 at 197.6.

At that time, however, far fewer people were vaccinated in Germany.

In the months that followed, the incidence fell again, falling below a hundred on May 14, 2021;

on October 23, the value was in the three-digit range for the first time and has climbed steadily since then.

According to the latest information from the RKI, 21,832 new coronavirus infections and 169 new deaths related to the virus were recorded within 24 hours.

A week ago there were 10,813 infections and 81 deaths.

The total number of registered cases of infection in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic rose to 4,804,378, the total number of recorded deaths in connection with a corona infection to 96,727.