The nationwide seven-day incidence has risen again.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) stated the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Friday morning as 340.7.

For comparison: the previous day the value was 336.9, a week ago it was 263.7, in the previous month it was 75.1.

The health authorities in Germany reported 52,970 new corona infections to the RKI within one day.

This is evident from the numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 3:48 a.m.

Exactly one week ago there were 48,640 infections.

According to the new information, 201 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours.

A week ago there were 191 deaths.

The RKI has counted 5,248,291 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 recognized.

Hospitalization rate increases

The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days - the most important parameter for a possible tightening of the corona restrictions - was given by the RKI Thursday at 5.30 (Wednesday: 5.15).

With the indicator it must be taken into account that hospital admissions are sometimes reported with delay.

The concept decided on Thursday in the Bund-Länder-Round provides a three-stage model: If the hospitalization rate rises above 3, the 2-G rule applies, if it rises above 6, the 2-G-plus rule applies in the federal state ( Vaccinated persons and genesis also have to show an additional rapid antigen test).

Contact restrictions are provided for a hospitalization rate of 9 or more.

The previous high was around 15.5 around Christmas last year.

The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at 4,588,200.

The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 98,739.

Vaccinated people should also limit themselves

In view of the situation, the RKI calls on vaccinated and unvaccinated people to reduce all unnecessary contacts.

In particular, before necessary meetings with people who are particularly at risk from Corona, the RKI recommends testing regardless of their vaccination status.

That comes from the weekly report of the institute from Thursday.

It also advises "urgently to cancel or avoid larger events and close contact situations such as dance events and clubs".

The RKI continues to rate the current development as "very worrying".

It is to be feared that the available intensive care treatment capacities will be exceeded.

"This also applies to intensive care treatment capacities for serious illnesses from other causes."

Risk for unvaccinated people "very high"

In the case of respiratory illnesses such as runny nose, sore throat or cough, all people are still "strongly recommended" to stay at home, but also to contact a family doctor and have a PCR test done there.

The RKI assesses the risk to the health of people who have not been vaccinated or who have only been vaccinated once "overall as very high".

For those who are fully vaccinated, it is assumed to be “moderate, but increasing due to the increasing number of infections”.

The number of infections in seven days per 100,000 inhabitants has again increased significantly in all age groups.

The 10 to 14 year olds had the highest value in the past week with 718 new infections reported.

A week earlier there were 416. This was followed by the 5- to 9-year-olds with 625 (previous week 350) and the 15- to 19-year-olds with 467 (previous week 305).

Tests are particularly frequent in schools.

Vaccination protection decreases significantly

In all age groups, the risk of hospitalization because of Covid-19 is several times higher for unvaccinated people than for vaccinated people, as the RKI shows in a graphic. Nevertheless, the estimated vaccination effectiveness decreases, among other things, with increasing time after the injection. The effectiveness against symptomatic Covid disease for the past four weeks in the age group 18 to 59 years was around 70 percent and in people aged 60 and over who had been vaccinated first, around 67 percent. With a view to going to a clinic, an intensive care unit, or even dying, the effectiveness was even higher.

The institute assumes a considerable delay in reporting the hospital admissions and estimates the actual numbers to be significantly higher than those reported in each case.

Nevertheless, the daily published number of hospitalizations per 100,000 people per week is important, which was 5.3 on Thursday.

The number of children from 0 to 14 years with other respiratory diseases has increased significantly compared to the previous week and is significantly higher than in the previous seasons at the same time.

Doctors assume that many children have not yet come into contact with certain pathogens due to the closings of daycare centers and other corona measures in the past winter and spring and that the immune system is therefore not prepared for them.