The nationwide seven-day incidence fell slightly for the third time in a row. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Thursday morning as 439.2. A high of 452.4 was reached on Monday, the value was 452.2 on Tuesday and 442.9 on Wednesday. In the previous month the value was 154.5. The health authorities in Germany reported 73,209 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from the numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 3:51 a.m. Exactly a week ago there were 75,961 infections.

When evaluating the infection rate, it should be borne in mind that experts are currently assuming a noticeable underreporting.

Health authorities and clinics can no longer keep up with reporting cases, at least in individual regions.

Almost six million infections

According to the new information, 388 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours.

A week ago there were 351 deaths.

The RKI has counted 5,977,208 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.

The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was given by the RKI on Wednesday with 5.61 (Tuesday: with 5.73).

The value plays an essential role in assessing the occurrence of the infection.

If limit values ​​3, 6 and 9 are exceeded in the federal states, stricter measures to combat the pandemic can be imposed there.

The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered on Thursday at 4,979,700.

The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 102,178.