The nationwide seven-day incidence of new corona infections has again decreased slightly.

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Monday morning, the value was 389.2.

The day before it was 390.9, a week ago it was 441.9.

As the RKI further announced, citing data from the health authorities, 21,743 new infections were recorded within 24 hours.

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.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the health authorities have reported a total of 6,531,606 cases.

The institute put the number of people recovered from illness caused by the coronavirus in Germany at around 5,435,700.

The total number of corona deaths in Germany rose by 116 to 105,754.

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

The value rose rapidly from the beginning of November.

As a result, new highs were recorded every day.

The incidence has been falling continuously for a week.

There are still large regional differences in the infection situation.

The incidence was highest in Thuringia (1032.7) and Saxony (1024.5).

In Schleswig-Holstein the seven-day incidence was 162.4.

On November 18, the federal and state governments set the so-called hospitalization incidence as the decisive yardstick for tightening the corona measures.

This value indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants are in hospital within seven days because of a corona infection.

From a value of three, the 2G rule applies across the board for events in a federal state - that is, only those vaccinated against the coronavirus and those recovered from Covid-19 are allowed.

According to the RKI, the nationwide hospitalization incidence on Friday was 5.71.

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