The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has reported an increase in the nationwide seven-day incidence and thus a new record.

The RKI gave the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Saturday morning as 1474.3.

For comparison: the day before the value was 1472.2.

A week ago, the nationwide incidence was 1388.0 (previous month: 407.5).

The health authorities in Germany reported 209,789 new corona infections to the RKI within one day.

A week ago there were 217,815 infections.

However, the figures are only of limited significance.

Experts assume a high number of cases that are not recorded in the RKI data.

Test capacities and health authorities are therefore at the limit in many places, and contacts are only tracked to a limited extent.

In addition, the planned prioritization of PCR tests is likely to increase the number of people who no longer have their infection confirmed by a PCR test - which is therefore not included in the official statistics.

According to the new information, 198 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours.

A week ago there were 172 deaths.

The RKI has counted 12,219,501 infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.

Hospital admissions are increasing slightly

The number of corona-infected patients who came to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was 6.46 according to the RKI on Friday (Thursday: 6.23).

These may also include people with a positive corona test who have another main illness.

The RKI gave the number of recovered people on Saturday as 8,679,400.

The number of people who died from or involved a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 119,877.

There are still large regional differences in the seven-day incidence.

According to the RKI, the incidence in Bavaria is 1,823.7.

In Schleswig-Holstein the value is 792.0.