The seven-day incidence of new corona infections in Germany has fallen for the third day in a row.

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), it was 1437.5 nationwide on Tuesday morning.

On Monday it was 1459.8, on Tuesday last week it was 1441.0.

The incidence quantifies the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants over a period of seven days.

As the RKI announced, citing data from the health authorities, the number of new infections within 24 hours on Tuesday morning was 159,217 – after 76,465 on Monday and 169,571 on Tuesday last week.

As the RKI further announced, 243 other deaths related to the corona virus were also recorded on Tuesday.

Hospitalization incidence at 5.93

According to the RKI, the health authorities have recorded a total of 12,580,343 cases of infection since the beginning of the pandemic.

The total number of registered corona deaths in Germany is now 120,220.

The RKI puts the number of people who have recovered from corona disease in Germany at around 8,989,100.

In November, the federal and state governments had defined the so-called hospitalization incidence as the decisive benchmark for tightening or relaxing the corona measures.

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

According to the latest RKI report, the hospitalization incidence nationwide on Monday was 5.93.