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

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the value was 1306.8 on Tuesday morning.

On Monday it was 1346.8, on Tuesday a week ago it was 1437.5.

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

The incidence continued its descent after a brief stagnation on Monday.

As the RKI announced, citing data from the health authorities, the number of new infections recorded within 24 hours was 125,902 on Tuesday morning, after 73,867 the day before and 159,217 a week ago.

The total number of registered cases of infection in Germany since the beginning of the corona pandemic has thus increased to 13,762,895.

In purely mathematical terms, about every sixth resident already had Covid-19.

In addition, according to the RKI, 306 new deaths related to the corona virus were recorded within 24 hours.

The total number of corona deaths recorded in Germany rose to 121,603.

The RKI put the number of people who have recovered from corona disease in Germany at around 10,031,200 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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 information, the hospitalization incidence on Monday was 6.06 nationwide.

A week earlier it had been 5.93.

Despite the decline in the incidence of infection, German doctors warn against throwing all caution to the wind.

"I think it's wrong to give up isolation for infected people, as Great Britain is planning," said Elke Bruns-Philipps, Vice-Head of the Federal Association of Doctors in Public Health Services, the newspaper Rheinische Post.

“Anyone who has become infected must isolate themselves until they are no longer infectious, which is at least five days for Covid-19.” This also applies to vaccinated people who become infected.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that from February 24, people who test positive for the corona virus will no longer have to isolate themselves.