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

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the value was 1259.5 on Friday morning.

On Thursday it was 1265.0, on Friday a week ago it was 1371.7.

The value 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 recorded within 24 hours on Friday morning was 210,743, after 216,322 the day before and 220,048 a week ago.

The total number of registered cases of infection in Germany since the beginning of the corona pandemic has thus increased to 14,399,012.

In addition, according to the RKI, 226 new deaths related to the corona virus were recorded within 24 hours.

The total number of corona deaths recorded in Germany rose to 122,371.

The RKI put the number of people who have recovered from corona disease in Germany at around 10,629,300 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 Thursday was 6.27 nationwide.

A week earlier it had been 6.23.