The nationwide seven-day incidence has again increased slightly.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week on Wednesday morning as 1734.2.

For comparison: the day before the value was 1733.4.

A week ago, the nationwide incidence was 1607.1.

The health authorities in Germany reported 283,732 new corona infections to the RKI within one day.

This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5 a.m.

A week ago there were 262,593 infections.

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

One reason is the limited capacity of health authorities, for example, and contacts are often only tracked to a limited extent.

According to the new information, 329 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours.

A week ago there were 269 deaths.

The RKI has counted 19,278,143 proven 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.

Seven out of 100,000 residents are in hospital with Corona

The RKI last gave the number of corona infected patients per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days on Tuesday at 7.08 (Monday: 7.36).

Among them are many people with a positive corona test who have another main illness.

The RKI gave the number of recovered people on Wednesday as 15,121,100.

The number of people who died from or involved a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 127,522.

So far, around 471.14 million people worldwide have been shown to have contracted the corona virus.

This is the result of a Reuters survey based on official data.

More than 6.46 million people died with or from the virus, which was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019.

The United States has the highest number of infections and deaths.

India and Brazil follow in terms of infections.