The Robert Koch Institute put the nationwide seven-day incidence on Friday morning at 361.8.

This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 4:55 a.m.

The day before, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week was 383.2 (previous week: 485.7; previous month: 688.3).

However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation.

Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI - due to overworked health authorities and because not all infected people have a PCR test done.

Only these count in the statistics.

In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

The health authorities in Germany recently reported 48,910 new corona infections (previous week: 68,999 registered infections) and 151 deaths (previous week: 164) to the RKI within one day.

Here, too, comparisons of the data are only possible to a limited extent due to the test behavior, late registrations or transmission problems.

In general, the number of registered new infections and deaths varies significantly from weekday to weekday, as more and more federal states do not transmit to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week.

The RKI has counted 25,998,085 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.

RKI: Infection pressure remains high

In the new weekly report of the RKI on Thursday, the authority writes: “The peak of the current wave has been clearly exceeded for a few weeks, many hospitalization indicators and also the number of deaths continue to decrease.” However, the so-called infection pressure remained with around 400,000 cases in the past week high.

The seven-day incidence fell in all age groups, with the sharpest decline being observed in up to 4-year-olds and in 85-89-year-olds, each with 20 percent.

According to the report, omicron is the dominant variant in Germany with 99 percent.

The RKI writes that the vaccination rate has remained almost unchanged for weeks.

Nevertheless: “The lower proportion of severe illnesses and the lower number of deaths associated with COVID-19 during the omicron wave can be attributed to the increasing basic immunity in the population, in particular due to the very effective vaccination, in combination with a fundamentally lower proportion of severe Diseases associated with infections caused by the omicron variant.”