The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the nationwide seven-day incidence on Wednesday morning at 281.8.

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

The day before, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week was 307.2 (previous week: 407.4, previous month: 790.8).

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 49,141 new corona infections (previous week: 72,051 registered infections) and 158 deaths (previous week: 174) 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 26,159,106 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.

3G rule suspended upon entry

In view of the falling number of corona cases, Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach wants to relax the rules for entry into Germany over the summer months.

"By the end of August we will suspend the 3-G rule upon entry," the SPD politician told the newspapers of the Funke media group.

From June 1, travelers returning and other travelers no longer have to prove that they have been vaccinated, recovered or tested.

Travelers from virus variant areas currently have to go into a 14-day quarantine in Germany, even if they are vaccinated or have recovered.

According to Lauterbach, this regulation should continue to exist.

"If such areas are defined, those entering the country must be quarantined," says Lauterbach.

"Even with lower incidences in summer, we have to remain cautious in the event of a global pandemic." No country has currently been designated as a virus variant area.

According to information from the Funke newspapers, the change in the Corona entry regulation is to be passed by the federal cabinet this Wednesday.

It also provides that in future not only the vaccines approved by the EU, but all vaccines approved by the WHO will be recognized upon entry.