Berlin (dpa) - According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the health authorities in Germany reported 741 new corona infections within a day.

Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, at least 212,022 people in Germany have been demonstrably infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus, as the RKI reported in the morning on the Internet (data status 5/8, midnight). According to RKI, the number of deaths associated with a corona infection is 9168. So far, 194,600 people have survived the infection according to RKI estimates.

According to RKI estimates, the number of reproductions, or R-value for short, with data status on August 4th, 0.00, was 1.02 in Germany (previous day: 1.09). This means that an infected person infects another person on average. The R value shows the infection process approximately one and a half weeks beforehand.

The RKI also specifies a so-called seven-day R. It refers to a longer period and is therefore less subject to daily fluctuations. According to RKI estimates, this value was 0.99 (previous day: 1.00) with data as of 4/8/00. It shows the infection from 8 to 16 days ago.

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