Berlin (dpa) - As expected, the Robert Koch Institute reported a comparatively low number of new corona infections on Monday.

Accordingly, the health authorities had transmitted 922 cases within one day, as the RKI announced.

Experience shows that the number of cases reported is usually lower on Sundays and Mondays, also because not all health authorities report data to the RKI at the weekend.

On Saturday, the highest value since April was reached with 2297 new corona infections.

"After a temporary stabilization of the number of cases at an increased level, a further increase in transmissions in the population in Germany can currently be observed," wrote the RKI in its management report on Sunday.

The peak of new infections reported daily was at more than 6000 at the end of March / beginning of April.

The number then tended to fall and rose again in July.

In August the number of cases was just over 2000 (2034).

The number of new infections detected also depends on how many people are tested.

According to the RKI figures, at least 272,337 people in Germany have been proven to have been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus since the start of the Corona crisis (data as of September 21, 12.00 a.m.).

According to the RKI, the number of deaths in connection with a corona infection is 9386 as on the previous day. According to RKI estimates, around 242,200 people had survived the infection.

According to RKI estimates in Germany, according to the Sunday management report, the number of reproductions, or R value for short, was 1.22 (previous day: 1.27).

This means that one infected person infects a little more than one other person on average.

The R-value depicts the infection rate about one and a half weeks beforehand.

In addition, the RKI gives a so-called seven-day R in its current situation report.

The value relates to a longer period of time and is therefore less subject to daily fluctuations.

According to RKI estimates, this value was 1.17 (previous day: 1.24).

It shows the infection process from eight to 16 days ago.

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