Berlin (dpa) - The German health authorities reported 8,616 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day.
In addition, 231 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours, according to figures from the RKI on Sunday.
Exactly one week ago, the RKI had recorded 11,192 new infections and 399 new deaths within 24 hours.
The high of 1,244 new reported deaths was reached on January 14th.
Among the new infections registered within 24 hours, the highest value was reported on December 18, at 33,777 - but this included 3500 late reports.
The number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) was 75.6 on Sunday morning, according to the RKI.
Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6.
Most federal states continue to record falling seven-day incidences, according to the RKI.
The RKI has counted 2,284,010 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic (as of February 7th, 00:00).
The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher since many infections are not recognized.
The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 61,517.
The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at around 2,029,200.
The nationwide seven-day R-value was 0.95 according to the RKI situation report from Saturday evening (previous day 0.93).
This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 95 more people.
The value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago.
If it is below 1 for a long time, the infection process subsides.
The number of corona intensive care patients in Germany has fallen to below 4,000.
As can be seen from the time series of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive and Emergency Medicine (Divi), 3958 Covid 19 sufferers were treated in intensive care on Saturday (as of 12:17 p.m.).
That was 108 less than the day before.
Over half of the patients received invasive ventilation.
The last time the number of corona intensive care patients was below 4,000 on December 3, it had risen to over 5,700 by the beginning of January.
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