Berlin (dpa) - The health authorities in Germany reported 27,543 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day.

The number of new infections reported could include late reports from North Rhine-Westphalia from the previous day.

A large number of reports from the NRW health authorities had not previously been completely transmitted due to technical difficulties.

According to the RKI, 265 new deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours.

Subsequent changes or additions to the RKI are possible.


On Friday a week ago, the RKI reported 25,831 new corona infections within one day.

In addition, 247 new deaths were recorded within 24 hours.

According to the RKI, the number of new infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants was 164.0 nationwide on Friday morning.

The day before, the RKI had given this seven-day incidence as 161.1.

According to the RKI, the seven-day incidence of the past few days cannot yet be used to estimate whether the rising trend of the past week will continue.

The RKI has counted 3,245,253 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic.

The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not detected.

The RKI stated the number of those who had recovered at around 2,865,000.

The total number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 81,158.


The nationwide seven-day R-value was 1.01 according to the RKI situation report from Thursday evening (previous day: 0.94).

This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 101 more people.

The R-value represents the occurrence of the infection 8 to 16 days ago.

If it is below 1 for a longer period of time, the infection process subsides;

if it is consistently higher, the number of cases increases.

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