The seven-day incidence continues to rise, while the death toll remains low for the time being. This is shown by the current figures on the RKI dashboard.
The seven-day incidence has skyrocketed again. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), it was 8.0 – the previous day the value was 7.1, and before that it was 6.5. At the latest low on July 6, there were still 4.9 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days.
The health authorities in Germany reported 1642 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from the numbers from Thursday morning, which reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 04.25 a.m. For comparison: a week ago the value was 970 infections.
The incidence has so far been the basis for many corona restrictions in the pandemic, for example as part of the federal emergency brake that expired at the end of June. In the future, other values such as hospital admissions are to be taken into account to a greater extent.
According to the new information, 32 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 31 dead. The RKI has counted 3,740,325 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 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 3,637,400. The number of people who died with or with a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 91,319.
According to RKI data from Wednesday, the reproduction number, which is decisive for the speed of spread of the coronavirus, was 1.18 and has thus been above the value of 1 for more than a week. The number means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 118 more people. If the value is consistently above 1, the number of cases increases. If it is below 1 for a long time, the infection process subsides. The R-value was previously well below 1 for around two months.