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Corona infection rate: For the first time, two circles broke the 2000 mark

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Corona infection rate: two circles break the 2000 mark for the first time

In two counties, the infection rate rose more than 2,000

In two counties, the infection rate rose more than 2,000

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In Corona strongholds, the infection rate is steadily rising, new data from the RKI shows. There is a sad record here. The infection rate is declining somewhat across Germany.

The fourth wave is still in full swing, as are the current numbers of Robert Koch Institute (RKI). The health authorities of the Federal Republic reported 64,510 new infections of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus within 24 hours yesterday. That’s about 2,500 less than it was a week ago. But the remaining numbers do not indicate a quick recovery of the situation.

The seven-day infection rate, which represents infections per 100,000 residents over the past seven days, has increased slightly. It is now 442.7 for Germany as a whole. On Friday, the RKI index reported a value of 442.1. Compared to the previous week, however, the infection rate has decreased. On a Saturday a week ago, the value was 444.3.

sad records

While the overall value drops slightly, the development in individual strongholds is worrisome. For the first time since the start of the epidemic, two counties have broken the 2,000 infections per 100,000 population mark in seven days. This means that more than 2% of the population in both regions contracted the virus within just one week. The sad leader is the county of Central Saxony with a value of 2,143.8, followed by the Saxon county of Switzerland – the Eastern Ore Mountains with 200.9. In all, there are now 31 provinces with an incidence value of over 1000. Saxony, Thuringia and Bavaria are particularly affected.

The number of deaths due to infection with the Corona virus decreased slightly compared to the previous day, with a value of 378, but it increased significantly compared to the previous week (303 deceased).

In general, there have been in Germany There have been 6,116,070 cases of Covid-19 virus reported, and a total of 102,946 people have died as a result of the infection.

those: RKI dashboard

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