RKI: Corona numbers are down slightly – but hot spots are increasing
After a steady increase, the number of new coronavirus infections decreased slightly for a few days. However, the third group now has an incidence of over 2,000.
The fourth wave of Corona pandemic He continues to hit Germany at full speed. The current figures from the Robert Koch Institute give hope for stability and even a slight decline, but they are still at the highest level. The situation continues to escalate, especially in the hot spots.
Overall, the number of new infections reported within a single day decreased slightly. Health authorities reported 42,055 new infections yesterday RKI. This is 2,396 less than last week. A total of 6,158,125 people in Germany have been confirmed to have been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. In fact, the number of unreported cases is likely to be much higher.
Incidence rate is declining – but not in hot spots
the seventh dayDropp off, which represents the number of new infections per 100,000 residents in one week, continues to decline slightly. 439.2 am on Sunday morning. Yesterday the RKI reported an incidence of 442.7, and on Sunday it was 446.7. However, one should not assume that the situation will calm down. With Meißen, the third region had an incidence of more than 2,000, while the Mittelachen region had a sad record of 2208.5.
In fact, the numbers could be higher, RKI warned on Thursday. The RKI index clarified in its weekly report that part of the decline could also be explained by the intensive measures to reduce contact. However, it is feared that the massive increase in infections has simply overwhelmed the health system to the point that reports do not follow. In some areas, the decline could “also be due to overburdening of capacity in public health services and depletion of laboratory capacity,” according to the RKI.
The number of deaths increased by 94 (previous week: 104), a total of 103,040 people died as a result of Covid disease.