Corona virus in Germany: seven-day incidence increases again

Status: 04/21/2022 08:08 a.m

According to the RKI, the seven-day incidence increases to 720.6. The previous day the value was 688.3. 186,325 new corona infections were recorded. However, the figures are only of limited significance.

The nationwide seven-day incidence of new corona infections has risen again to over 700. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value as 720.6. It was 688.3 the day before and 1015.7 a week ago. The seven-day incidence quantifies the number of new infections registered per 100,000 inhabitants during this period.

The incidence values, which had fallen sharply in the past few days, were put into perspective by a note from the RKI. The institute pointed out that due to the Easter holidays and vacations, fewer tests were carried out and fewer cases of infection were recorded and transmitted than at other times. This means that “in the short term there may be an increased under-recording of cases in the reporting system”.

When considering the values, it must be taken into account that individual states do not report data every weekday – at the weekend, for example, Baden-Württemberg, Lower Saxony, Brandenburg and Saxony do not, or only partially, report data. This in turn leads to late registrations on the following days. A comparison of daily values ​​is therefore becoming increasingly difficult.

186,325 new infections

As the RKI further reported, citing data from the health authorities, the number of new infections reported within 24 hours was 186,325, after 198,583 the day before and 165,368 a week ago.

According to the RKI, 324 other deaths related to the corona virus were also registered within 24 hours.

Corona infections: German medical officers assume a high number of unreported cases

Anja Günther, ARD Berlin, April 21, 2022 7:05 a.m

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