The seven-day incidence is 447.3, well above the level of the previous week. A reliable comparison of case numbers is becoming increasingly difficult.
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the nationwide seven-day incidence on Tuesday morning as 447.3. This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5 a.m.
The day before, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week was 318.7 (previous week: 199.9; previous month: 477.0). However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI – mainly because not all infected people have a PCR test done. And only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to the distortion of individual daily values.
The health authorities in Germany recently reported 105,840 new corona infections and 107 deaths within one day to the RKI. A comparison with the values from the previous week does not make sense due to the very limited reports on Whit Monday (6 June).
In general, the number of registered new infections and deaths varies significantly from weekday to weekday, as more and more federal states do not transmit to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week.
The RKI has counted 26,915,085 infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.