With a value of 407.4, the seven-day incidence is again lower than the previous day. The number of infections is also falling – meanwhile another 174 deaths have been registered.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has given the nationwide seven-day incidence as 407.4. The day before, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week was 437.6 (previous week: 507.1; previous month: 808.8).

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 – due to overworked health authorities and because not all infected people have a PCR test done. Only these count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

Comparisons are only possible to a limited extent

The health authorities in Germany recently reported 72,051 new corona infections (previous week: 97,010 registered infections) and 174 deaths (previous week: 231) to the RKI within one day. Here, too, comparisons of the data are only possible to a limited extent due to the test behavior, late registrations or transmission problems. 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 25,890,456 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 go undetected.