Corona test center in Dresden
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The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) put the nationwide seven-day incidence on Saturday morning at 342.0.
The day before, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week was 361.8 (previous week: 477.0, previous month: 720.6).
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.
The health authorities in Germany recently reported 42,375 new corona infections (previous week: 61,859 registered infections) and 120 deaths (previous week: 144) 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 26,040,460 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.
Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach (SPD) has announced that he will order further adapted corona vaccines for 830 million euros.
This announcement was met with anger in the Union.
She accuses Lauterbach of not having an overview of expired vaccine doses.
»Wholesale is central to the distribution of vaccines.
A blind spot there of all places is fatal, because a targeted ordering policy cannot do without data on vaccines that are about to expire.
Continuing to shop without having an overview of expiring cans would be completely the wrong approach," says the spokesman for health policy for the Union faction, Tino Sorge, to SPIEGEL.