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Corona virus in Germany: seven-day incidence rises to more than 500


The Robert Koch Institute registered 98 new deaths related to the corona virus within 24 hours. In addition, 119,360 new infections were reported – 30,218 more than a week ago.

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The nationwide seven-day incidence has risen again: As the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Thursday night, the value is now 532.9.

The day before it was 488.7.

The incidence indicates the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week.

The RKI also reported 119,360 new infections with the corona virus, citing data from the health authorities.

That is 30,218 more than on Thursday a week ago, when 89,142 corona cases were recorded.

Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI - mainly because by far not all infected people have a PCR test done.

Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics.

In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

According to the RKI dashboard, 98 other people died within 24 hours in connection with the virus.

The total number of deaths thus rises to 140,560.

Green expert: "Without tests, we are flying blind"

With a view to autumn, the Greens in the Bundestag are promoting the nationwide availability of corona test offers.

"The free citizen tests are an effective tool to keep the necessary overview of the infection process," said the health policy spokesman for the Green Group, Janosch Dahmen.

Chains of infection could be detected early and broken.

"Without testing, we're flying blind," Dahmen warned.

»Broad testing helps us protect lives.«

Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) is aiming to significantly restrict access to the free corona citizen tests.

The free offer to all citizens is only fixed until the end of June.

Dahmen now suggested: "We can continue the citizen tests and at the same time reduce the costs by only having the tests carried out by health workers in pharmacies, doctor's surgeries or medical services." Fraud is thus prevented.


Source: spiegel

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