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Corona virus in Germany: RKI reports 67,390 new infections, incidence falls slightly

2022-08-17T03:41:56.194Z

The RKI registered 192 new deaths related to the corona virus within 24 hours. There is a slight decrease in the seven-day incidence: it is now 311.8.



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The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the nationwide

seven-day incidence

on Wednesday morning at

311.8

.

This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5 a.m.

On Tuesday, the number of new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week was 313.6 (previous week: 366.8; previous month: 725.1).

However, this information only provides a very incomplete picture of the number of infections.

Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases that are 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.

The health authorities in Germany recently

reported 67,390 new corona infections

(previous week: 72,737) and

192 deaths

(previous week: 213) 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, since many federal states do not transmit them to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week.

The RKI has counted 31,666,475 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.

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Source: spiegel

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