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Corona numbers from RKI: over 170,000 new infections registered

The autumn wave seems to have already arrived: in Germany there are over 170 thousand new infections.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the seven-day national incidence Tuesday morning as 787.5. This is evident from the numbers reflecting the RKI dashboard status at 5am. The day before, the value of new coronary infections per 100,000 population and week was 598.1 (previous week: 374.0; previous month: 220.9). However, this information only provides a very incomplete picture of the number of infections.

Experts have not predicted a large number for a long time

RKI recorded cases, mainly because not all infected people performed a PCR test. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. Furthermore, delayed recordings or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

German health authorities recently reported 172,536 new corona infections and 185 one-day deaths to RKI. Here, too, data comparisons are only possible to a limited extent due to test behavior, late registrations or transmission problems. In general, the number of new infections and deaths recorded varies significantly from weekday to weekday, as many federal states do not report them to RKI, especially on weekends, and report their cases throughout the week.

The RKI has counted 34,121,168 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections since the start of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.

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