Robert Koch Institute: 1,244 corona deaths in 24 hours

Robert Koch Institute: 1,244 corona deaths in 24 hours

Sadly, the RKI has 2,444 coronal deaths in Germany in 24 hours. The number of new infections also remains high. RKI expert Brockmann again calls for reduced contacts.

The number of corona deaths reported to the Robert Koch Institute has peaked. According to RKI data, German health authorities transmitted 1,244 people who died of or with the virus in one day. The previous maximum of 1188 deaths was reached on January 8.

The number of new infections also remains high. RKI reported 25,164 cases, on Wednesday 19,600. For new infections registered within 24 hours, the highest value was reported on December 18 at 33,777 – but contained 3,500 late reports.

Interpretation of the data is currently still relatively difficult in principle, because according to the RKI, cases of corona were discovered, recorded and transmitted with a delay at the turn of the year.

The 7-day incidence also remains high

The number of new infections reported to health authorities within seven days per 100,000 population (seven-day incidence) is now 151.2. Its previous maximum was reached on December 22 at 197.6.

The differences between the Länder are currently huge: Thuringia has the highest incidence with 310.4 and Saxony with 292.4. Bremen has the lowest value with 84.0.

According to the RKI situation report, on Wednesday evening, the number of registered infections has increased again in the last few days. Whether this trend will continue beyond the expected follow-up tests and late registrations will be seen in the next few days.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the RKI in Germany has counted 1,978,590 detected Sars-CoV-2 infections (00:00 on January 14). The total number of people who died with or with a documented Sars-CoV-2 infection rose to 43,881. The RKI reported the number of those who recovered to be around 1,620,200.

R value 1.02

According to Wednesday’s RKI report, the nationwide seven-day R value was 1.02 (previous day: 1.07). This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 102 more people. The value represents the occurrence of infection eight to 16 days ago. If it is below 1.0 for a long time, the infection process will subside.

Brockmann demands a reduction in contacts

RKI epidemiologist Dirk Brockmann called for further reductions in contacts in the fight against the corona pandemic. “We have to turn all the screws, which further restrict the contacts,” he said in a joint statement Morning magazine from ARD and ZDF. The current contact restrictions did not work as well as the lock-up last spring, which can also be seen in the mobility data. At that time, mobility decreased by 40 percent during the week. Fewer people have been on the road since December, but their numbers are declining more slowly.

“Pandemic fatigue”

“It has a lot to do with pandemic fatigue,” Brockmann said. It is important to reduce the still high number of corona. Vaccination does not help get out of this level, “where at least 1,000 people die every day,” he said. Vaccination is an important component against a pandemic, but it will only help in the medium term if many people receive protection.

The RKI will inform you about the infectious situation in Germany at 10:00 Live broadcast on Listicle follow.

Mark James

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