More than 1400 new infections according to the RKI

DAs expected, the Robert Koch Institute reported a comparatively low number of new corona infections this Sunday. The health authorities had transmitted 1411 cases within one day, the RKI announced in the morning. Experience shows that the number of cases reported is usually lower on Sundays and Mondays, also because not all health authorities report data to the RKI at the weekend.

However, according to the RKI dashboard, the new figures apparently do not contain any cases from Baden-Württemberg. North Rhine-Westphalia reports the most nine infections with 492 cases.

On Saturday, the highest value since April was reached with 2507 new corona infections.

The peak of new infections reported daily was at more than 6000 at the end of March / beginning of April. The number then tended to fall and rose again in July. In August the number of cases was just over 2000 (2034). The number of new infections detected also depends on how many people are tested.

Five new deaths

According to the RKI figures, at least 284,140 people in Germany have been proven to have been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus since the beginning of the Corona crisis (data as of September 27, 00:00). The number of deaths related to a corona infection is 9,457 – five more deaths than the previous day. According to RKI estimates, around 250,800 people had survived the infection by Sunday morning.

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According to the management report on Saturday, the number of reproductions, or R-value for short, was 1.08 in Germany (previous day: 0.91). This means that one infected person infects a little more than one other person on average. The R-value depicts the infection rate approximately one and a half weeks beforehand.

In addition, the RKI gives a so-called seven-day R in its current situation report. The value relates to a longer period of time and is therefore less subject to daily fluctuations. This value was 1.17 (previous day: 1.24). It shows the infection process from eight to 16 days ago.

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