R-value increases, but less active cases: The current figures on the corona situation

13/01/2021 01:14

How many new infections does the RKI report today? How many cases are still active, how many people recovered or died? How many others does an infected person infect on average? FOCUS Online provides you with the most important data on the development of the pandemic in Germany on Monday.

Monday, December 7th: The Covid-19 situation in the morning


1. New infections


The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported 12,332 new infections with Sars-CoV-2 on Monday morning. According to the RKI, a total of 1,183,655 people in Germany have been infected with the new corona virus since the pandemic began.

2. Dead, recovered, active cases


The RKI reported 147 new deaths related to Covid-19 on Monday morning. A total of 18,919 people in Germany have died in connection with the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

According to the RKI, around 863,300 people have recovered. This means that 301,500 cases are currently active. That is almost 4,700 less than the day before (306,200).

3. 7 day incidence


According to the RKI dashboard, the 7-day incidence on Monday morning is again highest in the state of Saxony at 321.9. Compared to the previous day (301) it has risen again. The second most affected is Berlin (184.2), where the incidence has recently fallen slightly (previous day: 182). In Bavaria the incidence has increased slightly compared to Sunday (175) and is now 176.3.

According to the RKI situation report on Sunday, 15 districts exceeded an incidence of more than 345 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, five of them even exceeded 400. The district of Regen has an incidence value of 581.3, the district of Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains 534.6. In the Bautzen district the incidence is 470, in Hildburghausen 452.6 and in the urban district of Passau 439.4.

This is followed by the districts of Zwickau (395.2), Meißen (393) and Görlitz (385.4). Then also the districts of Altenburger Land (379.2), Erzgebirgskreis (375), Freyung-Grafenau (371.4), the city district of Ludwigshafen (366.9), the Saale-Orla district (366.1) and the city of Nuremberg (350.7) and the district of central Saxony (345.3).

4. R value


The R value indicates how many people an infected person usually infects. According to the RKI situation report from Sunday, it is 1.21 in Germany and has thus increased slightly compared to the previous day (1.13). This means that 100 infected people now infect an average of 121 more people. From a value of 0.7 or lower, it is assumed that the infection process becomes more controllable.

The 7-day R, which is less volatile, was 1.10 on Sunday evening. It has not changed compared to the previous day.

5. Intensive care bed occupancy in Germany


The Divi intensive care register reported 4,117 Covid-19 patients in intensive care beds on Monday morning. That's 9 more than on Sunday (4,108). Of the 4,117 patients, 2,466 are connected to ventilators, up from 2,457 the day before.

According to the intensive care register, a total of 21,642 of 27,175 operable intensive care beds are currently occupied - this corresponds to around 80 percent. In addition, 11,768 beds are available as an emergency reserve, which could be set up within seven days.

Referance: https://www.focus.de/

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