The number of new corona infections has risen sharply and exceeded 50,000 for the first time in the corona pandemic. The health authorities in Germany reported the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) the maximum value of 50,196 new corona infections within one day. This is evident from the figures that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard from Thursday morning at 3:40 a.m. The day before there were 39,676 infections.
Exactly one week ago the value was 33,949 infections. The value on Wednesday was already a high. The nationwide seven-day incidence also reached a maximum again. The RKI gave the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week at 249.1. It has thus risen to a high for the fourth day in a row. On Wednesday the value was 232.1. For comparison: a week ago the incidence was 154.5 (previous month: 66.5). In Austria, the seven-day incidence was 713.9.
According to the new information, 235 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 165 deaths. The RKI has counted 4,894,250 detected infections with SARS-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections are not detected.
The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days – the most important parameter for a possible tightening of the corona restrictions – was given by the RKI on Wednesday as 4.61 (Tuesday: 4.31). With the indicator it must be taken into account that hospital admissions are sometimes reported with delay. A nationwide threshold value from when the situation can be viewed critically is not provided for the incidence of hospitalization, among other things because of large regional differences. The previous high was around 15.5 around Christmas time.