Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Saturday’s RKI numbers: 240 new confirmed corona infections

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After the high number of new infections in recent days, the RKI reports only 240 new diseases. However, the numbers are usually lower at the weekend because not all health authorities transmit the values. The R value was 1.13.

DAccording to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), health authorities in Germany reported 240 new corona infections within a day. Since the onset of the Corona crisis, at least 209,893 people in Germany have been shown to be infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus, the RKI reported on Sunday morning.

The day before, the number of new infections registered daily was 955. The number of new infections tends to be lower on weekends than on weekdays because not all health authorities transmit their values. According to RKI, the number of deaths associated with a corona infection is 9141. According to RKI estimates, 192,900 people had survived the infection by Saturday morning.

According to RKI estimates, the number of reproductions, or R-value for short, as of August 1, 00:00, was 1.13 in Germany (previous day: 1.06). This means that on average an infected person infects another person. The R value shows the infection process approximately one and a half weeks beforehand. The RKI also specifies a so-called seven-day R. It refers to a longer period and is therefore less subject to daily fluctuations. According to RKI estimates, this value was 1.20 as of 1.8., 0.00 a.m. It shows the infection from 8 to 16 days ago.

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