Status: 01/24/2022 08:13 a.m
The Omicron virus variant is causing the number of infections to continue to rise rapidly. The seven-day incidence per 100,000 population climbed to 840.3. The Robert Koch Institute reported 63,393 new infections within one day.
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has reported a significant increase in the nationwide seven-day incidence – another high. The RKI gave the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week in the morning as 840.3. For comparison: the day before the value was 806.8. A week ago, the nationwide incidence was 528.2 (previous month: 222.7).
The health authorities in Germany reported 63,393 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5 a.m. A week ago there were 34,145 infections.
Among the federal states, Hamburg has the highest value with 1535.9. Then follow Berlin with 1464.5 and Bremen with 1387.8. In the Mitte district of Berlin, the seven-day incidence is even 2842.9.
More intensive care patients again
The number of corona intensive care patients also rose on Sunday for the first time since mid-December: by 28 to 2426. According to the new information, 28 deaths were recorded within 24 hours across Germany. A week ago there were 30 deaths.
Experts expect more and more cases that cannot be recorded, partly because test capacities and health authorities are increasingly at their limit.
The RKI has counted 8,744,840 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 go undetected. The RKI gave the number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days as 3.77 on Friday (Thursday: 3.56). The value is not reported on weekends.
The RKI gave the number of recovered people today as 7,273,100. The number of people who died from or involved a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 116,746.
Peak of omicron wave not yet reached
Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) expects the peak of the wave with the highly contagious omicron variant around mid-February with possibly more than 600,000 new infections per day.