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Coronavirus in Germany: Continuing downward trend: RKI reports 353 new infections

Coronavirus in Germany : Continuing downward trend: RKI reports 353 new infections

Since April, the number of new corona infections in Germany has been decreasing. A quarter of the counties have not registered any new cases within a week.

The downward trend in the number of new corona infections in Germany continues. The health authorities reported 353 new infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in one day.

This means that since the beginning of the corona crisis, 179,717 people in Germany have been confirmed with Sars-CoV-2, as reported by the RKI on Thursday (data status 28.05. midnight).

On April 2, the number of new infections had reached its highest level so far, at around 6,500. Since then, the numbers have fallen continuously - with daily fluctuations.

According to the RKI, 8,411 people confirmed to have the virus have died so far, which means that the number of reported deaths has risen by 62 within 24 hours. According to RKI estimates, 163,200 people have survived the infection, 400 more than one day before.

According to the latest information from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the reproduction figure, or R-value for short, was 0.61 on Thursday (data status 28.5. midnight; Tuesday 0.68). This means that ten infected persons infect on average about six more people. The R-value reflects the course of infection about one and a half weeks previous.

Since the middle of May, the RKI has also reported a so-called 7-day R. It refers to a longer period and is therefore less subject to daily fluctuations. According to RKI estimates, this value (data status 28.5. midnight) was 0.78. It shows the occurrence of infection 8 to 16 days ago.

According to the RKI, currently about a quarter of all counties have not registered any new infections within seven days. Only a handful of districts and independent cities register more than 25 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week. However, the RKI figures may lag somewhat behind the local figures due to reporting delays.

(Orig. text: dpa / Translation: ck)