Reproduction figure at 0,83 Corona situation slows: 466 registered new infections

Berlin · Local outbreaks in North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony have increased the number of corona infections. There, the situation is calming down again. In Bavaria, on the other hand, the next hotspot threatens.

 A cotton swab is being processed in a laboratory in Cologne.

A cotton swab is being processed in a laboratory in Cologne.

Foto: dpa-tmn/Oliver Berg

After major local corona outbreaks, the infection situation in Germany has calmed down again. For example, the local authorities last reported 466 corona infections within one day to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) (data status 1st July, 0.00 hrs). This means that the number of new infections within one day is roughly the same as before the major outbreaks in mid-June - for example in the district of Göttingen, the district of Gütersloh or the Berlin districts.

With the exception of the increase in the number of infections due to these local outbreaks, the number of new infections since the end of May has been at a comparatively low level, with a maximum of around 550 cases per day. A total of 194,725 people in Germany have demonstrably been infected with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the corona crisis, as reported by the RKI on Wednesday morning (data status 1st July, 0.00 hrs).

The important number regarding new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week has also continued to fall in the district of Gütersloh, which is particularly affected by the corona virus. According to the RKI, the so-called seven-day incidence is currently 78.0. On Tuesday, the value was no longer in the three-digit range for the first time since the cases in a meat processing plant.

In Bavaria, there was an outbreak at a catering company in the Starnberg district. According to the district administration office, quite a number of the caterer's 120 employees were also accommodated in refugee shelters. As a precaution, they had been taken to an isolation facility in Munich to be tested there. By Tuesday evening, the series tests had yielded 45 positive cases.

8985 people infected with the virus died in Germany, according to RKI figures - that is an increase of 12 compared to the previous day. According to RKI estimates, about 179,800 people have survived the infection. That is about 700 more than the day before.

For some days now, the reproduction number, or R-value for short, has fallen back to a value around or below 1 after a temporary significant increase. According to the RKI, the outbreak in North Rhine-Westphalia plays a particularly important role in this development.

According to RKI estimates, the R-value was 0.86 (previous day: 0.83) with the data status 1st July, 0.00 hours. This means that an infected person infects on average less than one other person. The R-value reflects the course of infection about one and a half weeks before.

Since the middle of May, the RKI has also indicated 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 0.79 (previous day: 0.67) with a data status of 1st July, 0.00 hours. It shows the course of infection from 8 to 16 days ago.

Original text: dpa
Translation: Mareike Graepel

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