Coronavirus: 966 registered infections in Germany

The health authorities in Germany have reported, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) 966 new Corona infections within a day.

Thus, the number is once again approaching the mark of 1000 new infections. The value was in the last week, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the threshold of 1000 for the first time since the beginning of may.

On Sunday and Monday morning, the reporting figures are often lower, because on the weekend not all health authorities submit data to the RKI.

The highlight of the daily reported numbers of people infected was located at the beginning of April at more than 6000. The number was dropped after the still over 1000 and the values in may, in the tendency, since the end of July it rises again.

Experts are concerned that it could lead to a sharp increase in the number of cases, the health offices in the tracking of contagion, chains of boundaries.

Spahn looks to be no critical threshold exceeded

Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn had made after the increase of the Corona infections but is clear that he sees currently not crossed a critical threshold: “at The Moment we are, in each case, in a size order, with the health care and the public health service deal with it,” said the CDU politician. “If we now stabilize at a certain level, then we can deal with it.”

Unlike in mid-June, as the outbreak of the battle of Tönnies, in North Rhine-operating Westphalia, a big Corona, is due the present rise is mainly on individual focal points.

At the County level, the Figures have risen, often only slightly. But over all boundaries, this effect adds up. Experts fear such a development, because they can’t be fixed with a few harsh measures to contain it.

As the cause for the increase in the RKI had called President Lothar Wieler negligence in the observance of the rules of conduct.

Since the beginning of the Corona-crisis, at least 217 of 293 people in Germany have been confirmed with the Virus Sars-CoV-2, such as the RKI reported on Tuesday morning in the Internet (data 11.8., 0: 00).

Since the previous day, four new deaths were reported. The number of deaths in connection with a Corona virus according to RKI-information now in 9201.

Until Sunday morning 198 100 people had survived the infection, according to the RKI estimates.

The reproduction number, in short the R-value, according to the RKI estimates as of 10.8., 0: 00, in Germany, 1.09 (previous day: 1,17). This means that an Infected person in the means of infecting more than one other people.

The R-value in each case forms the infection from happening about a week and a half before.

In addition, the RKI is a so-called Seven-days-R. It refers to a longer period of time and is therefore subject to less current fluctuations. According to the RKI estimates of this value was as of 10.8., 0.00, 1.05 (previous day: 1,17). He shows that the Infection occurred from 8 to 16 days.

The R-values are according to the RKI since mid-July, 2020 in the case of 1 or slightly above. “This is due to a larger number of small outbreaks, but also with the Federal case numbers have increased since the loosening of the measures as well as increasing cases entering the country in the last few weeks,” it said.


  • Daily situation report of the RKI, retrieved on 11.08.2020

Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)

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