7-day incidence decreases: 732 new infections

7-day incidence decreases: 732 new infections

The so-called 7-day incidence in Berlin has fallen further, but is still clearly in the red zone. 136.6 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants were reported within one week, according to the Senate's situation report of Wednesday.

A lab technician holds a Corona test in her hand.

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A lab technician holds a Corona test in her hand.

On Tuesday, the value was 144.2, on Monday 163.3. The target in Germany is to reach less than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days.
The Corona traffic light continues to show red for the 7-day incidence - as well as for the occupancy of intensive care beds with Covid 19 patients (30.5 percent). For the reproduction rate (R-value), the traffic light remains green. According to Wednesday's figures, the R-value fell to 0.78. It describes how many people an infected person infects on average. To slow down the pandemic, this value must be significantly lower than 1.
The health administration reported 732 more people infected with Corona on Wednesday, compared to 824 new infections on Tuesday. A total of 114,616 people have been reported infected in Berlin so far, of which 98,289 are considered recovered. The number of deaths related to the virus rose to 1957 - 39 more than the previous day.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Thursday, 21. January 2021 08:33 Uhr

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