Hardly any new corona infections in counties

Despite easing – in the past seven days not a single district in Germany has exceeded the critical mark of 50 new corona infections. The majority is even significantly lower.

Most of the districts in Germany have recorded no or only a few new corona infections in the past seven days. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), 343 of more than 400 counties reported a maximum of five new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days.

Single epicentres only

According to RKI data, not a single district has reached the critical mark of 50 new infections as of today. If this upper limit is exceeded, restriction concepts must be enacted. Most new cases per 100,000 population were recorded in the past seven days Thuringian district of Sonneberg. Bremerhaven and the districts of Coburg and Cuxhaven also registered a relatively large number of new cases.

Within one day, the RKI reported 342 new corona infections across Germany. Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, 182,370 people in Germany have been proven to be infected with Sars-CoV-2, and 8551 people demonstrably infected with the virus have died. The estimated number of registered and still active corona cases in Germany is currently around 6500, as can be seen from these RKI figures.

R-value slips below 1.0

According to the latest RKI information, the number of reproductions, or R value for short, has slipped back below the critical level of 1.0, namely to 0.89 (data as of 3.6. 00:00). This means that one infected person infects less than one other person on average. The R-value represents the infection process from about one and a half weeks before. The day before it was 1.20 (data as of June 1st, 0.00).

The RKI had already stated at the weekend that the R-value reacts sensitively to short-term changes in the number of cases, such as can be caused by individual outbreaks. This could lead to relatively large fluctuations, particularly with a smaller overall number of new cases.

Since mid-May, the RKI has also given a so-called seven-day R. It relates to a longer period of time and is therefore less subject to daily fluctuations. According to RKI estimates, this value (data as of June 3, 0.00 a.m.) was 0.87 (previous day: 0.95). It shows the infection process eight to 16 days ago.

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