The number of detected new corona infections within one day in Germany has risen sharply again and has exceeded 10,000 for the first time.
According to the Robert Koch Institute, the health authorities reported 11,287 cases within 24 hours on Thursday morning. The previous high since the start of the corona pandemic in Germany was reached on Saturday with 7830 new infections.
Last Thursday, 6638 cases were reported for the first time more than in spring. However, the current values are only partially comparable with those from spring, because significantly more tests are now carried out – and thus more infections are discovered.
According to experts, the newly reported infections are an indication of how strong the virus was in society about a week ago because of the time between infection, test, result and report. That is why it will take some time before political measures can be reflected in the registration figures.
“Currently, an accelerated increase in the number of transmissions can be observed in Germany,” writes the RKI in its status report on Wednesday. “Therefore, it is urgently appealed that the entire population is committed to infection protection.” This includes the RKI, among other things, distance and hygiene rules outdoors, the ventilation of indoor spaces and – where necessary – mouth and nose covering.