Coronavirus: incidence continues to decline in Germany, which adds 38 deaths | Coronavirus | DW

For the sixth consecutive day, the weekly incidence of new positives to SARS-CoV-2 fell in Germany, according to data released early this Sunday (19.09.2021) by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI, for its acronym in German), an entity in charge of monitoring the pandemic in the European country. The most recent data says that for every 100,000 inhabitants, 70.5 infections were registered.

The previous day that number had reached 72, while a week ago it rose to 80.2. In addition, in the past 24 hours there were 7,337 infections, a figure almost equivalent to the 7,345 reported on Sunday, September 12. Thus, official figures indicate that there have been 4,142,116 positives since March 2020, of which the RKI considers 3,888,900 recovered.

Likewise, there were 38 deaths attributable to causes related to COVID-19. A week ago the statistics recorded 8 deaths. With this, the total of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic in Germany reached 92,958. It is worth remembering that on weekends the figures are usually lower than the weekly average, due to the fact that fewer exams are reported.

Regional differences

Meanwhile, the incidence of hospitalization, that is, the total number of patients admitted to healthcare centers due to COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants, reached 1.89 on Friday, the last day for which figures are available. To make a comparison, at the worst moment of the pandemic, during the Christmas season of 2020, that rate reached 15.5.

According to RKI statistics, since the beginning of the pandemic, the population most affected is the age group between 35 and 59 years old, followed by people between 15 and 34, who together account for 70 percent of cases. Likewise, there is a record of 113,000 cases among children from 0 to 4 years old.

The highest incidence occurs in Bremen, which has 104.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days, followed by Baden-Württemberg, with 94.1. Better is the scenario in Mecklenburg-Antepomerania, which reports 31.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

DZC (dpa, AFP)

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