BERLIN, Dec. 7 (DPA / EP) –
The German health authorities have found 36,059 new infections of COVID-19 this Tuesday, although the incidence rate in the European country has decreased slightly, to 432.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
The incidence was 441.9 on Monday and a week ago this value was 452.2, according to data collected by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). In reference to infections, there were 45,753 a week ago, although experts warn that the real number of infections is higher, since given the large number of positives, clinics cannot keep up with the rate of notification of cases, at least in some regions.
Regarding deaths, in Germany there have been 399 deaths in the last 24 hours related to the virus, compared to 388 a week ago.
Since the start of the pandemic, the RKI has tallied 6,222,020 proven infections, although the actual total number is likely much higher, as many cases go unrecorded. In reference to the deceased, 103,520 people have died in Germany due to the disease.
For its part, the number of patients admitted to hospitals per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was 5.32 on Monday – 5.52 on Friday. The RKI puts the number of people recovered from the disease at 5,170,400.
Last week, the German government tightened restrictions to combat the pandemic, following the appearance of a new variant, the omicron. The central and regional authorities have agreed to limit access to a large number of spaces to people who are not vaccinated – less than 70 percent of the population has the complete guideline.