Chronology 2022: Germany and the Corona Pandemic

When the vaccination rate finally reached 70 percent in December of 2021, a new danger appeared on the horizon. In other countries, the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus made the infection numbers explode. In early 2022, the same happened in Germany.

Related features:

Corona Chronology for 2021

Corona Chronology for 2020

August 9th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: August 9th, 2022, 07:45 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 923
Total number of infections: 31,307,020
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 78,698
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 145,028
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 170
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,330
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 184.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 381.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 295.5

August 8th, 2022

Note: The Corona numbers that come in on weekends or Mondays are not too conclusive because there is hardly any reporting on Saturdays and Sundays. The weekend cases usually appear in the statistics on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: August 8th, 2022, 07:43 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 922
Total number of infections: 31,228,322
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 8
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 144,858
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,286
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 184.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 389.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 305.9

August 7th, 2022

Note: The Corona numbers that come in on weekends or Mondays are not too conclusive because there is hardly any reporting on Saturdays and Sundays. The weekend cases usually appear in the statistics on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: August 7th, 2022, 08:06 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 921
Total number of infections: 31,228,314
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 0
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 144,858
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,346
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.4
Number of vaccine doses administered: 184.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 398.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 308.5

August 6th, 2022

Germany’s Health Minister Karl lauterbach is infected with the Coronavirus. According to his Ministry, he is working from home. His symptoms are mild. According zo an official statement, Lauterbach was vaccinated four times. This case showed that even ‘boostered’ individuals could get infected. But those immunizations prevented severe disease progression, the Ministry of Health reiterated.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: August 6th, 2022, 06:23 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 920
Total number of infections: 31,228,314
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 49,609
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 144,858
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 141
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,376
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 184.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 417.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 318.4

August 5th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: August 5th, 2022, 08:24 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 919
Total number of infections: 31,178,705
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 59,506
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 144,717
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 165
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,406
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 184.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 432.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 326.0

August 4th, 2022

Health Minister Katl Lauterbach and Justice Minister Marco Buschmann have agreed on a Corona approach for the cold season. An amended Infection Protection Act is supposed to pass both the Bundestag and the Bundesrat in September, just before the old version of the law expires.

The regulations will include mandatory mask rules in long-distance traffic, clinics and care facilities. Germany’s federal states will have more options in situations in which the infection numbers explode. They can put in place compulsory mask rules indoors, including at schools, but only in grades 5 to 13. Lockdowns and school closures are not part of the plan.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: August 4th, 2022, 10:01 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 918
Total number of infections: 31,119,199
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 74,645
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 144,552
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 192
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,395
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 184.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 451.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 338.0

August 3rd, 2022

Germany’s federal government has agreed on a new anti-Corona approach for the upcoming cold season. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, a Social Democrat (SPD) told the newspaper publisher Funke Mediengruppe his negotiations with Justice Minister Marco Buschmann of the Free Democrats (FDP) had been completed. Details are supposed to be introduced very soon.

A few days ago, Lauterbach had already said school closures would not be part of the new regulations. The Infection Protection Act expires on September 23rd. Its new version is supposed to give Germany’s federal states and its government in Berlin options for the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: August 3rd, 2022, 07:38 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 917
Total number of infections: 31,044,554
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 88,681
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 144,360
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 210
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,468
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 477.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 334.1

August 2nd, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: August 2nd, 2022, 09:16 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 916
Total number of infections: 30,956,873
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 102,698
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 144,150
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 171
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,468
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 516.1
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 360.8

August 1st, 2022

Note: The Corona numbers that come in on weekends or Mondays are not too conclusive because there is hardly any reporting on Saturdays and Sundays. The weekend cases usually appear in the statistics on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: August 1st, 2022, 08:21 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 915
Total number of infections: 30,854,175
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 861
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 143,979
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 7
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,493 (July 29th data)
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 538.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 375.0

July 31st, 2022

Note: The Corona numbers that come in on weekends or Mondays are not too conclusive because there is hardly any reporting on Saturdays and Sundays. The weekend cases usually appear in the statistics on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 31st, 2022, 08:46 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 914
Total number of infections: 30,853,314
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 2
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 143,972
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,493 (July 29th data)
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 551.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 377.6

July 30th, 2022

According to Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, the new Infection Protection Act the coalition government is preparing will not include school closures. In an interview with ARD television he said the ministries were still in the process of discussing “many other measures”. In September, the old Infection Protection Act will expire. “We will be prepared”, Lauterbach promised.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 30th, 2022, 07:59 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 913
Total number of infections: 30,853,312
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 66,003
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 143,972
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 117
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,493
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.4
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 578.1
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 391.4

July 29th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 29th, 2022, 07:46 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 912
Total number of infections: 30,787,309
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 84,798
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 143,855
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 153
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,550
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 607.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 409.8

July 28th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 28th, 2022, 07:10 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 911
Total number of infections: 30,702,511
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 104,126
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 143,702
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 157
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,587
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 630.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 412.1

July 27th, 2022

Data released by Germany’s Federal Office of Statistics show that the Corona pandemic has decreased the life expectancy substantially. In the area of the former GDR, the effects of the Coronavirus are more alarming than in the Federal Republic’s old states. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said the lower vaccination readiness in the eastern part had cost additional lives.

In the meantime, the number of Corona patients in intensive care is increasing substantially. On July 1st, there were 934 of them. Today, 1,621 Corona patients are being treated in Germany’s ICUs.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 27th, 2022, 06:34 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 910
Total number of infections: 30,598,385
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 121,780
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 143,545
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 181
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,621
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 652.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 418.0

July 26th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 26th, 2022, 06:03 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 909
Total number of infections: 30,476,605
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 145,472
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 143,364
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 187
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,555
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 678.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 415.4

July 25th, 2022

Note: The Corona numbers that come in on weekends or Mondays are not too conclusive because there is hardly any reporting on Saturdays and Sundays. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the weekend cases usually appear in the statistics.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 25th, 2022, 08:01 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 908
Total number of infections: 30,331,133
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 0
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 143,177
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,440
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 664.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 409.6

July 24th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 24th, 2022, 07:23 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 907
Total number of infections: 30,331,133
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 2
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 143,177
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,406
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 680.1
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 414.8

July 23rd, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 23rd, 2022, 07:32 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 906
Total number of infections: 30,331,131
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 92,009
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 143,177
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 116
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,394
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 709.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 430.4

July 22nd, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 22nd, 2022, 05:34 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 905
Total number of infections: 30,239,122
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 107,819
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 143,061
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 113
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,330
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.0
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 729.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 445.4

July 21st, 2022

Note: The Robert Koch Institute’s numbers include the results of PCR tests only, which is why the actual number of new and old Coronavirus infections is probably a lot higher.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 21st, 2022, 08:25 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 904
Total number of infections: 30,131,303
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 136,624
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 142,948
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 177
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,330
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.0
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 740.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 468.9

July 20th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 20th, 2022, 07:40 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 903
Total number of infections: 29,994,679
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 140,999
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 142,771
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 136
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,327
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 740.1
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 482.9

July 19th, 2022

Germany is discussing new Corona regulations for the upcoming cold season. While Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, a Social Democrat (SPD), wants to put in place mandatory mask rules, especially in shops and public buildings, his coalition partners of the Free Democrats (FDP) are not so sure. Some of them, inluding Justice Minister Marco Buschmann, want the wearing of masks to be compulsory at certain locations. Others do not.

At this stage, masks are mandatory in public transport. In Berlin, far too many passengers ignore the rule.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 19th, 2022, 07:28 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 902
Total number of infections: 29,853,680
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 160,691
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 142,635
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 102
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,325
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 744.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 493.8

July 18th, 2022

Note: The Corona numbers that come in on weekends are not too conclusive because there is hardly any reporting on Saturdays and Sundays. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the weekend cases appear in the statistics.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 18th, 2022, 07:48 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 901
Total number of infections: 29,692,989
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 0
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 142,533
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,269
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.4
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 708.6
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 492.5

July 17th, 2022

Note: The Corona numbers that come in on weekends are not too conclusive because there is hardly any reporting on Saturdays and Sundays. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the weekend cases appear in the statistics.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 17th, 2022, 08:31 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 900
Total number of infections: 29,692,989
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 0
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 142,533
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,226
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.4
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 725.1
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 496.7

July 16th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 16th, 2022, 07:37 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 899
Total number of infections: 29,692,989
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 123,046
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 142,533
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 134
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,218
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.3
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 752.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 507.4

July 15th, 2022

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach recommends fourth COVID-19 vaccinations to persons below 60 years of age. In an interview with the ‘Spiegel’ magazine he says those shots could reduce the risk substantially. The E.U.’s ECDC and Germany’s ‘Stiko’ authority see it differently.

The number of new Corona infections still is very high. More than 109,000 new Corona cases were registered today. Even the federal government is affected. The Ministers Robert Habeck and Marco Buschmann are infected with COVID-19. Two weeks after her infection, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock still cannot climb stairs too well, as she told the ‘Stern’ magazine.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 15th, 2022, 07:55 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 898
Total number of infections: 29,569,943
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 109,694
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 142,399
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 115
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,243
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.2
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 719.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 506.5

July 14th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 14th, 2022, 08:08 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 897
Total number of infections: 29,460,249
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 152,149
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 142,284
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 145
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,238
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.2
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 720.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 486.3

July 13th, 2022

Because of the rising number of Corona infections, the German Association of General Practioners wants the option to give out medical certificates online. German-language media quoted the organization’s chairman Ulrich Weigeldt. He said today’s regulations would force patients to go to doctor’s offices while they were sick or infected with Corona.

Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said the Association was right. The regulations would be changed accordingly. While the Corona case numbers were high, infections should not be carried into doctor’s offices, he stated.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 13th, 2022, 07:40 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 896
Total number of infections: 29,308,100
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 127,611
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 142,139
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 104
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,212
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.2
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 691.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 487.4

July 12th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 12th, 2022, 07:51 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 895
Total number of infections: 29,180,489
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 154,729
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 142,035
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 165
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,173
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 702.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 504.0

July 11th, 2022

Note: The Corona data that come in on weekends are not too conclusive because there is hardly any reporting on Saturdays and Sundays anymore. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the weekend cases appear in the statistics.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 11th, 2022, 07:41 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 894
Total number of infections: 29,025,760
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 3,495
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 141,870
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 8
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,101
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 661.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 500.3

July 10th, 2022

While many Germans put themselves (and others) at risk by ignoring the dangers posed by the Corona pandemic, Germany’s hospitals are confronted with problems: The number of Corona patients in intensive care is on the rise, but so is that of doctors and nurses who call in sick because they themselves are infected with Corona.

Note: The Corona data that come in on weekends are not too conclusive because there is hardly any reporting on Saturdays and Sundays anymore. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the weekend cases appear in the statistics.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 10th, 2022, 07:42 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 893
Total number of infections: 29,022,265
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 0
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 141,862
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,053
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 672.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 505.6

July 9th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 9th, 2022, 08:01 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 892
Total number of infections: 29,022,265
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 95,919
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 141,862
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 104
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,072
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.0
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 700.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 520.1

July 8th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 8th, 2022, 08:08 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 891
Total number of infections: 28,926,346
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 117,732
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 141,758
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 131
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,047
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 699.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 511.0

July 7th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 7th, 2022, 07:51 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 890
Total number of infections: 28,808,614
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 135,402
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 141,627
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 108
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,045
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 183.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 690.6
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 537.4

July 6th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 6th, 2022, 08:07 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 889
Total number of infections: 28,673,212
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 130,728
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 141,519
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 122
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,067
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 182.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 678.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 507.2

July 5th, 2022

Today’s high number of new Coronavirus infections is connected to the fact that new cases are not being reported on weekends anymore. Infections registered on Saturdays and Sundays are usually added to the Robert Koch Institute’s official numbers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

One of today’s numbers is alarming though, namely that of Corona patients in intensive care. Yesterday, it exceeded 1,000 for the first time in weeks. Today, it increased substantially again.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 5th, 2022, 07:32 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 888
Total number of infections: 28,542,484
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 147,489
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 141,397
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 102
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,062
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 182.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 687.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 491.8

July 4th, 2022

Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach says the Corona summer wave was causing too many deaths. Action needed to be taken now, including a new campaign for vaccinations. The vaccination gap needed to be closed. Especially elderly people and persons with pre-existing conditions needed to be immunized, Professor Lauterbach stated. New anti-Corona measures Germany’s federal states could implement were being prepared.

Note: Today’s Corona numbers are not complete because hardly any reporting takes place on the weekends anymore. New cases registered on Saturday and Sunday will typically be included in the numbers released on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 4th, 2022, 06:46 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 887
Total number of infections: 28,394,995
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 2,365
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 141,295
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 3
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,000
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 182.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 650.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 453.6

July 3rd, 2022

Note: The Corona data that come in on weekends are not too conclusive because there is hardly any reporting on Saturdays and Sundays anymore. On Tuesdays and Wednesday, the weekend cases appear in the statistics.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 3rd, 2022, 07:33 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 886
Total number of infections: 28,392,630
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 1
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 141,292
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 103
Corona patients at ICUs: 982
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 182.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 665.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 457.7

July 2nd, 2022

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach says Germany will have big difficulties with the Coronavirus variant BA.5 in fall. In an interview with ARD TV, he states Germany needed to prepare for a difficult cold season. The people needed and deserved a good protection against the virus.

In the meantime, the number of new Corona infections is still on the rise. Germany’s Seven Day Incidence is back at an extremely high level. There are almost 100,000 new Corona cases and more than 100 related deaths.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 2nd, 2022, 07:48 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 885
Total number of infections: 28,392,629
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 98,669
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 141,292
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 103
Corona patients at ICUs: 975
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 182.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 696.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 473.0

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July 1st, 2022

According to the Robert Koch Institute, BA.5, a very contagious subvariant of the Coronavirus mutation known as Omicron, is now the dominant version in Germany. Last week, its share was 66 percent. This explains the high number of new Corona infections. There are more than 113,000 today.

The RKI recommends the use of masks, keeping one’s distance to other people, washing one’s hands on a regular basis, a regular ventilation of rooms in which people gather and, above all, Corona vaccinations. They may not protect people against BA.5 infections, but they substantially decrease the danger of a severe disease progression.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: July 1st, 2022, 08:20 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 884
Total number of infections: 28,293,960
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 113,099
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 141,189
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 84
Corona patients at ICUs: 934
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 182.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 682.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 472.7

June 30th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 30th, 2022, 07:43 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 883
Total number of infections: 28,180,861
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 132,671
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 141,105
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 83
Corona patients at ICUs: 934
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 182.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 668.6
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 423.2

June 29th, 2022

Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach says he expects the BA.5 wave will not be harmless. “Whoever believes we are in an endemic now, is wrong”, he tweeted. That was why preparations for the fall were in process at full blast.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 29th, 2022, 07:42 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 882
Total number of infections: 28,048,190
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 133,950
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 141,022
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 175
Corona patients at ICUs: 982
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.0
Number of vaccine doses administered: 182.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 646.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 429.5

June 28th, 2022

The high number of new Coronavirus infections the Robert Koch Institute added to the statistics on Tuesday contains cases registered last weekend that had not been reported yet.

According to Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, “adapted vaccine” will soon decrease the infection risk and make an overburdening of Germany’s health system less likely.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 28th, 2022, 05:15 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 881
Total number of infections: 27,914,240
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 142,329
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 140,847
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 113
Corona patients at ICUs: 928
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.0
Number of vaccine doses administered: 182.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 635.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 430.5

June 27th, 2022

Note: Due to the fact that hardly any local health authorities report their Coronavirus infection numbers on weekends these days, these latest official numbers are most likely significantly lower than the actual ones. The latest cases will appear in the statistics on Tuesday.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 27th, 2022, 06:36 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 880
Total number of infections: 27,771,911
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 799
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 140,734
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 837
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 182.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 591.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 415.9

June 26th, 2022

Note: Due to the fact that hardly any local health authorities report their Coronavirus infection numbers on weekends, these latest official numbers are significantly lower than the actual ones. The latest cases will appear in the statistics on Tuesday.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 26th, 2022, 08:07 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 879
Total number of infections: 27,771,112
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 1
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 140,734
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 792
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 182.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 605.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 418.3

June 25th, 2022

From July 1st, 2022, most Germans and residents of other nationalities will have to pay 3 Euro for Corona tests. Only members of vulnerable groups are supposed to get tested for free, according to Health Minister Karl Lauterbach. The state will still pay 6,50 Euro per test but, because of the tight budget situation in fall, Germany could not cover the entire amount anymore, Lauterbach said.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 25th, 2022, 07:22 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 878
Total number of infections: 27,771,111
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 89,336
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 140,734
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 84
Corona patients at ICUs: 799
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 182.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 632.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 434.7

June 24th, 2022

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), BA.5 is now the dominating variant of Corona in Germany. It is a more contagious subtype of the Omicron mutation. The data this development is based on were collected two weeks ago. This means that BA.5 may have dominated the infection situation for weeks and its share could be a lot bigger than 50 percent, which is the official number.

Germany’s Seven Day Incidence jumped from 532.9 to 618.2 since yesterday. The number of Corona patients in intensive care is rising too. More than 108,000 new Corona infections were registered in the past 24 hours. Again, the actual number is probably a lot higher, also because only Corona cases confirmed in PCR tests are part of the German statistics.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 24th, 2022, 06:03 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 877
Total number of infections: 27,681,775
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 108,190
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 140,650
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 90
Corona patients at ICUs: 810
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 182.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 618.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 434.6

June 23rd, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 23rd, 2022, 08:25 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 876
Total number of infections: 27,573,585
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 119,360
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 140,560
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 98
Corona patients at ICUs: 780
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 182.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 532.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 403.3

June 22nd, 2022

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach says there will be new anti-Corona measures for the upcoming cold season. He told ARD television, there would be an agreement on this subject in the government coalition. “The drama everyone is waiting for will not happen”, he predicted. At this stage, the government is waiting for an assessment of the anti-Corona measures that were put in place in the past. Germany’s Corona Expert Council is working on it.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 22nd, 2022, 06:52 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 875
Total number of infections: 27,454,225
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 119,232
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 140,462
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 104
Corona patients at ICUs: 795
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.0
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 488.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 357.5

June 21st, 2022

The number of new Corona infections in Germany, and that of Corona-related deaths, rises substantially. One of the reasons might be the weekend effect. On Saturdays and Sundays, hardly any Corona cases are being reported anymore. The latest infections usually appear in the statistics on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 21st, 2022, 07:17 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 874
Total number of infections: 27,334,993
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 123,097
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 140,358
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 182
Corona patients at ICUs: 745
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.0
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 458.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 334.1

June 20th, 2022

Note: Hardly any reporting takes place during weekends anymore, which is why the official number of new infections is as low as it is. It is also the reason why no Corona-related deaths were reported in the past two days.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 20th, 2022, 07:22 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 873
Total number of infections: 27,211,896
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 6,941
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 140,176
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 722
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 416.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 294.1

June 19th, 2022

Note: Hardly any reporting takes place during weekends anymore, which is why the number of new infections hardly changed, and that of Corona-related deaths not at all.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 19th, 2022, 06:32 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 872
Total number of infections: 27,204,955
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 2
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 140,176
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 689
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 421.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 296.6

June 18th, 2022

Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach introduces a seven-point plan that is supposed to help the country deal with Corona in fall. It includes new Corona vaccine, free Corona tests for some, the use of Corona medication early on, more protection for vulnerable groups and improved data about the number of ICU beds occupied by Corona patients.

The Minister also says there was light at the end of the tunnel. Within six months he expects to have vaccine that might prevent Corona infections.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 18th, 2022, 07:19 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 871
Total number of infections: 27,204,953
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 80,264
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 140,176
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 58
Corona patients at ICUs: 693
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 445.1
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 309.2

June 17th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 17th, 2022, 06:08 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 870
Total number of infections: 27,124,689
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 28,118
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 140,118
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 19
Corona patients at ICUs: 681
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 427.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 288.6

June 16th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 16th, 2022, 07:19 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 869
Total number of infections: 27,096,571
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 89,142
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 140,099
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 73
Corona patients at ICUs: 668
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 480.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 281.8

June 15th, 2022

Health Minister Professor Karl Lauterbach tells the ‘Rheinische Post’ daily, a Corona summer wave was now reality. The summer effect was crumbling away. He advises elderly persons and individuals with pre-existing conditions to get a second booster vaccination. Lauterbach says those shots would not necessarily prevent infection, but decrease the risk of severe disease progression.

The Omicron subvariant BA.5 is more contagious than its predecessor BA.2. And Corona vaccinations do not seem to stop it.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 15th, 2022, 07:53 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 868
Total number of infections: 27,007,429
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 92,344
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 140,026
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 112
Corona patients at ICUs: 675
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 472.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 278.8

June 14th, 2022

In Germany, the number of new Coronavirus infections is increasing again. The country’s Seven Day Incidence just jumped from 331.8 on Monday to 447.3 today. This development might be connected to the spread of the Omicron subtypes BA.4 and BA.5.

In the second week of May, their shares were 0.6 and 2.5 percent, respectively, but doubled every seven days. BA.5 could already be the dominating type. It is supposed to be even more contagious than BA.2, the subtype it probably already overtook.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 14th, 2022, 07:32 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 867
Total number of infections: 26,915,085
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 105,840
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 139,914
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 107
Corona patients at ICUs: 651
Hospitalization Incidence: 2.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 447.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 292.8

June 13th, 2022

Not: Since new Corona cases are not being reported on weekends anymore, and because it will take time until the new infections of the past two days appear in the statistics, today’s numbers should be interpreted with care. The actual number of new infections and Corona-related deaths are probably a lot higher than today’s official numbers suggest.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 13th, 2022, 07:38 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 866
Total number of infections: 26,809,245
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 5,378
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 139,807
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 1
Corona patients at ICUs: 622
Hospitalization Incidence: 2.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 331.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 214.2

June 12th, 2022

Note: At this stage, no reporting takes place on the weekends. Only some numbers change due to data recorded before the weekend commenced. The number of Corona patients in hospitals is still being reported seven days per week.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 12th, 2022, 10:17 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 865
Total number of infections: 26,803,867
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: No cases reported
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 139,806
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: No cases reported
Corona patients at ICUs: 609
Hospitalization Incidence: 2.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 333.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 216.0

June 11th, 2022

In Germany, the number of Coronavirus infections caused by the Omicron subtype BA.5 is increasing, according to the Robert Koch Institute. The same type has caused a Corona wave in Portugal during the ongoing warm season. For now, the share of the old subtype BA.2 in Germany is at 80 percent. But experts believe the more contagious type BA.5 will be the dominating the Federal Republic. They cannot predict when this will be the case though. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach says the situation should not be underestimated.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 11th, 2022, 06:40 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 864
Total number of infections: 26,803,867
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 65,337
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 139,806
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 77
Corona patients at ICUs: 627
Hospitalization Incidence: 2.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.3
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 348.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 220.4

June 10th, 2022

Since the prolonged Pentecost weekend, during which the reporting stalled, Germany’s Coronavirus infection numbers have increased substantially. The country’s Seven Day Incidence was below 200 at one point, just days ago. Now it is above 318. The number of Corona-related deaths is increasing as well.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 10th, 2022, 08:11 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 863
Total number of infections: 26,738,530
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 77,878
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 139,729
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 106
Corona patients at ICUs: 622
Hospitalization Incidence: 2.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.3
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 318.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 207.0

June 9th, 2022

Germany’s Corona Expert Council believes the country’s health system will be burdened by the pandemic again in the upcoming cold season. The worst case scenario it sees is the spread of a new Corona mutation that causes severe disease progression in many cases. According to the Council members, Germany should prepare for any eventualities right now.

A legal basis for a return of anti-Corona measures including the mandatory mask rule, distancing and even contact restrictions was necessary, just in case. Besides, the Council demands uniformity in regard to the regulations and an improved communication. Health Minister Lauterbach said the Expert Council had done an excellent job.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 9th, 2022, 08:16 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 862
Total number of infections: 26,660,652
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 77,636
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 139,623
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 90
Corona patients at ICUs: 622
Hospitalization Incidence: 1.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.2
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 276.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 182.3

June 8th, 2022

Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is infected with Corona. During a visit to Islamabad, she had not been able to taste her lunch. The test that was done turned out to be positive. Today, she was going to fly home. The aircraft she is using gives her the possibility to remain isolated during the flight. The rest of her trip, which was supposed to include Turkey, was cancelled.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach says a successful campaign for a fourth Corona vaccination could prevent a thousand people per day from dying of COVID-19. Immunized risk groups would make sure there was “freedom”, Lauterbach tweeted. What he meant was that there would not need to be that many restrictions if more people, including elderly individuals, were vaccinated against Corona.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 8th, 2022, 06:37 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 861
Total number of infections: 26,583,016
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 84,655
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 139,533
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 145
Corona patients at ICUs: 621
Hospitalization Incidence: 1.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.2
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 238.1
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 173.0

June 7th, 2022

According to the Robert Koch Institute the latest low numbers of new Corona infections should be interpreted with caution. Because of the extended Pentecost weekend that just ended, the actual numbers are probably higher than the reported ones.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 7th, 2022, 07:47 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 860
Total number of infections: 26,498,361
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 1,750
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 139,388
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 2
Corona patients at ICUs: 631
Hospitalization Incidence: 2.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.2
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 199.0 
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 143.3

June 6th, 2022

Probably because hardly any reporting takes place during the ongoing, extended Pentecost weekend, the official number of new Coronavirus infections is very low, and that of Corona-related deaths has been zero for two days.

According to Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, there could be a “summer wave”, but there is no certainty yet. This was the time to prepare for the fall, Professor Lauterbach twittered. An autumn like in pre-Corona times was an unlikely scenario.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 6th, 2022, 07:01 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 859
Total number of infections: 26,496,611
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 3,376
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 139,386
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 613
Hospitalization Incidence: 2.4
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.2
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 253.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 189.0

June 5th, 2022

For the first time in years, no new Coronavirus infections and no Corona-related deaths are registered in a 24-hour period. The reporting usually stalls during weekends, meaning there might actually be new cases, but those two zeros in the statistics do spread some optimism. So does the fact that no Corona patients in Berlin are connected to ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) machines anymore, for the first time since the pandemic began.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 5th, 2022, 06:47 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 858
Total number of infections: 26,493,235
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 0
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 139,386
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 616
Hospitalization Incidence: 2.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.2
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 257.6
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 191.0

June 4th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 4th, 2022, 05:21 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 857
Total number of infections: 26,493,235
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 41,087
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 139,386
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 73
Corona patients at ICUs: 636
Hospitalization Incidence: 1.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 270.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 199.2

June 3rd, 2022

Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the First Ministers from Germany’s federal states talk about the need to be prepared for rising Corona infection numbers in fall. They intend to take decisions once the governments Corona Expert Panel comes up with suggestions for the cold season. Schools and kindergartens are supposed to remain open this time, whatever happens.

The infection numbers are on the rise again. Earlier this week, Germany’s Seven Day Incidence was below 200, for the first time since November of last year. Now, it is above 260.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 3rd, 2022, 07:25 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 856
Total number of infections: 26,452,148
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 42,693
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 139,313
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 91
Corona patients at ICUs: 647
Hospitalization Incidence: 1.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 261.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 217.6

June 2nd, 2022

At Berlin’s 827 schools, pupils will not have to get tested for Coronavirus infections anymore. This new rule will be put in place after the upcoming Pentecost weekend, on June 7th, 2022. But the schools may decide to have their students tested voluntarily up to three times per week. Parents and other persons who visit schools do not have to provide any vaccination certificates or other documents anymore.

In the city state of Berlin, the mandatory mask rule for persons who are being cared for at retirement and care homes is gone as well. But caretakers do have to keep wearing protective masks.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 2nd, 2022, 06:57 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 855
Total number of infections: 26,409,455
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 48,502
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 139,222
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 131
Corona patients at ICUs: 671
Hospitalization Incidence: 1.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 221.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 189.7

June 1st, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: June 1st, 2022, 06:54 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 854
Total number of infections: 26,360,953
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 54,957
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 139,091
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 91
Corona patients at ICUs: 683
Hospitalization Incidence: 1.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 207.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 179.6

May 31st, 2022

From June 1st, 2022, Corona vaccinations, Corona tests or proof of recovery from COVID-19 are not required anymore to enter Germany. There is an exception for persons who come in from ‘Virus Variant Areas’. But because there are no areas of this kind right now, this applies in theory only.

Travelers can basically forget about Corona, at least for now, unless they enter Germany by plane. Masks still have to be worn on aircraft and in public transport in general.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 31st, 2022, 06:45 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 853
Total number of infections: 26,305,996
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 61,889
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 139,000
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 136
Corona patients at ICUs: 670
Hospitalization Incidence: 1.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 201.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 189.2

May 30th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 30th, 2022, 07:21 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 852
Total number of infections: 26,244,107
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 755
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 138,864
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 2
Corona patients at ICUs: 656
Hospitalization Incidence: 1.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 189.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 199.1

May 29th, 2022

Germany’s Seven Day Incidence reaches its lowest level since November 7th, 2021. But the numbers released by the Robert Koch Institute these days only include Coronavirus infections that were confirmed in PCR tests. Rapid tests used by private individuals are not part of the statistics, which means that the actual infection numbers potentially are a lot higher than the official ones.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 29th, 2022, 07:45 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 851
Total number of infections: 26,243,352
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 2,713
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 138,862
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 8
Corona patients at ICUs: 669
Hospitalization Incidence: 1.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 180.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 196.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 200.7

May 28th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 28th, 2022, 08:12 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 850
Total number of infections: 26,240,639
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 39,976
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 138,854
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 73
Corona patients at ICUs: 704
Hospitalization Incidence: 2.4
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 209.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 206.0

May 27th, 2022

An argument about Germany’s Infection Protection Act erupts between Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, a Social Democrat (SPD), and Justice Minister Marco Buschmann of the FDP. In an interview with ZDF TV, Lauterbach had said there needed to be a legal basis for a new mandatory mask rule in fall, in case a new Corona wave hits. Therefore, the law needed to be revised accordingly.

Buschmann told the ‘Funke Mediengruppe’, a publishing house that runs several newspapers, he would rather follow the law and have an evaluation of the situation done first, instead of taking single measures prematurely.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 27th, 2022, 06:45 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 849
Total number of infections: 26,200,663
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 1,852
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 138,781
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 2
Corona patients at ICUs: 704
Hospitalization Incidence: 2.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 211.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 202.2

May 26th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 26th, 2022, 08:38 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 848
Total number of infections: 26,198,811
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 39,705
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 138,779
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 136
Corona patients at ICUs: 719
Hospitalization Incidence: 2.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 262.6
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 251.8

May 25th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 25th, 2022, 07:01 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 847
Total number of infections: 26,159,106
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 49,141
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 138,643
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 158
Corona patients at ICUs: 741
Hospitalization Incidence: 2.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 281.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 250.8

May 24th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 24th, 2022, 07:00 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 846
Total number of infections: 26,109,965
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 64,437
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 138,485
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 159
Corona patients at ICUs: 794
Hospitalization Incidence: 2.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 307.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 250.2

May 23rd, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 23rd, 2022, 05:46 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 845
Total number of infections: 26,045,528
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 1,245
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 138,326
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 1
Corona patients at ICUs: 815
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 312.1
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 261.4

May 22nd, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 22nd, 2022, 06:38 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 844
Total number of infections: 26,044,283
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 3,823
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 138,325
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 1
Corona patients at ICUs: 801
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 322.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 261.0

May 21st, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 21st, 2022, 08:31 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 843
Total number of infections: 26,040,460
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 42,375
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 138,324
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 120
Corona patients at ICUs: 819
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 342.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 268.3

May 20th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 20th, 2022, 06:40 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 842
Total number of infections: 25,998,085
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 48,910
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 138,204
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 151
Corona patients at ICUs: 873
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 361.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 282.0

May 19th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 19th, 2022, 07:29 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 841
Total number of infections: 25,949,175
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 58,719
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 138,053
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 165
Corona patients at ICUs: 905
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 383.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 304.9

May 18th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 18th, 2022, 07:35 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 840
Total number of infections: 25,890,456
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 72,051
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 137,888
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 174
Corona patients at ICUs: 944
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 407.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 321.4

May 17th, 2022

During an online conference, the Health Ministers and Health Senators from Germany’s sixteen federal states demand a legal framework that would give their governments the right to take measures against a new Coronavirus wave they expect to hit in the next cold season. They want the states to have the option to put in place mandatory mask rules and to impose access restrictions on public places and establishments.

Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach welcomes his colleagues’ decisions. Indeed, the states needed the right tools in order to be able to fight a resurgence of the Coronavirus, he says. The country needed to be prepared.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 17th, 2022, 06:04 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 839
Total number of infections: 25,818,405
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 86,252
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 137,714
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 215
Corona patients at ICUs: 943
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 437.6
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 347.0

May 16th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 16th, 2022, 05:06 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 838
Total number of infections: 25,732,153
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 2,305
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 137,499
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 923
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 439.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 375.0

May 15th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 15th, 2022, 06:02 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 837
Total number of infections: 25,729,848
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 6,151
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 137,499
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 7
Corona patients at ICUs: 943
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 452.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 377.7

May 14th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 14th, 2022, 06:25 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 836
Total number of infections: 25,723,697
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 61,859
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 137,492
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 144
Corona patients at ICUs: 979
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.3
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 477.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 375.6

May 13th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 13th, 2022, 06:55 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 835
Total number of infections: 25,661,831
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 68,999
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 137,348
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 164
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,002
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.3
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 485.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 356.7

May 12th, 2022

Germany’s federal government disbands its Corona Crisis Committee which was headed by the Bundeswehr’s Major General Carsten Breuer. Its main task was to keep the Corona vaccination campaign going. According to the government, the situation has changed since the Committee was set up some five months ago. A spokeslady said the decision to get rid of the Corona Crisis Committee should not be misunderstood. The Corona pandemic was not over.

The Corona infection numbers are still very high, and the actual numbers are probably a lot higher than the official ones, also because only cases confirmed by PCR tests make it into the Robert Koch Institute’s statistics. But the trend is going in the right direction.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 12th, 2022, 07:41 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 834
Total number of infections: 25,592,839
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 88,961
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 137,184
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 197
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,034
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.2
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 502.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 347.9

May 11th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 11th, 2022, 07:04 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 833
Total number of infections: 25,503,878
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 97,010 
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 136,987
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 231
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,064
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 507.1
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 338.3

May 10th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 10th, 2022, 06:20 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 832
Total number of infections: 25,406,868
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 107,568
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 136,756
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 218
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,094
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 522.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 350.9

May 9th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 9th, 2022, 07:04 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 831
Total number of infections: 25,299,300
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 3,350
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 136,538
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 5
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,090
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 499.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 337.9

May 8th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 8th, 2022, 06:56 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 830
Total number of infections: 25,295,950
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 8,488
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 136,533
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 10
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,077
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 514.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 338.3

May 7th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 7th, 2022, 08:04 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 829
Total number of infections: 25,287,642
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 72,252
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 136,523
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 184
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,117
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 179.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 544.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 343.9

May 6th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 6th, 2022, 08:15 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 828
Total number of infections: 25,215,210
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 85,073
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 136,339
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 214
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,179
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 178.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 553.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 369.9

May 5th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 5th, 2022, 08:58 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 827
Total number of infections: 25,130,137
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 96,167
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 136,125
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 183
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,213
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 178.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 566.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 415.8

May 4th, 2022

In several of Germany’s federal states, including in Berlin and Brandenburg, the quarantine rules are about to change. The governments in the two states mentioned just decided to apply a minimum isolation period of five days for persons who were infected, but have been symptom-free for 48 hours and test negative for Corona. Individuals who were in contact with infected people will not have to isolate themselves at all. These new regulations are supposed to be put in place on Friday.

The total number of Corona infections in Germany since the Coronavirus hit in early 2020 just exceeded 25 million. Since yesterday, more than 106,000 new infections were registered. But the Seven Day Incidence is decreasing.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 4th, 2022, 08:11 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 826
Total number of infections: 25,033,970
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 106,631
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 135,942
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 241
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,279
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 178.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 591.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 457.8

May 3rd, 2022

The number of new Coronavirus infections in Germany and that of Corona-related deaths jumped back to high levels after they had been very low due to the fact that far less reporting takes place on weekends. But Germany’s Seven Day Incidence decreased to 632.2. In the sixteen federal states, the Incidence shows levels between 364.9 (Thuringia) and 892.9 (Lower Saxony).

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 3rd, 2022, 07:17 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 825
Total number of infections: 24,927,339
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 113,522
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 135,701
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 240
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,323
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 178.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 632.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 503.1

May 2nd, 2022

For the first time since September of last year, not one Corona-related death was listed in the Robert Koch Institute’s daily report. After weekends, the numbers are usually a lot lower though because the reporting stalls on Saturdays and Sundays. Only about 4,000 new Corona infections were registered since yesterday, while Germany’s Seven Day Incidence decreased to 639.5. Thuringia is the federal state with the lowest Incidence. This morning, it was 403.4.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 2nd, 2022, 07:43 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 824
Total number of infections: 24,813,817
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 4,032
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 135,461
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 0
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,339
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 178.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 639.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 458.5

May 1st, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: May 1st, 2022, 08:30 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 823
Total number of infections: 24,809,785
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 11,718
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 135,461
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 10
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,353
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 178.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

(The authorities corrected the vaccination numbers on Apr. 30th)
Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 666.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 506.3

April 30th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 30th, 2022, 08:10 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 822
Total number of infections: 24,798,067
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 87,298
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 135,451
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 159
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,379
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 178.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

(The authorities corrected the vaccination numbers on Apr. 30th)
Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 717.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 519.2

April 29th, 2022

According to Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, a study conducted by the University of Freiburg shows that vaccinations protect people from the latest variants of the Coronavirus more effectively than recent Corona infections. Recovered individuals would benefit from immunizations too, Lauterbach wrote on Twitter. This was an important aspect for the next cold season.

The infection numbers in Germany are still very high, but have decreased by about half, compared to the levels that were registered a few weeks ago. The Seven Day Incidence is now 758.5.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 29th, 2022, 08:47 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 821
Total number of infections: 24,710,769
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 101,610
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 135,292
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 214
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,408
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 758.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 525.3

April 28th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 28th, 2022, 07:53 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 820
Total number of infections: 24,609,159
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 130,104
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 135,078
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 246
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,446
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 826.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 521.7

April 27th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 28th, 2022, 07:53 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 820
Total number of infections: 24,479,055
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 141,661
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 134,832
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 343
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,520
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 887.6
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 500.0

April 26th, 2022

Germany’s Seven Day Incidence just rose substantially. The country’s Corona infection numbers might still be in the process of bouncing back to realistic levels after the Easter holidays. Just like the national Incidence, Berlin’s level in creased by 120 points, but it is still the federal state with the lowest Incidence of them all.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach demanded an expansion of Corona research. He retweeted the result of a study according to which 75 percent of all Corona patients who have been treated at hospitals were still not completely healthy one year later.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 26th, 2022, 07:46 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 818
Total number of infections: 24,337,394
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 136,798
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 134,489
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 304
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,579
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.0
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 909.1
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 519.1

April 25th, 2022

After the Easter vacations, it is back to school in most of Germany’s federal states. In several of them, including Berlin and Brandenburg, the mandatory mask rule does not apply anymore. The Brandenburgian government decided to require three Corona tests from all schoolkids this week. In Berlin, everyone at school, including pupils and teachers, will have to be tested on a regular basis for a longer time period.

By requiring a lot of testing this week, both states want to make sure kids or teachers do not bring the Coronavirus to school from trips they may have taken during the vacations.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 25th, 2022, 07:56 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 817
Total number of infections: 24,200,596
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 20,084
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 134,185
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 6
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,571
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 790.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 401.0

April 24th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 24th, 2022, 09:37 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 816
Total number of infections: 24,180,512
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 39,179
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 134,179
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 24
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,614
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 807.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 404.1

April 23rd, 2022

Since the Easter holidays, Germany’s Seven Day Incidence has increased substantially. Obviously, the same applies to its sixteen federal states. Four of them, Bremen, Lower Saxony, Saarland and Schleswig-Holstein, are back on four-digit territory now. Berlin’s Incidence rose from 344.0 on Friday to 413.3 today. The number of Corona-related deaths is still high, while the Corona vaccination campaign has almost come to a standstill. The numbers are not moving.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 23rd, 2022, 07:32 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 815
Total number of infections: 24,141,333
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 135,079
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 134,155
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 234
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,614
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 821.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 413.3

April 22nd, 2022

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach says the Corona situation will probably improve to a certain extent in summer, but not as far as last year. In fall, there could be a new variant that cannot be stopped with vaccinations, like Omicron, but which enters the lung tissue like Delta. The Minister says he knows nobody wanted to hear about this, but he was being paid to state the truth.

Germany’s Seven Day Incidence Increases to 733.4. The total number of Coronavirus infections since the pandemic started in early 2020 now exceeds 24 million. Berlin still is the federal state with the lowest Seven Day Incidence. It just decreased to 344.0.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 22nd, 2022, 07:41 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 814
Total number of infections: 24,006,254
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 161,718
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 133,921
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 289
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,647
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 733.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 344.0

April 21st, 2022

After Easter, the Seven Day Incidence is rising again. This probably has to do with Corona infection cases that were registered during the holidays, but reported afterwards. Since yesterday, the number of new infections per day has reached very high levels again. So has that of Corona-related deaths.

On Twitter, Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach retweeted an American projection that was released after the discovery of a new Omicron subvariant called B.2.12.1. It is supposed to be more contagious than BA.2 and could lead to yet another increase of infection numbers. “Nobody likes to hear these things, but that’s the way it is”, Lauterbach wrote.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 21st, 2022, 07:20 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 813
Total number of infections: 23,844,536
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 186,325
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 133,632
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 324
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,733
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 720.6
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 350.6

April 20th, 2022

After the Easter holidays, Germany’s infection numbers have increased substantially because doctor’s offices, health authorities and hospitals have gone back to reporting their cases. The Seven Day Incidence increased again. More than 198,000 new Coronavirus infections were registered ,and the number of Corona-related deaths jumped from 7 on Tuesday to 348 today.

In Berlin, 16 people died of COVID-19 since yesterday. There are 4,592 new infections in the capital. At this stage, 744 Corona patients are being treated at Berlin’s hospitals. The city state’s Incidence is still the lowest in Germany. Today’s level is 342.7.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 20th, 2022, 08:50 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 812
Total number of infections: 23,658,211
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 198,583
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 133,308
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 348
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,800
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 688.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 342.7

April 19th, 2022

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach is being slammed by virologists, including Hendrik Streeck who says he was “spreading panic”. On Easter Sunday, ‘Bild am Sonntag’ had published an interview with Lauterbach in which he had said there could be a highly contagious Omicron mutation in fall. He referred to it as “an absolute killer variant“.

Lauterbach stated Germany’s Infection Protection Act needed to be adjusted. He also said he expected a vaccine against the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus to be available in September.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 19th, 2022, 08:12 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 812
Total number of infections: 23,459,628
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 22,483
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 132,960
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 7
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,763
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 669.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 357.7

April 18th, 2022

Note: Because of the ongoing Easter holidays, less hospitals, doctors and health authorities report new infections. That is why the actual numbers might actually be higher than the official ones.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 18th, 2022, 08:48 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 811
Total number of infections: 23,437,145
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 20,482
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 132,953
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 11
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,769
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 808.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 482.3

April 17th, 2022

By now, 12 out of 16 federal states have three-digit Seven Day Incidences. But the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) still says the numbers are affected by the ongoing Easter holidays. Less Corona infection cases are being reported. Therefore, the numbers should be interpreted with caution. After holidays of this kind, it usually takes a week until the RKI numbers include all registered cases again.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 17th, 2022, 09:13 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 810
Total number of infections: 23,416,663
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 39,784
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 132,942
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 13
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,743
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 834.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 483.6

April 16th, 2022

For the first time in two and a half months, Germany’s Seven Day Incidence is a three-digit number. But the Robert Koch Institute says the numbers needed to be interpreted with caution right now, because of the fact that less cases are being reported during the ongoing Easter holidays.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 16th, 2022, 08:58 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 809
Total number of infections: 23,376,879
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 37,568
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 132,929
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 29
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,794
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.4
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 876.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 484.3

April 15th, 2022

The Robert Koch Institute says less Corona infections will be reported during the ongoing Easter holiday. Therefore, the data needed to be interpreted with caution. According to the available data, most numbers are falling. There are less new infections and the Incidence is decreasing. So is the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care. At the same time, there are still many Corona-related deaths.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 15th, 2022, 07:37 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 808
Total number of infections: 23,339,311
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 156,864
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 132,900
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 212
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,817
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,001.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 578.2

April 14th, 2022

In Germany, the Coronavirus infection numbers are continuing to decrease. Today, some 165,000 new ones were reported. This may be a very high number, but it is lower by 36,000 compared to last Thursday. The Seven Day Incidence is about to reach three-digit territory after it had been in the four-digit range since January 27th, 2022. Berlin is the state with the lowest Incidence. Brandenburg is looking good as well, compared to most other federal states.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 14th, 2022, 08:10 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 807
Total number of infections: 23,182,447
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 165,368
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 132,688
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 310
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,849
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,015.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 601.5

April 13th, 2022

Berlin continues to be the federal state with the lowest number of new Corona infections. The city state’s Seven Day Incidence just dropped down to 606.2. Sixty percent of all Berliners now have booster vaccinations, 80 percent are vaccinated (two shots).

On the national level, the numbers are decreasing as well. Compared to last Wednesday, 38,000 less new infections were registered. The Incidence might fall below 1,000 later this week if the trend continues.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 13th, 2022, 06:18 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 806
Total number of infections: 23,017,079
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 176,303
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 132,378
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 361
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,910
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,044.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 606.2

April 12th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 12th, 2022, 08:24 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 805
Total number of infections: 22,840,776
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 162,790
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 132,017
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 289
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,980
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,087.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 659.0

April 11th, 2022

In Germany, today’s number of new Coronavirus infections is the lowest it has been since January 10th, 2022. The country also registers its lowest Seven Day Incidence since January 28th. There are now six federal states with Incidences below 1,000, and more seem to be inching downward towards three-digit levels.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 11th, 2022, 05:44 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 804
Total number of infections: 22,677,986
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 30,789
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 131,728
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 13
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,991
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,080,0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 696.4

April 10th, 2022

In Germany, the Corona vaccination campaign is still stalling. Seventy-six percent of all Germans are immunized, 49 of them also got booster shots. These numbers hardly change anymore because the campaign is so slow. According to the ‘Welt am Sonntag’ publication, 77 million doses of vaccine are in stock right now. Eleven million doses will reach their expiration date at the end of June unless they are used, the paper reports.

Germany’s infection numbers are definitely decreasing. The country’s Seven Day Incidence dropped down to 1,097.9. It has not been this ‘low’ since January 28th, 2022. On the other hand, this level is still extremely high. Four out of sixteen federal states now have three-digit Incidences. They are Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Brandenburg and North Rhine-Westphalia. All other states are still in the four-digit range.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 10th, 2022, 06:27 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 803
Total number of infections: 22,647,197
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 55,471
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 131,715
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 36
Corona patients at ICUs: 1,984
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,097.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 698.2

April 9th, 2022

The number of new Corona infections in Germany keeps on decreasing, but has not reached an ‘acceptable level’ yet. More than 150,000 were registered today. Last Saturday, there were 46,000 more. The Seven Day Incidence is 1,141.8, the lowest it has been since January 29th, 2022.

The Incidences in Berlin and Brandenburg are below 800, while four-digit levels were registered in the other fourteen federal states. Germany’s Corona hotspot is Erfurt. In this Thuringian city, the Incidence is above 4,000 (no typo). All other cities and counties in Germany are at levels below 3,000. More and more are dropping below 1,000.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 9th, 2022, 07:10 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 802
Total number of infections: 22,591,726
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 150,675
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 131,679
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 309
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,029
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.3
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,141.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 714.9

April 8th, 2022

The Berlin Bundestag rejects two proposals for mandatory Corona vaccination laws, but also two initiatives against immunizations. With this outcome, fighting Corona in fall would be more difficult, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach says. He vows the subject was not off the table.

In the meantime, the Robert Koch Institute confirms the ongoing Corona wave has passed its peak. It appeals to people to wear masks anyway and to keep their distance. The trend in the next four weeks depended on people’s behavior.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 8th, 2022, 07:20 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 801
Total number of infections: 22,441,051
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 175,263
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 131,370
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 334
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,052
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.3
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,181.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 752.3

April 7th, 2022

The Berlin Bundestag was going to deal with several proposals in regard to mandatory vaccinations today. In the morning, it was unclear whether there would be a majority for any of them.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach retracts the decision to lift the mandatory isolation rule for persons who arte infected with the Coronavirus on May 1st. He says it had been a mistake he was responsible for, personally. In cases in which decisions did not really work, they needed to be retracted, the Minister told the press in Berlin. People who have come in contact with infected individuals will not be forced to go into quarantine anymore from May 1st though. But there is a recommendation that says they should.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 7th, 2022, 07:20 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 800
Total number of infections: 22,265,788
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 201,729
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 131,036
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 328
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,111
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.2
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,251.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 767.3

April 6th, 2022

In Germany, the number of COVID-19 patients who are in emergency care is slowly decreasing. According to DIVI Intensivregister, there are 2,160 right now. Eight hundred and thirty or 38 percent of them are connected to respirators.

The number of new Coronavirus infections is still extremely high, but decreasing as well. Last Wednesday, there were more than 268,000 new cases. Today, close to 215,000 were reported. Germany’s Seven Day Incidence dropped down to 1,322.2.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 6th, 2022, 04:55 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 799
Total number of infections: 22,064,059
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 214,985
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 130,708
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 340
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,160
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.2
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,322.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 811.1

April 5th, 2022

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 5th, 2022, 07:43 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 798
Total number of infections: 21,849,074
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 180,397
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 130,368
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 316
Corona patients at ICUs: n/a
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.0
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,394.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 814.4

April 4th, 2022

According to the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, there have been 41,129 new Corona infections since Sunday. It is the lowest number since January 17th, 2022. On the other hand, this kind of number was considered to be extremely high not so long ago. Germany’s Seven Day Incidence decreased to 1,424.6. It has not been this low since February 6th. But, again, this level is actually very high, even though it is lower than it was before.

Berlin’s Incidence is decreasing too. It just dropped down to 867.6. Berlin is still the only federal state in Germany with a three-digit Incidence. The fifteen other states are in the four-digit range. Saarland continues to be Germany’s Corona hotspot. Here, the Incidence level is 2,112.1.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 4th, 2022, 06:11 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 797
Total number of infections: 21,668,677
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 41,129
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 130,052
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 23
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,211
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.0
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,424.6
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 867.6

April 3rd, 2022

All federal states in Germany need to follow the new Corona rules from today, or declare themselves Corona hotspots. This is the choice they have according to the new Infection Protection Act. An interim period ended last night at midnight. In all but two states, the ‘2G’ and ‘3G’ rules are gone. Masks in shops and restaurants are not required anymore.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 3rd, 2022, 07:14 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 796
Total number of infections: 21,627,548
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 74,053
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 130,029
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 42
Corona patients at ICUs: n/a
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,457.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 872.4

April 2nd, 2022

The number of new Corona infections registered in Germany is a lot lower than it was last Saturday. Back then, the Robert Koch Institute reported more than 252,000 new infections. Today, there are 196,456 new cases. The Seven Day Incidence decreased further. It is 1,531.5 today. Berlin is the only federal state with a three-digit Incidence. All others are at four-digit levels.

Germany’s vaccination campaign is extremely slow by now. On weekdays, only 37,000 to 62,000 shots are administered these days. A few weeks ago, up to 1.5 million vaccinations were registered per day.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 2nd, 2022, 07:05 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 795
Total number of infections: 21,553,495
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 196,456
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 129,987
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 292
Corona patients at ICUs: n/a
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,531.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 889.1

April 1st, 2022

From today, masks in Berlin’s shops and restaurants will not be required anymore, unless the businesses put in place compulsory mask rules themselves. Some businesses in the capital are hoping people will wear protective masks anyway. Neighboring Brandenburg will get rid of its mask rule on Monday. But masks are still mandatory in public transport, hospitals and care facilities. The compulsory mask rule was put in place on April 29th, 2020, and has been followed since.

Germany’s Ministry of Health is working on changing the quarantine regulations too. Today, infected individuals and contact persons have to isolate themselves for ten days. After a minimum of seven days, they can get out if they test negative. Soon, the quarantine period might be decreased to five days. While the state wants to rely on people’s personal responsibility in most cases, employees of hospitals and care facilities are supposed to be forced to go into quarantine when they are infected and get tested after five days. So far, this is an idea that is being discussed.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: April 1st, 2022, 08:02 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 794
Total number of infections: 21,357,039
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 252,530
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 129,695
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 304
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,306
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 172.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 76.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,586.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 915.8

March 31st, 2022

In Germany, most Corona rules will not apply anymore. Some states will get rid of them on Saturday, some on Sunday and some on Monday. Masks will be required in hospitals and in public transport, but not in shops or restaurants. But there will be exceptions. Two federal states, Hamburg and Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania, will keep the rules until late April. They declared themselves Corona hotspots.

In Berlin, many restaurants and bars intend to keep the mandatory mask rule too. The RBB radio and TV network reports, the owners of about half of all businesses of this kind in the German capital did not agree with the government’s approach. This means the rules will differ from restaurant to restaurant, from bar to bar.

March 30th, 2022

Berlin will be dropping most Corona rules on April 1st. Starting on Friday, masks will be required in public transport, hospitals and care facilities, but not in shops, malls, restaurants, cafés or similar establishments. Persons who enter refugee hostels, jails and juvenile shelters will have to put them on. But at schools, no masks will have to be worn anymore either. Pupils, teachers and all employees need to get tested though, on a regular basis.

All of Germany’s federal states have to take this approach which the federal government calls “basic protection”. It is in line with the policies most European neighbors chose to pursue as well. On the other hand, this is a bad moment for lifting Corona rules, according to critics, also because the likelihood of getting infected with Corona is the highest it has ever been. The dominating Corona variant Omicron mainly threatens unvaccinated persons. Those who are immunized will not go through severe disease progressions in most cases.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 30th, 2022, 08:08 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 792
Total number of infections: 20,829,608
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 268,477
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 129,112
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 348
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,374
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,663.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,005.4

March 29th, 2022

Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach and his colleagues in some federal states argued about the new Corona regulations again. Five states wanted to have the current rules prolonged, but failed. Lauterbach told them the old rules could not be justified legally anymore because the German health system was not in danger of being overburdened right now.

The old regulations applied until March 20th, 2022, but the states had the right to prolong them during an interim period which expires in the first days of April. This means that changes are imminent. The mandatory mask rule will not apply in shops anymore, but it will in public transport. The states have the option to declare cities, counties or their entire areas Corona hotspots, and to put in place stricter rules at those locations.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 29th, 2022, 07:59 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 791
Total number of infections: 20,561,131
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 237,352
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 128,764
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 307
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,353
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,703.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,076.5

March 28th, 2022

As usual, less new Corona infections are registered this Monday morning, mainly because the reporting stalls on weekends. Compared to last Monday, there are 24,500 new cases less. Whether this is the beginning of a trend is unclear at this stage. All in all, the infection numbers are at an extremely high level. On some weekdays, the Robert Koch Institute reports around 300,000 new Coronavirus cases per day.

Germany’s Seven Day Incidence decreases slightly, to 1,700.6. Six federal states continue to have Incidences above 2,000. They are Bavaria, Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. Berlin’s level is 1,123.0 today. The Hospitalization Incidence rises slightly, to 7.5.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 28th, 2022, 05:25 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 790
Total number of infections: 20,323,779
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 67,501
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 128,457
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 20
Corona patients at ICUs: n/a
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,700.6
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,123.0

March 27th, 2022

Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach defends the new Infection Protection Act the government he is part of pushed through the Bundestag the other day. According to the new law, masks at supermarkets or other shops are not required anymore. But Lauterbach wants supermarkets to “make use of their householder’s rights” and implement compulsory mask rules themselves.

In most federal states, the new Corona rules will apply from April 1st, 2nd or 3rd. The easing of the mask rule people have followed for one and a half years comes at a time at which the probability for getting infected is higher than it ever was.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 27th, 2022, 07:36 a.m. CEDT
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 789
Total number of infections: 20,256,278
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 111,224
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 128,437
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 49
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,334
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.4
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,723.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,122.7

March 26th, 2022

According to Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, the Corona situation in Germany is “not good”. Every day, around 300,000 new infections are registered. Lauterbach said he believed the actual number was double that. He stated something needed to be done and called on the federal states to take measures. Germany’s new Infection Protection Act gives them the right to put in place restrictions in Corona hotspots. Three hundred Corona-related deaths and an overburdening of the health system was not acceptable, the Minister said in Berlin.

Again, Lauterbach asked people to get immunized against Corona now. The unvaccinated needed to expect “to be infected in the coming days”. He said the risk of getting infected now was higher than it had been in the past two years, since the crisis had begun. “This also applies to those who are saying they had managed to get through the crisis well”, Karl Lauterbach stressed.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 26th, 2022, 08:09 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 788
Total number of infections: 20,145,054
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 252,026
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 128,388
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 278
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,312
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,758.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,109.9

March 25th, 2022

There is still no improvement. In Germany, the number of new Corona infections since yesterday is the third-highest since the pandemic hit two years ago, and the Seven Day Incidence reached another all-time high. Just as one federal state, Saxony-Anhalt, dropped below 2,000 on its Incidence, another state, Lower Saxony, surpassed this level, meaning there still are six states with this kind of number.

According to several German-language media, two states intend to keep the mandatory mask rule in shops and public buildings. They are Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania, where the Incidence is above 2,400, and Hamburg, which is at a level of 1,078.7. It is the lowest in Germany. The new Infection Protection Act the Bundestag just passed gives federal states the right to put in place mandatory mask rules and restrictions in Corona hotspots. But the latter have to be declared by the state parliaments first.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 25th, 2022, 06:36 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 787
Total number of infections: 19,893,028
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 296,498
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 128,110
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 288
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,329
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,756.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,087.4

March 24th, 2022

More than 318,000 new Corona infections are registered within 24 hours. This is the population of a city like Bonn, Münster or Karlsruhe. And it is another all-time high. Germany’s Seven Day Incidence also reaches a record level. It now stands at 1,752.0. Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania continues to be the federal state with the highest Incidence. Today’s level is above 2,400.

Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach tells the ‘Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung’ daily, the “setscrews” would have to be “adjusted”. He said the “efficiency reserves” in the health system would have to be increased along with the government’s grants in this field and the health insurance premiums. In the meantime, the Verdi union wants the compulsory mask rule in shops to be prolonged.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 24th, 2022, 07:47 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 786
Total number of infections: 19,596,530
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 318,387
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 127,822
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 300
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,335
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,752.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,061.1

March 23rd, 2022

In Saxony, one of the six federal states with Seven Day Incidences above 2,000, Governor Michael Kretschmer disagrees with his fellow CDU party members at the state parliament. He wants to declare his stage a Corona hotspot. That way, he could put in place more Corona rules and restrictions. But his colleagues oppose any such move. Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach says Kretschmer was right.

More than 283,000 new Corona cases are registered within 24 hours. This is one of the highest numbers Germany was ever forced to add to its Corona statistics. Since Tuesday, 329 Corona patients died, while Germany’s Incidence rose slightly, to 1,734.2.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 23rd, 2022, 11:59 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 785
Total number of infections: 19,278,143
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 283,732
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 127,522
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 329
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,382
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,734.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,067.1

March 22nd, 2022

It is still unclear whether there will be mandatory Corona vaccinations in Germany. Chancellor Scholz and Health Minister Karl Lauterbach are in favor of a law of this kind, but there might not be a majority at the Bundestag. On Monday, the parliament’s Health Committee discussed the subject.

In the meantime, the Corona numbers are still very high. More than 222,000 new infections were registered since yesterday. Germany’s Seven Day Incidence rose slightly. Its level is now 1,733.4. While Berlin has a three-digit Incidence again, six federal states are above 2,000. They are Bavaria, Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 22nd, 2022, 08:07 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 784
Total number of infections: 18,994,411
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 222,080
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 127,193
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 264
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,347
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,733.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 997.2

March 21st, 2022

The Robert Koch Institute registers 92,314 new Corona infections, or some 33,000 less than last Monday, while the Seven Day Incidence rises a little, compared to Sunday. But it is still lower than it was on Saturday. Whether this is the beginning of a trend reversal is not known. The number of federal states with Incidences above 2,000 decreases to five.

In Germany’s 412 counties, there is a wide range of Incidence levels. In Sigmaringen (Baden-Württemberg), it is 3,614.5. Vechta (Lower Saxony), where the Incidence is 434.2 only, looks a lot better.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 21st, 2022, 07:21 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 783
Total number of infections: 18,772,331
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 92,314
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 126,929
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 13
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,272
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,714.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,071.9

March 20th, 2022

Germany gets rid of most Corona rules. only a “basic protection” is left. Masks have to be worn in public transport, long-distance trains and on aircraft, in shelters for asylum seekers, care facilities and hospitals, but not in shops. The federal states have the right to put in place mask and distance rules in Corona hotspots.

In most of Germany’s states, the new Infection Protection Act, which was passed by both the Bundestag and the Bundesrat, will apply in early April. They used their option to prolong the old Corona rules until then.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 20th, 2022
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 782
Total number of infections: 18,680,017
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 131,792
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 126,916
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 49
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,285
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,709
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: n/a

March 19th, 2022

Both the Bundestag and the Bundesrat approve Germany’s new Infection Protection Act. From March 20th, 2022, the country will have rather lax Corona rules considering extremely high infection numbers are being reported on a daily basis. On the other hand, the Omicron variant mostly does not cause severe disease progression. Most federal states believe the new rulers do not go far enough, but voted for the new law anyway.

From tomorrow, masks are still required in public transport, on aircraft, at hospitals and care facilities, but not at shops or most other public places. The states have the right to tighten the rules to some extent in cities or counties that become Corona hotspots. Mandatory Corona vaccinations are still being discussed separately.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 19th, 2022, 08:22 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 781
Total number of infections: 18,548,225
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 260,239
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 126,867
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 221
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,285
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,735.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,100.8

March 18th, 2022

Germany’s number of new Corona infections within 24 hours reaches another all-time high. Since yesterday, there have been 297,845 new cases. The Seven Day Incidence hits a record high as well. Five federal states now have Incidences above 2,000. They are Bavaria, Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania, Saarland, Saxony and Thuringia.

Later today, the Bundestag was going to pass the new Infection Protection Act. It gets rid of most Corona rules. Masks will only have to be worn in public transport, hospitals and similar facilities. The federal states are supposed to have the right to put in place certain rules in regions with high Incidences. At this moment, there is hardly any spot with low ones.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 18th, 2022, 08:05 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 780
Total number of infections: 18,287,986
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 297,845
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 126,646
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 226
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,284
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.3
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,706.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,144.9

March 17th, 2022

The number of new Coronavirus infections reaches a new all-time high. Almost 295,000 new cases are being registered. Germany’s Seven Day Incidence is the highest ever as well. It’s level reaches 1,651.4. The number of Corona-related deaths remains high too. On top of it all, the Hospitalization Incidence increases.

In the meantime, the Berlin Bundestag is in the process of lifting most Corona rules. A new Infection Protection Act is supposed to pass the parliament this week. In spite of the exploding infection numbers, masks at supermarkets and restaurants will not be mandatory anymore, unless the draft is changed at the last minute. Critics see a contradiction here.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 17th, 2022, 10:38 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 779
Total number of infections: 17,990,141
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 294,931
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 126,420
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 278
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,304
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.4
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.3
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,651.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,117.2

March 16th, 2022

The Berlin Senate postpones the lifting of most Corona rules until April 1st, in anticipation of a new Infection Protection Act the Bundestag is supposed to pass on Friday. Originally, most rules and restrictions were supposed to be dumped on March 20th.

Not everyone agrees this is the right moment to ease restrictions, because the infection numbers are not decreasing, but rising. The Robert Koch Institute reports the second-biggest number of new Infections of all time. Since yesterday, more than 262,000 cases had to be added to the statistics. Berlin’s Incidence jumped up to 1,102.4. Most other federal states have reached even higher levels.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 16th, 2022, 08:30 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 778
Total number of infections: 17,695,210
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 262,593
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 126,142
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 269
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,297
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.7

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,607.1
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,102.4

March 15th, 2022

On day number 777, the Corona infection numbers in Germany are on the rise. On Tuesdays, they are usually a lot lower, because of the weekend effect, but this time almost 200,000 new infections were reported in the past 24 hours. The Seven Day Incidence just reached a new all-time high. Berlin’s Incidence increased by more than 100 since yesterday.

More problems could be building up. One Deltacron infection was confirmed in Germany so far. This new mutation which seems to be a mix of the Omicron and the Delta mutation has been confirmed in other European countries too. For now, it is unclear how dangerous it is.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 15th, 2022, 07:08 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 777
Total number of infections: 17,432,617
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 198,888
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 125,873
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 283
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,261
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.7

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,585.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 871.8

March 14th, 2022

According to the German Ministry of Health, the share the Omicron subtype BA.2 has officially reached 48.2 percent. Experts believe, this even more contagious variant actually is the dominating one already. By now, the Delta mutation has shrunk to 0.7 percent of all active Coronavirus cases in Germany. The spread of BA.2 explains the increasing infection numbers.

On Monday in the early morning, 92,378 new cases were reported for the past 24 hours. Last Monday, the number of new infections was lower by 14,000. Germany’s Seven Day Incidence is still increasing. Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania’s Incidence is above 2,100, Bavaria, Saarland and Thuringia are above 1,900, and three states, Baden-Württemberg, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, above 1,800.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 14th, 2022, 08:03 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 776
Total number of infections: 17,233,729
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 92,378
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 125,590
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 19
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,193
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.7

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,543.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 765.6

March 13th, 2022

Experts are criticizing the German government for its Corona approach. This coming week, the Infection Protection Act needs to be amended because it expires on March 20th. At this stage, the government intends to get rid of the mandatory mask rule in shops. Experts are horrified. Gernot Marx, the President of Germany’s Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care Medicine, told the Funke Mediengruppe this would be a mistake. Colleagues agree with him.

The number of new Corona infections registered in the past 24 hours is a lot higher, by 30,000 cases, than last Sunday. Back then, the Seven Day Incidence was 1,231.1. Now, it is 1,526.8. The Hospitalization Incidence is on the rise as well.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 13th, 2022, 08:13 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 775
Total number of infections: 17,141,351
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 146,607
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 125,571
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 50
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,113
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 171.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.7

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,526.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 766.5

March 12th, 2022

Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach tells the press in Berlin the Corona situation was critical. He warns against throwing all anti-Corona measures overboard because of the rising infection numbers and states the country could not be satisfied with a situation in which 200 to 250 Corona patients died every day. The notion that the spreading Omicron variant of the Coronavirus was milder was partially inaccurate, he says.

In the meantime, the infection numbers are increasing substantially yet again. More than 237,000 infections were registered since Friday. The Seven Day Incidence jumped to 1,496.0 and the Hospitalization Incidence to 7.0.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 12th, 2022, 08:57 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 774
Total number of infections: 16,994,744
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 237,086
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 125,521
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 249
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,118
Hospitalization Incidence: 7.0
Number of vaccine doses administered: 170.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.7

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,496.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 776.0

March 11th, 2022

Again, Germany had to add more than 250,000 new Corona infections to its statistics within 24 hours while the Seven Day Incidence climbed to 1,439.0. The reason behind this is what could be called the BA.2 wave or the second Omicron wave. Officially, the share of the more contagious Omicron subtype is now 48 percent in Germany, but experts believe it is actually the dominant type already.

Even in Berlin, where the numbers had decreased for a while, a trend reversal was registered. Yesterday, the German capital’s Incidence was below 700, now it is 727.5. Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania is above 2,000, for five states, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Saarland, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia, Incidences above 1,700 were reported. Only three out of 16 states still have three-digit Incidences. The Hospitalization Incidence rose to 6.7.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 11th, 2022, 07:54 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 773
Total number of infections: 16,757,658
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 252,836
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 125,272
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 249
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,115
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.7
Number of vaccine doses administered: 170.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.7

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,439.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 727.5

March 10th, 2022

Germany’s Corona infection numbers rose substantially yet again. On Friday, 262,752 new cases were registered. It is the highest number ever. Last Thursday, the number was a lot lower, by 52,000 cases. Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania is the federal state with the highest Seven Day Incidence. Today, the level there was 1,938.1, while the national Incidence rose to 1,388.5.

There is a known reason for the increasing infection numbers. It is the Omicron subtype BA.2, which is supposed to be even more contagious than the regular Omicron mutation. Two and a half weeks ago, on February 20th, 2022, the share of BA.2 cases among all Corona infections in Germany was 38 percent. By now, BA.2 most likely is the dominating subtype, experts believe. At least for now, Germany intends to drop most Corona restrictions on March 20th, but give the federal states the right to take action in Corona hotspots.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 10th, 2022, 07:58 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 772
Total number of infections: 16,504,822
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 262,752
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 125,023
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 259
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,117
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 170.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.6

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,388.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 692.3

March 9th, 2022

While Germany is looking at Russia’s war in Ukraine and dealing with the arrival of refugees from there, the ongoing Coronavirus wave is not receding the way it was supposed to. There are 215,854 new infections today, some 29,000 more than last Wednesday. The Seven Day Incidence continues to rise. On top of it all, the number of Corona-related deaths is still high. More than 300 COVID-19 patients died since yesterday.

Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania now has the highest Incidence. The level is 1,767.2 today. Five more federal states are above 1,500. Brandenburg is looking bad as well, with an Incidence of 1,435. The province includes the town of Brandenburg an der Havel, which has become Germany’s Corona hotspot, with an Incidence of 2,930.3.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 9th, 2022, 05:56 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 771
Total number of infections: 16,242,070
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 215,854
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 124,764
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 314
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,149
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 170.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.6

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,319.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 687.7

March 8th, 2022

The total number of Corona infections in Germany since the pandemic hit in early 2020 now exceeds 16 million, which means that almost 20 percent of all inhabitants have been or currently are infected. For the sixth day in a row, Germany’s Seven Day Incidence increased. It just reached 1,293.6. The number of Corona patients in intensive care increased to 2,156, even though the ongoing Omicron wave is supposed to recede, according to experts.

There is more bad news: Germany’s Corona vaccination campaign is stalling. For weeks, the interest in immunizations has decreased. People do not even seem to want Novavax, the new vaccine which was just approved in the Federal Republic’s Permanent Vaccination Commission. Experts fear there could be more severe disease progressions and an increased hospitalization rate during the next Corona wave because too many people are still unvaccinated.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 8th, 2022, 05:58 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 770
Total number of infections: 16,026,216
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 156,799
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 124,450
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 324
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,156
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 170.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.6

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,293.6
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 853.1

March 7th, 2022

Germany’s Corona infection numbers are on the rise again right now. Since yesterday, 78,428 new cases were registered, 16,000 more than last Monday. The Seven Day Incidence rose vom 1,231.1 on Sunday to 1,259.2 today. At this stage, Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania is Germany’s Corona hotspot. The state’s Incidence level is 1,764.7.

The discussion about the approach Germany should take in spring in continuing. For the FDP, which is part of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’ government coalition, Justice Minister Marco Buschmann told the Funke Mediengruppe, a publisher of several newspapers, the people’s basic rights could not be restricted preemptively. In an interview with the same publishing house, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, a member of Scholz’ SPD, insisted the federal states needed to have the possibility to take anti-Corona measures again, including contact restrictions, in case of emergency.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 7th, 2022, 07:09 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 769
Total number of infections: 15,869,417
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 78,428
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 124,126
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 24
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,102
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 170.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.6

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,259.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 883.7

March 6th, 2022

In Germany, experts expected the Omicron wave to recede. But the increasing Seven Day Incidence shows there is the opposite kind of tendency, at least right now. Also there might be an increasing number of unknown Corona cases. In most regions, the local health authorities have reached their capacities. Another reason is the fact that many infections are not being confirmed by PCR tests anymore which means they do not become part of the statistics.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach told the Funke Mediengruppe, a publisher of several newspapers, a “summer wave” had to be expected. In summer, the number of contacts people had would increase, he said. Along with a decreasing vaccination protection, this aspect could lead to rising infection numbers.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 6th, 2022, 08:13 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 768
Total number of infections: 15,790,989
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 116,889
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 124,102
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 51
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,100
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 170.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.6

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,231.1
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 886.6

March 5th, 2022

According to the Health Ministry in Berlin, the Omicron wave has surpassed its peak in most of Germany’s federal states, but not in all. In Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania, Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia, the Seven Day Incidence is still increasing. Minister Karl Lauterbach said Germany still needed to be careful. On March 20th, most Corona rules are supposed to be lifted.

Even though its Incidence is about twice that of Germany, neighboring Austria is dropping its Corona restrictions. From today, the curfews for clubs are a thing of the past, and the number of people who take part in events is not limited anymore. But Vienna, the capital, is keeping some restrictions, for now. Here, persons who want to enter restaurants, have to be vaccinated. Those who recently recovered from COVID-19 have access too.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 5th, 2022, 07:37 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 767
Total number of infections: 15,674,100
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 192,210
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 124,051
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 255
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,106
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.4
Number of vaccine doses administered: 170.3
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.5

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,220.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 892.4

March 4th, 2022

Even though experts have said the Omicron wave had reached its peak and the number of new infections would decrease, they are still above 200,000 on most days of the week. Germany’s Seven Day Incidence rose a little, for the second day in a row. Berlin has had a three-digit Incidence again for three days now, after registering four-digit levels for weeks.

Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania are Germany’s Corona hotspots right now, with Incidence levels above 1,600, followed by Bavaria with 1580.9. In the meantime, the Corona vaccination campaign is stalling. In the past weeks, between 16,000 and 157,000 persons per day got their shots. Not so long ago, up to 1.5 million people were immunized per day.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 4th, 2022, 06:41 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 766
Total number of infections: 15,481,890
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 217,593
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 123,796
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 291
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,151
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 170.2
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.5

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,196.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 901.9

March 3rd, 2022

Germany empties its list of ‘High Risk Regions’. Starting today, entering Germany is easier. Because the ongoing Omicron wave causes far less severe progressions of COVID-19, the Robert Koch Institute decided to remove the remaining 62 countries from the list. From now on, countries with new, more dangerous Corona variants will be listed, but there are none at this stage.

In numerous federal states, new Corona rules apply from tomorrow. In Berlin, unvaccinated persons will have access to restaurants, hotels, hairdressers and similar businesses again as long as they have new and negative Corona test certificates. The city’s clubs and discotheques are reopening. In this case, people need to be vaccinated and tested. Those who recently recovered from COVID-19 may enter as well, with tests.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 3rd, 2022, 11:21 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 765
Total number of infections: 15,264,297
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 210,673
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 123,505
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 267
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,202
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 170.2
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.5

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,174.1
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 925.6

March 2nd, 2022

Germany will drop is list of ‘High Risk Regions’ on Thursday. At this stage, 62 countries are still listed in this category. The Robert Koch Institute said the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus had caused less COVID-19 cases with serious disease progressions. For this reason, only areas with new virus variants would be declared from now on. At this moment, the list of ‘Virus Variant Areas’ is empty.

The move will make travel easier. Until Thursday, persons who enter Germany from a ‘High Risk Area’, or who have been to one up to 10 days prior to their trip, need to register in advance and go into a 10-day quarantine unless they provide a vaccination certificate, proof of recovery or a new and negative Corona test beforehand. From tomorrow, this will not be required for any travelers, as long as there is no new Corona variant anywhere.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 2nd, 2022, 09:49 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 764
Total number of infections: 15,053,624
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 186,406
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 123,238
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 301
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,289
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 169.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.4

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,171.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 966.4

March 1st, 2022

Berlin and other federal states in Germany are preparing to ease more Corona regulations on March 4th. On Tuesday, the Berlin Senate was scheduled to discuss the way ahead. Later this week, unvaccinated persons will probably have access to restaurants, cafés, pubs and hotels again, as long as they have fresh Corona tests with negative results.

Clubs and discotheques are supposed to reopen. Here, the ‘2G Plus’ rule will apply, meaning only vaccinated persons may enter, and individuals who recently recovered from COVID-19, as long as they have negative Corona tests as well. But masks will probably not be needed. The number of people who may enter stadiums and big indoor venues is supposed to be increased.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: March 1st, 2022, 08:00 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 763
Total number of infections: 14,867,218
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 122,111
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 122,937
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 235
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,257
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 169.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.4

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,213.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,043.0

February 28th, 2022

Since yesterday, 62,349 new Corona infection were reported. Last Monday, there were some 11,000 more new cases. Germany’s Seven Day Incidence keeps on falling, but does so very slowly. In Saxony-Anhalt, Germany’s Corona hotspot, the Incidence rose to 1,841.5 since Sunday. With 1,696.0, Bavaria has the second-highest level.

In the city state of Berlin, the new vaccine Novavax will be used starting today. Exactly 63,000 doses are available right now. There seems to be a lot of interest. All vaccination appointments at the vaccination center located at former Tegel Airport have been reserved. Berliners can also get immunized with Novavax at the drive-in vaccination center at Ikea in the Lichtenberg borough.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 28th, 2022, 07:10 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 762
Total number of infections: 14,745,107
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 62,349
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 122,702
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 24
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,257
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 169.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.4

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,238.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,106.7

February 27th, 2022

According to the Robert Koch Institute, the number of new Corona infections is 107,913, which is about 11,000 less than last Sunday. Germany’s Seven Day Incidence decreases slightly, to 1,240.3. By now, Saxony-Anhalt is Germany’s Corona hotspot. Its Incidence reaches 1,803.5. Bavaria’s level drops down to 1,695.3.

Five out of sixteen federal states now have three-digit Incidences again. Hamburg, which looked very bad when the ongoing Omicron wave commenced, now has a lower Incidence than all other states. It is 598.7. Just a few months ago, this would have been a catastrophic number. Now, it looks good.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 27th, 2022, 06:11 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 761
Total number of infections: 14,682,758
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 107,913
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 122,678
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 57
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,257
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 169.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.4

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,240.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,109.8

February 26th, 2022

Germany removes 35 countries from its list of ‘High Risk Areas’. Sixty-one countries are left on the list. A month ago, it contained more than 150 countries. The list has implications for travelers who intend to enter Germany. They need to follow rules prior to their trip and upon entry. At this stage, the other list, namely that of ‘Virus Variant Areas’, is empty.

The Corona infection numbers are continuing to drop slowly. Within the past 24 hours, 175,833 new Corona cases were registered in Germany, some 13,000 less than last Saturday. The Seven day Incidence decreased a little.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 26th, 2022, 07:05 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 760
Total number of infections: 14,574,845
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 175,833
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 122,621
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 250
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,291
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 169.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.3

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,253.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,137.0

February 25th, 2022

Experts fear the Omicron subtype BA.2. Some believe it has the potential to increase the infection numbers again. By the end of this month, which is only three days away, BA.2 could have a share of 50 percent of all Corona infections in Germany. This subtype seems to be far more contagious than type BA.1.

At this point, the infection numbers in Germany are decreasing slowly. Today’s number of new infections is 210,743, which is about 9,500 lower than last Friday’s number. Germany’s Seven Day Incidence decreased a tiny bit. In Berlin, the Incidence rose.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 25th, 2022, 07:37 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 759
Total number of infections: 14,399,012
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 210,743
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 122,371
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 226
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,285
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.3
Number of vaccine doses administered: 169.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.3

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,259.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,137.3

February 24th, 2022

Germany’s number of new infections per day is still extremely high, but decreasing slowly. Today, there are more than 216,000 new cases. Last Thursday, there were more than 235,000. Back then, the Seven Day Incidence was 1,385.1. Since, it dropped down to 1,265.0. More than 200 Corona-related deaths are being registered every weekday.

In Bavaria, the Incidence does not seem to decrease with those in most other federal states. Today, it stands at 1,804.1. Bavaria is the nation’s Corona hotspot. Saxony-Anhalt, Baden-Württemberg and Brandenburg still register very high Incidences too. In all three cases, the level is about 1,500 today.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 24th, 2022, 06:16 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 758
Total number of infections: 14,188,269
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 216,322
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 122,145
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 243
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,398
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 169.3
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,265.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,077.4

February 23rd, 2022

The federal government is working on making international travel easier. Generally, the regulations are supposed to be eased. For now, families with children will benefit. Starting in early March, children from 0 to 11 years of age will be allowed to “test free”, meaning they will not have to go into quarantine anymore when they return from ‘High Risk Areas’ if they get tested for Corona and the result is negative.

Germany’s list of ‘High Risk Areas’ has shrunk substantially in the past few weeks. Recently, it included 153 countries. Now, it contains 97 countries and the ‘Palestinian Territories’.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 23rd, 2022, 07:34 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 757
Total number of infections: 13,971,947
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 209,052
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 121,902
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 299
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,402
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 169.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,278.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,079.6

February 22nd, 2022

The German Hospital Federation says the number of Corona patients who arrive at the country’s hospitals was still increasing. Its deputy chairman Andreas Wagner tells the ‘Rheinische Post’ daily, the momentum was slowing down, but the peak had not been reached. This applies to regular hospital wards. At the ICUs, the number of Corona patients is stable.

Still, some federal states are busy easing Corona rules. Brandenburg, the state with the second-highest Seven Day Incidence in the country, intends to get rid of its contact restrictions for vaccinated persons as soon as tomorrow. Neighboring Berlin wants to wait a little longer.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 22nd, 2022, 06:23 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 756
Total number of infections: 13,762,895
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 125,902
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 121,603
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 306
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,414
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 169.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,306.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,079.1

February 21st, 2022

For the first time since February 12th, Germany’s Seven Day Incidence increases a little. But the number of new infections within the past 24 hours is slightly lower than it was last Monday. Berlin’s Incidence had risen for two days after it had dropped below 1,000 for the first time in weeks. Today, it decreased a little. Experts believe the Omicron wave has surpassed its peak by now.

In the meantime, an argument about mandatory Corona vaccinations erupted between the SPD and the FDP, two parties that are part of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’ government coalition. In an interview with ‘Funke Mediengruppe’ Dirk Wiese, an MP who is part of the SPD, criticized Justice Minister Marco Buschmann of the FDP for expressing doubts in regard to compulsory immunizations. Increasing the vaccination rate was necessary in order to have “an opening perspective” in the next fall and winter as well. In the ‘Spiegel’ magazine, Minister Buschmann had said mandatory vaccinations could only be justified when there was an actual danger of an overburdening of Germany’s health system.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 21st, 2022, 06:11 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 755
Total number of infections: 13,636,993
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 73,867
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 121,297
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 22
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,403
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.4
Number of vaccine doses administered: 168.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,346.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,105.9

February 20th, 2022

Germany’s Seven Day Incidence decreases a tiny bit again. Today’s number of new Corona infections is just above 118,000, meaning there are 7,000 more new cases than there were last Sunday. In Berlin, the opposite trend was registered. Here, the Incidence is on the rise again. Two days ago, it was a three-digit number. Today, it stands at 1,111.2. Recently, Germany announced a lifting of most Corona rules by March 20th. Whether the timing was right remains to be seen.

In Berlin, Family Minister Anne Spiegel tells the ‘Bild am Sonntag’ weekly, mandatory Corona vaccinations were still necessary, in order to increase the vaccination rate. All other ways to reach this goal had been exhausted. The Minister said dangerous Corona mutations could lead to a difficult fall and winter if the immunization rate did not improve.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 20th, 2022, 07:31 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 754
Total number of infections: 13,563,126
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 118,032
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 121,275
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 73
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,421
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.4
Number of vaccine doses administered: 168.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,346.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,111.2

February 19th, 2022

Berlin’s Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey is infected with Corona. She had received her test result while she had been on the way to Munich, where she had wanted to take part in the Munich Security Conference, a statement read. Her motorcade turned around immediately. Mrs. Giffey said she did not have any symptoms and announced her appointments would be converted to online-meetings while she was going to be “in isolation”.

Germany removes 22 countries from its list of ‘High Risk Areas’, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, Spain, Algeria, India, Qatar, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. The changes take effect on Sunday. A total of 97 countries are still considered ‘High Risk Areas’ from the perspective of Germany.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 19th, 2022, 06:42 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 753
Total number of infections: 13,445,094
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 189,105
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 121,202
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 210
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,436
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.0
Number of vaccine doses administered: 168.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,350.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,085.4

February 18th, 2022

Germany’s Corona vaccination arte reaches 75 percent, but the vaccination campaign has slowed down far more than anticipated. During the first three days of this week, between 114,000 and 187,000 persons were immunized. A few months ago, there were times when 1.5 million shots were counted per day.

The Seven Day Incidence decreases slightly, but the number of new Corona infections per day still is extremely high. The question is whether the easing of Corona restrictions which the federal government and Germany’s federal states are going for are actually justified in this situation. Experts are expecting the infection numbers to decrease. In the meantime, eased Corona rules now apply in Berlin.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 18th, 2022, 06:05 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 752
Total number of infections: 13,255,989
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 220,048
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 120,992
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 264
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,471
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.0
Number of vaccine doses administered: 168.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 75.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,371.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 977.1

February 17th, 2022

Looking at the latest Corona infection numbers can cause doubts about the decision taken by Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the First Ministers to lift most Corona restrictions in the next five weeks. Just hours after they decided to implement a three-step plan which will give people more freedom, more than 235,000 new Corona infections were registered. The Seven Day Incidence, on the other hand, keeps on dropping, but the number of Corona-related deaths does not.

Scholz insists Germany needs to continue to be careful. “The next Corona variant could come around the corner at any moment and pose new challenges. We have to be in the position to react in this case”, he says. In spite of the upcoming spring and the better times that could be ahead, the fact that the next fall and winter would be coming too should not be forgotten, he stresses.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 17th, 2022, 06:04 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 751
Total number of infections: 13,035,941
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 235,626
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 120,728
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 261
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,466
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 168.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,385.1
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,034.4

February 16th, 2022

Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the Governors from all federal states within Germany were going to discuss a draft resolution later today, according to which all “pervasive protection measures” will be lifted by the beginning of spring.

The city state of Berlin insisted on taking decisions even before the ‘Corona conference’ with Scholz. Its Senate decided to get rid of its ‘2G rules’ at restaurants, museums, memorials, the two Berlin zoos and the Botanical Garden. More tourists will have access to sightseeing tours on buses and boats because the ‘2G rule’ there will be replaced by the ‘3G rule’, meaning unvaccinated persons may go as long as they tested negative for Corona.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 16th, 2022, 07:36 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 750
Total number of infections: 12,800,315
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 219,972
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 120,467
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 247
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,494
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 168.2
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,401.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,118.0

February 15th, 2022

According to a draft proposal which is being discussed by the federal government and Germany’s sixteen states, most Corona restrictions could be lifted until March 20th, 2022. Several German-language media quoted from the document. On Wednesday, once Chancellor Olaf Scholz has returned from Moscow, he is scheduled to discuss the approach with the Governors.

In three steps, the measures that were implemented to slow down the third and fourth Corona waves are supposed to be retracted, if the number of new infections starts falling as expected. By the first day of spring, all “pervasive protection measures” might be thrown overboard.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 15th, 2022, 06:32 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 749
Total number of infections: 12,580,343
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 159,217
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 120,220
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 243
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,473
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 168.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,437.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,135.2

February 14th, 2022

For the second time this year, Germany’s Seven Day Incidence decreases a little. The number of new Corona infections is lower than it was last Monday, by about 19,000. With an Incidence of 1,811.8, Brandenburg is Germany’s Corona hotspot right now. Only two out of sixteen federal states, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia, have three-digit Incidences. All others are above 1,000.

Germany’s Expert Council on Corona says the infection numbers would likely stall and then fall in the coming weeks. “Opening strategies” needed to be planned and communicated in a comprehensive way. Anti-Corona measures needed to be cut back once the number of Corona patients in intensive care decreased. The Council says opening up too soon could increase the disease burden.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 14th, 2022, 04:10 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 748
Total number of infections: 12,421,126
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 76,465
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 119,977
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 42
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,428
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 167.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,459.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,275.4

February 13th, 2022

For the first time since December, Germany’s Seven Day Incidence, which shows how many persons got infected with Corona per 100,000 inhabitants in the past week, decreased a little. The Robert Koch Institute registered 125,160 new Corona cases in Germany today, 8,000 less than last Sunday. The question whether this already is a trend cannot be answered yet. Experts have said the ongoing Omicron wave would reach its peak in mid-February, meaning now.

The discussion about an easing of Corona restrictions continues all over Germany, among Berlin politicians and even within Chancellor Olaf Scholz’ government coalition. Finance Minister Christian Lindner of the FDP believes it is time for opening steps. He told the ‘Bild am Sonntag’ publication, there needed to be “a noticeable difference in our everyday lives” after the next Corona conference on Wednesday. Scholz and the Governors from the federal states will discuss the Corona situation and its implications then.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 13th, 2022, 05:46 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 747
Total number of infections: 12,344,661
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 125,160
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 119,935
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 58
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,397
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 167.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,466.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,287.4

February 12th, 2022

According to Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the peak of the ongoing Omicron wave is in sight. Therefore, one opening step could be taken, he said at the Bundesrat in Berlin. The approach would be discussed at the next Corona conference on Wednesday. Depending on the situation, more restrictions would be eased at a later time, he announced.

MPs from the three government parties SPD, ‘Bündnis 90/Die Grünen’ and FDP, have presented a draft law for mandatory Corona vaccinations. If if passes the Bundestag, everyone from 18 years of age needs to get immunized by October 1st, 2022. Pregnant women and persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons will be exempt.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 12th, 2022, 06:00 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 746
Total number of infections: 12,219,501
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 209,789
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 119,877
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 198
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,403
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.2
Number of vaccine doses administered: 167.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.7

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,474.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,324.9

February 11th, 2022

In Germany, the total number of Corona infections since the pandemic commenced in early 2020 surpasses the 12 million mark. In the past 24 hours, more than 240,000 persons got infected and 226 Corona patients died. The Seven Day Incidence increases a tiny bit, but hits a new all-time high. According to projections by the Robert Koch Institute, the peak of the Omicron wave should be reached soon.

The total number of Corona patients in German hospitals is increasing. On Thursday, 2,396 of them were in intensive care, two less than on Wednesday, while the number of those in regular wards was 15,542. Their number grew by 21.5 percent within one week.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 11th, 2022, 05:24 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 745
Total number of infections: 12,009,712
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 240,172
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 119,679
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 226
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,396
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 167.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.6

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,472.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,413.8

February 10th, 2022

Most of Germany’s federal states have eased their Corona rules, or are in the process of doing so. In Brandenburg, Bremen, Hesse and Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania dropped their ‘2G’ regulations for non-essential shops. This means unvaccinated persons have access now as long as they wear FFP2 standard masks. Most states are trying to give people more “freedom” even though the Omicron wave is still in full swing.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has said the moment for lifting Corona restrictions had not come. For his cautious policy, he is being slammed by the opposition. For the conservative opposition party CDU, its chairman in Hamburg, Christoph Ploss (German spelling: Ploß), told the ‘Bild’ daily, Lauterbach was turning into the “Minister of fear”.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 10th, 2022, 08:02 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 744
Total number of infections: 11,769,540
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 247,862
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 119,453
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 238
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,398
Hospitalization Incidence: 6.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 167.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.6

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,465.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,495.7

February 9th, 2022

An argument about mandatory vaccinations for nurses, doctors and caretakers is escalating. By now, it has turned into a dispute between the conservative ‘union parties’ CDU and CSU on the one, and the better part of the government on the other hand. Bavaria’s First Minister Markus Söder intends to refrain from implementing the new law. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach slams him. He states the Corona situation was not under control yet. It was wrong to jeopardize a successful strategy. Observers were asking themselves whether the argument actually is about Corona or about attempts to swipe the federal government.

Things are more complicated though. One government party, the center-right FDP, wants the Corona rules to be eased. Several federal states, including some governed by Chancellor Olaf Scholz’ center-left Social Democrats, are in the process of lifting some restrictions, while the ongoing Corona wave has not even reached its peak.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 9th, 2022, 07:20 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 743
Total number of infections: 11,521,678
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 234,250
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 119,215
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 272
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,390
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.4
Number of vaccine doses administered: 166.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.5

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,450.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,564.9

February 8th, 2022

Berlin and Brandenburg have announced they would get rid of what the Germans call ‘2G rules’ at non-essential shops. They prevent unvaccinated persons to enter retail businesses except for supermarkets, pharmacies and drug stores. Instead, the two federal states want to rely on FFP2 standard masks everyone has to wear. According to Berlin’s Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey, the step will help businesses and their employees. At this stage, they are forced to check everybody’s vaccination certificates.

Bavaria’s Governor Markus Söder announced he wanted to suspend the mandatory vaccination law for caretakers. He fears nursing homes might not have enough caretakers left after March 15th, when immunizations are required for persons of this profession. Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said the Bavarian state government needed to take the law seriously. This was about the protection of patients and nursing home residents.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 8th, 2022, 07:17 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 742
Total number of infections: 11,287,428
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 169,571
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 118,943
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 177
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,375
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.4
Number of vaccine doses administered: 166.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.4

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,441.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,641.4

February 7th, 2022

An argument about Professor Lothar Wieler, the President of the Robert Koch Institute, may have been settled. Bijan Djir-Sarai, an MP for the FDP, one of the three parties that are part of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’ government coalition, had said Wieler could not rely on the FDP’s trust anymore because he had shortened the duration of the status of persons who recovered from COVID-19 from six to three months without notifying anyone in advance. But Olaf Scholz and Health Minister Karl Lauterbach stated Wieler had done a great job in the past two years, and they still trusted him.

Germany’s Seven Day Incidence increases slightly. Bavaria is the federal state with the highest Incidence. It reaches 1,786.0. On the list of counties and cities, Fürstenfeldbruck is at the very top, with a level of 4083,8.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 7th, 2022, 04:46 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 741
Total number of infections: 11,117,857
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 95,267
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 118,766
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 49
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,358
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 166.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.4

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,426.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,719.3

February 6th, 2022

Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach rejects the growing number of calls for an easing of Corona restrictions. “Our strategy has worked well, so far”, he tells ‘Bild am Sonntag’. “If we were to ease the restrictions too early, we would needlessly jeopardize our own success. Also, we would risk new, more dangerous infections and a prolongation of the wave.”

The infection numbers do not seem to have reached their peak yet. The Seven Day Incidence reaches another all-time high, while the number of new Corona infections within 24 hours is higher than it was last Sunday. Bavaria becomes Germany’s Corona hotspot yet again, with an Incidence level of 1,756.0.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 6th, 2022, 05:56 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 740
Total number of infections: 11,022,590
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 133,173
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 118,717
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 41
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,311
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 166.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.4

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,400.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,727.9

February 5th, 2022

Again, the number of new Corona infections in Germany is above 200,000. The country’s Seven Day Incidence reaches a new all-time high. Experts are hoping for a trend reversal in mid-February. The Bavarian town of Fürstenfeldbruck is the new German Corona hotspot, with an Incidence of 3,720.4. On the list of federal states, Berlin still is the nation’s hotspot.

In Berlin, changes to the Corona rules apply from today. For persons who were vaccinated recently, or who recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months, visiting restaurants is easier now, since they do not need Corona tests anymore. For the same group of people, going to hairdressers is less complicated as well. But most restrictions remain in place due to the extremely high number of new infections.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 5th, 2022, 04:13 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 739
Total number of infections: 10,889,417
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 217,815
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 118,676
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 172
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,309
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.0
Number of vaccine doses administered: 166.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.3

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,388.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,780.7

February 4th, 2022

The discussion about an end to Germany’s Corona restrictions is continuing. Trade associations and similar organizations demand a lifting of the strict rules. They say the measures were damaging businesses. At the Bundestag in Berlin, decisions will have to be taken soon. According to the Infection Protection Act, the Corona restrictions will expire on March 19th, if the parliament does not prolong them.

Since yesterday, 248,838 persons in Germany got infected with Corona. Germany’s Seven Day Incidence reached yet another record level too. Berlin’s Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf borough is the nation’s new Corona hotspot. Here, the Incidence is 3,552.2 (no typo).

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 4th, 2022, 07:54 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 738
Total number of infections: 10,671,602
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 248,838
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 118,504
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 170
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,262
Hospitalization Incidence: 5.0
Number of vaccine doses administered: 165.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,349.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,803.4

February 3rd, 2022

Hardly a day goes by without new record Corona infection numbers. In the past 24 hours, 236,120 persons caught the virus in Germany. The Incidence rose to 1,283.2, which is another all-time high. Still, Germany’s numbers are a lot lower than the ones in Denmark and other European countries. For this reason, the discussion about easing restrictions is continuing.

In an interview with ZDF television, Chancellor Olaf Scholz says of course Germany would look into getting rid of Corona rules once the peak of the ongoing wave had passed. “Unfortunately, we are not there yet”, he states. “I believe we are doing what is right for the citizens of this country. We are making sure the lives and health of as many people as possible are protected.”

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 3rd, 2022, 07:53 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 737
Total number of infections: 10,422,764
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 236,120
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 118,334
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 164
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,307
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 165.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,283.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,790.2

February 2nd, 2022

Yet again, Germany just registered its highest number of new Corona cases ever. The country’s Seven Day Incidence is at an all-time high as well. And the number of Corona-related deaths seems to be increasing. Still, the discussion about easing the Corona restrictions is in full swing.

Justice Minister Marco Buschmann tells the ‘Rheinische Post’ daily, the rules for non-essential shops needed to be looked into. At this stage, only vaccinated and recovered persons may enter, except in some states, where courts have sacked this rule. While Buschmann wants to “retract protective measures” in March, Baden-Württemberg’s First Minister Winfried Kretschmann says it should not happen before Easter.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 2nd, 2022, 06:43 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 736
Total number of infections: 10,186,644
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 208,498
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 118,170
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 196
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,257
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 165.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,227.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,694.4

February 1st, 2022

According to experts, a new Omicron ‘subtype’ could prolong the ongoing Corona wave. A Danish study came to the conclusion that BA.2 is more than twice as contagious than the Omicron variant that is dominating the world right now. The Green health expert Janosch Dahmen told the newspapers published by ‘Funke Mediengruppe’, an easing of the Corona rules in the next four weeks was unlikely, also because of BA.2.

In Germany, more than a million persons were infected with Corona in the past week. This is one tenth of all Corona infections since the pandemic commenced two years ago. Germany’s Seven Day Incidence surpassed the 1,200 mark, for the first time ever.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: February 1st, 2022, 07:11 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 735
Total number of infections: 9,978,146
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 162,613
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 117,974
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 188
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,300
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 164.8
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 74.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,206.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,761.5

January 31st, 2022

In Germany, ten out of sixteen federal states have four-digit Seven Day Incidences. Three city states, namely Berlin (1,821.0), Hamburg (1,780.3) and Bremen (1,557.9), still are the nation’s Corona hotspots. The number of Corona patients in intensive care increases slightly. As many as 78,318 new Corona infections are reported, some 15,000 more than last Sunday.

Bavaria’s First Minister Markus Söder calls for an easing of Corona restrictions. In an interview with the ‘Tagesthemen’ broadcast on ARD television he concedes more infected patients are being treated at hospitals, but says if Germany’s health system was not overburdened, freedoms needed to be returned to the citizens. According to Söder, more people could be allowed to visit sports and cultural events. But, for now, the right approach was to wait until the next Corona conference with Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the First Ministers takes place in two weeks from now.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: January 31st, 2022, 05:54 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 734
Total number of infections: 9,815,533
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 78,318
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 117,725
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 61
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,268
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 164.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 73.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,176.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,821.0

January 30th, 2022

Every day, Germany registers record Seven Day Incidences. Today is no exception. The national Incidence level is now 1,156.8. More than 118,000 new Corona infections were reported since yesterday. Because there is no increase of cases with severe disease progressions so far, some Berlin politicians are calling for an easing of the Corona restrictions and regulations.

In Thuringia, some Corona deniers and anti-vaxxers staged protests yet again. In Erfurt, participants refrained from adhering to orders given to them by the police. Officers used pepper spray against some of them. Hardly any protesters wore masks or kept their distance.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI), DIVI Intensivregister
Date and Time: January 30th, 2022, 07:04 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 733
Total number of infections: 9,737,215
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 118,970
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 117,725
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 59
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,223
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 164.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 73.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,156.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,848.1

January 29th, 2022

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) registers the third-highest number of new Corona infections ever, and the highest national Seven Day Incidence. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach says Germany was still below the RKI’s projections. The problem was that there were too many unvaccinated persons above 60 years of age. Again, he asks people to get their booster shots, because those would decrease the risk of dying of COVID-19 substantially.

In the meantime, the RKI changes its list of High Risk Areas in the world. It adds eleven countries and removes thirteen. The total number of countries on the list is 153. (See full list here.)

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 29th, 2022, 06:34 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 732
Total number of infections: 9,618,245
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 189,166
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 117,666
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 182
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,260
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 164.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 73.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,127.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,846.0

January 28th, 2022

In regard to new Corona infection numbers, Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has to rely on estimates more and more. This has to do with the extremely high number of new cases and with the lack of PCR tests. Because the COVID-19 disease progression is mostly milder in the Omicron wave, many patients might not even contact their doctors. That is why the RKI uses the reported data it receives, but adds “estimated values”, according to its latest weekly report.

The numbers the RKI releases are still alarming. Today’s number of new Coronavirus infections is the second-highest one of all time. The highest one was released yesterday. Eleven federal states in Germany now have 4-digit Seven Day Incidences. They are Berlin (1,829.4), Hamburg (1,673.4), Bremen (1,588.7), Bavaria, Brandenburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saarland and Schleswig-Holstein.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 28th, 2022, 07:19 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 731
Total number of infections: 9,429,079
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 190,148
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 117,484
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 170
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,363
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.6
Number of vaccine doses administered: 163.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 73.7

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,073.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,829.4

January 27th, 2022

Germany just registered alarming record numbers again. More than 200,000 persons got infected with the Coronavirus within 24 hours. The Seven Day Incidence surpassed the 1,000 mark. Eight out of sixteen federal states have four-digit Incidences. They are Berlin (1,863), Hamburg (1,616.2), Bremen (1,491.0), Brandenburg (1,291.3), Hesse (1,202.1), Bavaria (1,159.0), Saarland (1,032.6) and Schleswig-Holstein (1,009.9).

At the Bundestag, mandatory vaccinations were discussed. Some MPs support this kind of step for all adults, others plead for compulsory immunizations for people from 50 years of age. In most democratic parties, some MPs generally do not want to force people to get vaccinated against Corona. The extremist party AfD rejects all anti-Corona measures, including mandatory vaccinations. A few steps away from the Reichstag building, which houses the Bundestag, anti-vaxxers staged protests. The government quarter was cordoned off.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 27th, 2022, 07:07 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 730
Total number of infections: 9,238,931
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 203,136
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 117,314
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 188
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,363
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.1
Number of vaccine doses administered: 163.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 73.6

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 1,017.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,863.2

January 26th, 2022

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reports several record numbers: 160,000 new Corona are registered within 24 hours, Germany’s Incidence reaches 940.6 and Berlin, which is the nation’s hotspot again, reaches 1,95.5. Six Berlin districts have the highest Incidences in Germany. ‘Mitte’ stands at 3,109.6. It is the only spot on the RKI’s list of cities, counties and Berlin districts with an Incidence higher than 3,000. The only five spots with Incidences between 2,000 and 3,000 are the capital’s districts Pankow, Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Neukölln and Spandau.

In Berlin, the Bundestag was going to start discussing mandatory Corona vaccinations today. Two Social-Democratic (SPD) MPs are working on a draft law. They are hoping for support from within the other two government parties, the Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach is scheduled to hold a speech, but he insists he is doing it as an MP rather than as a Minister.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 26th, 2022, 07:03 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 729
Total number of infections: 9,035,795
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 164,000
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 117,126
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 166
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,396
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.07
Number of vaccine doses administered: 162.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 73.5

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 940.6
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,795.5

January 25th, 2022

Since yesterday, 126,955 new Coronavirus infections had to be added to Germany’s statistics. The country’s Seven Day Incidence reached 894.3. It has never been higher than today. Now, there are five federal states with four-digit Incidences. Berlin (1,593.5) overtook Hamburg (1,547.4), and therefore just became the nation’s Corona hotspot yet again. Bremen (1,496.3), Brandenburg (1,194.8) and Hesse (1,025.4), which just hit its first four-digit level ever, look bad too.

On the Robert Koch Institute’s list of counties, cities and Berlin districts, Mitte, a borough that includes the capital’s eastern city center, has an Incidence level of 3,166.5 (no typo), which is unprecedented. For the third day in a row, the number of Corona patients in Germany’s intensive care units rises again, to 2,438. The number of Corona-related deaths from the past 24 hours is 214.

After yesterday’s Corona conference with Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the First Ministers, Markus Söder, the head of government in Bavaria, accuses the federal government of being responsible for the lack of PCR tests in an interview on ARD television. The prioritization of those tests, which are now supposed to be reserved for high-risk patients, doctors, nurses and other caretakers, while everyone else needs to rely on antigen tests, was approved at the online meeting. Its participants also decided to keep the contact restrictions and other Corona regulations in place, because of the high infection numbers.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 25th, 2022, 06:56 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 728
Total number of infections: 8,871,795
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 126,955
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 116,960
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 214
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,438
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 162.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 73.4

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 894.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,593.5

January 24th, 2022

Germany reaches the highest Seven Day Incidence level it has ever registered. At the same time, the number of Corona patients in intensive care increased again, for the first time in weeks. The overall Corona situation is on the agenda of today’s Corona conference. Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and the Governors from the country’s sixteen federal states will probably neither change the Corona restrictions, nor most regulations.

According to a draft proposal German-language media are quoting from, the participants will take a decision in regard to PCR tests though. The number of available tests exceeds the demand. That is why the remaining ones are supposed to be used for vulnerable population groups, nurses, other caretakers and doctors. Everyone else will have to use antigen tests.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 24th, 2022, 06:49 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 727
Total number of infections: 8,744,840
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 63,393
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 116,746
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 28
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,426
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.9
Number of vaccine doses administered: 161.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 73.3

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 840.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,464.5

January 23rd, 2022

Germany reaches yet another all-time high in regard to its Seven day Incidence, which is now above 800. Hamburg becomes the country’s Corona hotspot, with an Incidence of 1,529. On the list of counties, cities and Berlin districts, the capital’s Mitte borough has the highest Incidence. It stands at 2,845.8.

The government’s Corona Expert Council wants the government to prepare for a worsening of the situation, just in case. Its 19 members believe stricter measures need to be in the drawer so that they can be put in place at a moment’s notice. The Council also wants the vaccination campaign to be intensified. That is exactly what Health Minister Karl Lauterbach intends to do. In the ‘Bild am Sonntag’ publication, he announced a new, “more creative” advertising campaign which is supposed to commence on Tuesday.

On Monday, Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the Governors of the sixteen federal states were going to discuss the Corona situation and measures designed to slow it down yet again.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 23rd, 2022, 07:28 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 726
Total number of infections: 8,681,447
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 85,440
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 116,718
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 54
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,398
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 161.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 73.3

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 806.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,483.8

January 22nd, 2022

Germany adds nineteen countries to its list of ‘High Risk Areas’. There are 195 countries in the world, and 164 of them are on the list. In Europe, the Vatican and Ukraine are the only exceptions at this moment. Persons who enter Germany after stays in any ‘High Risk Area’ need to follow strict rules. Those include 10-day quarantines. But those can be avoided in most cases.

The infection numbers are still going through the roof. Germany just reached its highest Seven Day Incidence ever. More than 130,000 persons got infected with Corona since yesterday. Berlin is Germany’s Corona hotspot. Its Incidence is above 1,400. The capital’s Mitte district is in a serious situation. Here, the Incidence level has reached 2,814.3.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 22nd, 2022, 07:35 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 725
Total number of infections: 8,596,007
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 135,461
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 116,664
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 179
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,418
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.8
Number of vaccine doses administered: 161.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 73.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 772.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,473.1

January 21st, 2022

Yet again, Germany registers its highest number of new infections ever. For the first time, more than 140,000 Corona infections were registered within 24 hours. The national Seven Day Incidence level surpassed 700. This has never happened before either. Five Berlin districts are Germany’s Corona hotspots. They are Mitte (2,200.1), Neukölln (1,592.1), Spandau (1,590.8), Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (1,586.3) and Pankow (1,537.2).

While the number of Corona patients in intensive care is still decreasing, it is on the rise in regular wards, according to the German Hospital Federation (DKG). Its chairman Gerald Gass (German spelling: Gaß) tells the ‘Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland’, the latest numbers from regions affected most by the Omicron wave showed that the strain at Corona wards was increasing substantially.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 21st, 2022, 07:07 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 724
Total number of infections: 8,460,546
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 140,160
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 116,485
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 170
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,447
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 160.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 73.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 706.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,258.3

January 20th, 2022

Omicron is hitting Germany badly. Every day, new record infection numbers are being released. In the past 24 hours, more than 133,000 people were infected with Corona. The Seven Day Incidence jumps to 638.8. Berlin’s Incidence now stands at 1,154.2. The worst Corona hotspot in the entire country is the capital’s Mitte district, which reached an unbelievable Incidence level of 2,286.0. This means one in 50 residents got infected in the past seven days.

According to Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, there might be hundreds of thousands of new Corona infection per day in the second half of February. On ZDF television he said this kind of scenario was probable. Lauterbach stated he worried about the many unvaccinated elderly people in Germany.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 20th, 2022, 07:38 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 723
Total number of infections: 8,320,386
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 133,536
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 116,315
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 234
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,571
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.5
Number of vaccine doses administered: 159.7
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 72.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 638.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,154.2

January 19th, 2022

For the first time ever, Germany registers more than 100,000 new Corona infections within 24 hours. The country’s Seven Day Incidence is at its highest level as well. Berlin now has a four-digit Incidence. It never did before. Brandenburg puts in place nightly curfews for unvaccinated persons in Potsdam and two counties.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach tells RTL television he expects the ongoing Corona wave to reach its peak in mid-February. This was when the infection numbers would probably decrease again. “We are not there yet”, he says in an interview with the ‘RTL Direkt’ broadcast.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 19th, 2022, 07:34 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 722
Total number of infections: 8,168,850
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 112,323
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 116,081
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 239
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,664
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.17
Number of vaccine doses administered: 159.0
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 72.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 584.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 1,055.1

January 18th, 2022

Germany reaches yet another record Seven Day Incidence. Today’s level is 553.2. In spite of the fact that the number of new Coronavirus infections usually is low on Tuesdays, because of the weekend effect, it is very high today. There are more than 74,000 new cases. Bremen and Berlin remain Germany’s Corona hotspots, with Incidences of 1,297.4 and 962.8, respectively.

The rules for persons who recovered from COVID-19 just changed. Until now, their status ended after six months. This period was just decreased to three months. For recovered persons, this change has implications, for instance when they want to enter restaurants or other places with what the Germans call ‘2G Plus’ rules. They will need to be vaccinated and show negative Corona tests once those three months are over. With booster vaccinations, they will not need tests.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 18th, 2022, 07:42 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 721
Total number of infections: 8,074,527
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 74,405
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 115,842
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 193
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,744
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.17
Number of vaccine doses administered: 158.5
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 72.7

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 553.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 962.8

January 17th, 2022

The Health Ministers from Germany’s sixteen states and Karl Lauterbach, their colleague in the federal government, were scheduled to discuss the Corona situation and its implications today. The outcome were going to be announced in the late evening. Recently, Lauterbach has asked the Germans to test themselves for Corona several times a week because of the rapidly spreading Omicron wave. Lauterbach supports compulsory Corona vaccinations.

On Monday in the early morning, the Robert Koch Institute reported 34,145 new Corona infections, some 9,000 more than last Monday. Germany’s Seven Day Incidence reaches yet another all-time high. It stands at 528.2 today. Because of the ongoing Corona wave, experts believe the infection numbers will keep on rising in the coming weeks.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 17th, 2022, 06:00 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 720
Total number of infections: 8,000,120
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 34,145
Share of Omicron cases: 70% (Jan. 14th)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 115,649
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 30
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,741
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.24
Number of vaccine doses administered: 157.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 72.6

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 528.2
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 947.7

January 16th, 2022

Germany places 33 more countries and some regions in the world on its list of ‘High Risk Areas’. They include Albania, most of Austria, Bulgaria, Latvia and Serbia. Entering Germany is more complicated for persons who were in one of those countries or regions. At the same time, the situation is worsening in Germany itself. For the first time ever, the country’s Seven Day Incidence surpassed the 500 mark. The only good news is the fact that the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care is decreasing, at last for now.

The discussion about compulsory Corona vaccinations continues. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach tells the ‘Bild am Sonntag’ publication, those immunizations needed to include three shots, including booster vaccinations. They were needed to protect people against all known Corona variants, at least in regard to severe disease progression and Corona-related deaths. He also predicts Omicron would not be the last letter in the “alphabet of Corona variants”.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 16th, 2022, 07:47 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 719
Total number of infections: 7,965,977
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 52,504
Share of Omicron cases: 70% (Jan. 14th)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 115,619
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 47
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,799
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.32
Number of vaccine doses administered: 157.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 72.6

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 515.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 965.3

January 15th, 2022

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach says Germany’s Corona strategy was working. By implementing contact restrictions and other measures, the country had managed to slow down the Omicron wave to some extent. The doubling time (of the infection numbers) had been stretched from four and a half to six days, and the additional time was used to administer as many booster vaccinations as possible. According to the Minister, one of Germany’s problems is the fact that there are too many unvaccinated persons. At this stage, the number of Corona-related deaths was not increasing and that of Corona stations in intensive care was even decreasing. Lauterbach believes this will change soon.

Professor Christian Drosten, a leading virologist at Berlin’s Charité hospital, states it was true that Omicron was a “milder” variant than Delta. But, because of the high number of people it infected, this effect would be neutralized. Germany’s main problem was the fact that 3 million people above 60 years of age were not vaccinated against Corona, and that 9 million persons in this age group were not ‘boostered’. Professor Lothar Wieler of the Robert Koch Institute confirms that 70 percent of all new Corona infections in Germany are Omicron cases.

New Corona rules are being put in place in Berlin (view overview).

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 15th, 2022, 05:45 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 718
Total number of infections: 7,913,473
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 78,022
Official number of Omicron cases: 155,729 (Jan. 14th, 11:34 a.m. CET)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 115,572
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 235
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,869
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.32
Number of vaccine doses administered: 157.1
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 72.5

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 497.1
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 956.9

January 14th, 2022

Germany’s Robert Koch Institute reports many all-time highs. For the first time ever, the number of new Corona infections surpasses the 90,000 mark. The country’s Seven Day Incidence is above 470. Bremen reaches 1,427.2, while Berlin, the other Corona hotspot, stands at 949.8. Its Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district now has an Incidence of 1,520.7, Neukölln stands at 1,373.6. Omicron is to blame for the skyrocketing number of cases. It is now the dominating Corona mutation in Germany.

The Bundestag passed the new quarantine rules on Thursday night. Today, it is the Bundesrat’s turn. According to the new regulations, persons with booster vaccinations who were in contact with infected individuals do not need to go into quarantine at all. Everyone else needs to stay for ten days unless they test negative after a minimum of seven days. In the city state of Berlin, the new rule applies from today. In this case, the Senate will confirm it retroactively.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 14th, 2022, 07:00 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 717
Total number of infections: 7,835,451
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 92,223
Confirmed Omicron cases: 155,729 (Jan. 14th, 11:34 a.m. CET)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 115,337
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 286
Corona patients at ICUs: 2,959
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.23
Number of vaccine doses administered: 156.3
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 72.3

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 470.6
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 949.8

January 13th, 2022

Seven hundred and sixteen days into the Corona crisis, Germany’s Robert Koch Institute reports the highest number of new infections of all time. Within 24 hours, more than 81,000 cases needed to be added to the statistics. Two city states are the country’s Corona hotspots. Bremen’s Seven Day Incidence hits 1,349.2, while Berlin reaches 918.6. Within Berlin, the worst hotspot is Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Its Incidence is 1,398.2.

At the Bundestag, Chancellor Olaf Scholz reiterates he wants compulsory Corona vaccinations for all adults. But neither him nor Health Minister Karl Lauterbach introduce bills. In regard to this important question, they would rather let the caucuses and the entire parliament come up with a solution.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 13th, 2022, 07:18 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 716
Total number of infections: 7,743,228
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 81,417
OMICRON cases: 134,302 (Jan. 13th, 2:24 p.m. CET)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 115,051
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 316
Corona patients at ICUs: 3,050
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.09
Number of vaccine doses administered: 155.4
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 72.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 427.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 918.6

January 12th, 2022

For the first time ever, Germany registers more than 80,000 new Coronavirus infections in 24 hours. The last sad record was reached on November 26th, 2021, when there were 76,414 new cases. Experts believe the numbers will increase even more because of the ongoing Omicron wave. It hit other European countries before it came to Germany. In the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and other countries, the infection numbers literally exploded.

In two of Berlin’s twelve districts, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and Neukölln, the Seven Day Incidence surpasses the 1,100 mark. Mitte, Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Reinickendorf and Pankow register extremely high numbers too. Because of the serious situation, Berlin cancels one of its biggest cultural events, the Carnival of Cultures, for the third time in a row.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 12th, 2022, 07:29 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 715
Total number of infections: 7,661,811
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 80,430
OMICRON cases: 118,298 (Updated at 3:04 p.m. CET)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 114,735
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 384
Corona patients at ICUs: 3,154
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.13
Number of vaccine doses administered: 154.6
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 72.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 407.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 856.4

January 11th, 2022

In Germany, the tiny federal state of Bremen and Berlin are the worst Corona hotspots. Berlin’s Seven Day Incidence is now 737.2. One district, Neukölln, is above 1,000. Others are approaching the 1,000 mark. Berlin has never seen these kinds of numbers. The city state’s new Health Senator Ulrike Grote tells the ‘Morgenpost’ daily, the infection numbers would increase further.

Senator Grote also says, Berlin would not be able to trace back all Corona infections to their sources because of the increasing numbers. At the city’s official Corona test centers, long waiting lines were seen. In some cases, people who had waited in the cold for hours were sent back home without tests.

In the afternoon, the Berlin Senate decides to tighten the Corona rules for the city. Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey calls the situation “very, very serious”.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 11th, 2022, 07:31 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 714
Total number of infections: 7,581,381
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 45,690
OMICRON cases: 89,464
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 114,351
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 322
Corona patients at ICUs: 3,253
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.34
Number of vaccine doses administered: 153.9
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 71.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 387.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 737.2

January 10th, 2022

Germany’s Seven Day Incidence rises to 375.7. Berlin reaches 694.1. Neukölln, a large district, becomes the city’s Corona hotspot yet again, with an Incidence of 1,041.4. Only the north-western city of Bremen is at a higher level. According to the Robert Koch Institute, its Incidence is 1,080.9 today, which means that 1,081 persons per 100,000 inhabitants, or about 1 in 100 people, have been infected in the past 24 hours.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach announces more anti-Corona measures. In an interview with the ARD TV and radio network he says the latest restrictions were not enough to defeat the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus. At some point, more would have to be added. In the ‘Bericht aus Berlin’ broadcast, Lauterbach conceded it was unclear how reliable Corona tests were in regard to Omicron, especially right after persons were infected. But not testing people at all would be “far too dangerous”.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 10th, 2022, 06:02 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 713
Total number of infections: 7,535,691
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 25,255
OMICRON cases: n/a
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 114,029
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 42 
Corona patients at ICUs: 3,271
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.37
Number of vaccine doses administered: n/a 6:06 a.m.
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: n/a 6:06 a.m.

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 375.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 694.1

January 9th, 2022

Germany’s new government will likely not reach its goal to have compulsory Corona vaccinations in place by early March, according to the ‘Tagesspiegel’ daily. The paper reports, complicated legal questions and the dates of scheduled sessions at both the Bundestag and the Bundesrat were the reasons for delays which had to be expected. It might take until May or June. As a new poll conducted for ‘Bild am Sonntag’ shows, 61 percent of all Germans support mandatory Corona vaccinations.

In the meantime, Omicron is spreading quickly. Germany’s north-western part and Berlin are being hit the hardest right now. Berlin’s Seven Day Incidence just jumped to 685.7, which is an all-time high. Today, the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district is the city’s Corona hotspot, with an unbelievable Incidence of 885.0.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 9th, 2022, 07:06 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 712
Total number of infections: 7,510,436
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 36,552
OMICRON cases: 62,974 (Jan. 7th, 2:23 p.m. CET)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 113,977
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 77
Corona patients at ICUs: 3,314
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.46
Number of vaccine doses administered: 153.2 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 71.8

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 362.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 685.7

January 8th, 2022

In north-western Germany and Berlin, Omicron is making the infection numbers explode. Berlin’s Seven Day Incidence jumps to 647.9 from 511.5 on Friday. Once again, the Neukölln district is one of Germany’s Corona hotspots, with an Incidence level of 887.3. It is the highest Incidence ever registered anywhere in Berlin.

In Schleswig-Holstein, things do not look better. The Robert Koch Institute reported extremely high numbers for Lübeck (839.0), Kiel (693.4) and Flensburg (639.4). Located a bit further south, Bremen has the highest Seven Day Incidence of them all. It stands at 1,052.1 (no typo).

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 8th, 2022, 07:12 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 711
Total number of infections: 7,473,884
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 55,889
OMICRON cases: 62,974 (Updated Jan. 7th, 2:23 p.m. CET)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 113,900
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 268
Corona patients at ICUs: 3,378
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.15
Number of vaccine doses administered: 152.5 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 71.6

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 335.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 647.9

January 7th, 2022

During their first Corona conference of the new year, Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the First Ministers decide to change the rules yet again. Soon, persons who already got their booster vaccinations will still be allowed to enter restaurants, cafés and pubs without complications, while vaccinated people without booster will need (rapid) Corona tests as well.

The quarantine rules for ‘contact persons’ without symptoms are supposed to change too. Boostered individuals who were in contact with an infected person will not need to go into quarantine at all. Everyone else will have to stay isolated for ten days. After seven days, they may end their quarantine with a negative PCR test. It is unclear when exactly the new rules will apply.

In the meantime, the infection numbers are still on the rise. Germany’s Seven Day Incidence surpassed the 300 mark. In Berlin, it jumped from 416.9 to 511.5.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 7th, 2022, 06:43 a.m./5:57 p.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 710
Total number of infections: 7,417,995
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 56,335
OMICRON cases: 62,974 (Updated Jan. 7th, 2:23 p.m. CET)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 113,632
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 264
Corona patients at ICUs: 3,445
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.26
Number of vaccine doses administered: 151.8 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 71.5

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 303.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 511.5

January 6th, 2022

To Germany’s virologists, it is not a surprise that the infection numbers are increasing rapidly again, now that more reporting is being done again, after the Christmas vacations. The national Seven Day Incidence just jumped to 285.9. In Berlin, it surpassed the 400 mark again. Since yesterday, more than 64,000 new Corona cases were registered.

In Munich, hundreds of Corona deniers staged protests against the Corona restrictions yet again. Some of them tried to break though a police barrier. The officers had to use pepper spray and their clubs.

New related Feature: ‘Germany’s Robert Koch Institute: More than Just the Republic’s Corona HQ’

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 6th, 2022, 07:32 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 709
Total number of infections: 7,361,660
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 64,340
OMICRON cases: 42,556 (Update: Jan. 5th, 5:01 p.m. CET)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 113,368
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 443
Corona patients at ICUs: 3,561
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.26
Number of vaccine doses administered: 151.0 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 71.4

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 285.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 416.9

January 5th, 2022

In Germany, the number of Omicron infections triples within a week. On December 28th, it was just above 10,000. Now, more than 35,000 cases have been confirmed. According to Berlin’s new Health Senator Ulrike Grote, Omicron just overtook the Delta variant in the German capital, with a share of 43.5 percent. Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey announced stricter Corona rules. The Senate would discuss the next steps to take after Friday’s Corona conference with Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach tells the ‘RND’ in an interview, the “heavy wave” that was rolling towards Germany needed to be confronted. He announced he would suggest further measures at the Corona conference. Lauterbach also told unvaccinated persons to get immunized now. Even a first shot would bring about “an important protection effect”.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 5th, 2022, 06:25 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 708
Total number of infections: 7,297,320
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 58,912
OMICRON cases: 42,556 (Update: Jan. 5th, 5:01 p.m. CET)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 112,925
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 346
Corona patients at ICUs: 3,670
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.12
Number of vaccine doses administered: 150.1 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 71.3

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 258.6
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 336.3

January 4th, 2022

As expected, Germany’s Corona infection numbers are on the rise again, now that the Christmas vacations ended in some federal states. More than 30,000 persons were infected in the past 24 hours. The Seven Day Incidence jumped to 239.9. As it turns out, the vacations slowed down Germany’s vaccination campaign. In spite of the serious situation, conspiracy theorists protested against vaccinations and the government’s anti-Corona measures in several cities.

“The unvaccinated are the problem”, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach states. Even first vaccination shots could save lives, he stresses. Chancellor Olaf Scholz’ Berlin government is worried the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus might lead to astronomically high infection numbers, as it did in the United Kingdom and other countries.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 4th, 2022, 07:55 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 707
Total number of infections: 7,238,408
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 30,561
OMICRON cases: 35,529 (Update: Jan. 4th, 6:31 p.m. CET)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 112,579
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 356
Corona patients at ICUs: 3,803
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.12
Number of vaccine doses administered: 149.7 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 71.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 239.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 286.8

January 3rd, 2022

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach predicts Germany’s Corona infection numbers will increase substantially. In an interview with the TV channels RTL and ntv he says he was worried because many unvaccinated persons would be affected, but they did not have any protection. Lauterbach twittered many people would be sent to hospitals during the expected Omicron wave. The share of Corona patients who may have to be treated in intensive care units might not be that high, but since Omicron is far more contagious than the Delta variant, the health system could be overburdened anyway.

On Friday, Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the First Ministers will hold their next Corona conference. According to Minister Lauterbach, decisions need to be taken about the quarantine rules. Persons who already got booster shots may not have to go into quarantine anymore, or the duration might be decreased. Quarantines for individuals who work in the “critical infrastructure”, including hospitals, the fire department and police stations, would be discussed too, Lauterbach said.

Germany’s new Health Minister Karl Lauterbach is worried about the unvaccinated. Photo: Imanuel Marcus

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 3rd, 2022, 06:11 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 706
Total number of infections: 7,207,847
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 18,518
OMICRON cases: 30,325 (Update: 6:00 p.m.)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 112,223
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 68
Corona patients at ICUs: 3,804
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.07
Number of vaccine doses administered: 149.5 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 71.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 232.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 265.1

January 2nd, 2022

The Robert Koch Institute still says the interpretation of the latest numbers was difficult because there was less reporting and testing during the Christmas holidays, which are about to end tomorrow in several federal states. In the coming days, the numbers are supposed to become reliable again. In spite of this aspect, Germany’s Seven Day Incidence keeps on rising again. Today, it stands at 222.7.

As the police in Cologne confirmed, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach’s office in the city was attacked on New Year’s Eve. Windows were broken. Lauterbach said he believed the attack was launched by antivaxxers or Corona deniers. German-language media quoted him as saying it was sad that these groups had radicalized themselves. They had become obsessed. He also said he was receiving hate mail from within those circles. It is not the first time Lauterbach’s office was attacked.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 2nd, 2022, 06:20 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 705
Total number of infections: 7,189,329
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 12,515
OMICRON cases: 16,748 (No update available since Dec. 30th, 2021)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 112,155
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 46
Corona patients at ICUs: 3,823
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.12
Number of vaccine doses administered: 149.5 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 71.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 222.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 264.9

January 1st, 2022

Germany just extended its list of ‘High Risk Areas’. Canada, Italy, Malta and San Marino are now on it. Mauritius is not on the list anymore. Persons who enter Germany from ‘High Risk Areas’ need to go into quarantine for ten days unless they are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 up to six months ago. After five days, they can end the quarantine with a negative Corona test.

The Corona numbers are increasing again slowly. There are 26,392 new infections, some 4,000 more than last Saturday. Because of the ongoing Christmas holiday, not all health authorities report their numbers right now, which is why the Robert Koch Institute says the data should be interpreted with caution.

In his new year’s speech, Chancellor Olaf Scholz talks about Corona. He says Germany should stick together and be quicker than the virus. That way, the pandemic could be defeated in 2022.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: January 1st, 2022, 07:53 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 704
Total number of infections: 7,176,814
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 26,392
OMICRON cases in Germany: 16,748 (Dec. 30th, 5:26 p.m. CET)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 112,109
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 184
Corona patients at ICUs: 3,828
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.21
Number of vaccine doses administered: 149.3 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 71.2

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 220.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 282.7

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December 31st, 2021

The Robert Koch Institute’s latest Corona numbers are reliable in the sense that they show exactly what has been reported in the past 24 hours. At the same time they are not because there is less reporting and less people are being tested for Corona during the ongoing holiday. Even though data from many regions are still missing, for now, the numbers available are increasing.

Germany’s Seven Day Incidence was 207.4 yesterday. Now it is 214.9. Berlin’s Incidence rose substantially since Thursday, from 256.2 to 281.0. The number of Corona-related deaths remains high. It is unclear whether the increasing numbers are connected to the Omicron wave experts are expecting to hit. According to Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, the numbers will paint a more accurate picture of the situation in about a week from now.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: December 31st, 2021, 07:50 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 703
Total number of infections: 7,150,422
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 41,240
OMICRON cases in Germany: 16,748 (updated Dec. 30th, 5:26 p.m. CET)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 111,925
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 323
Corona patients at ICUs: 3,914
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.20
Number of vaccine doses administered: 148.8 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 71.1

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 214.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 281.0

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December 30th, 2021

According to Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, the country’s actual Seven Day Incidence is likely two to three times higher than declared. He said because of the ongoing holidays, many employees who worked for health authorities were “not there” right now. This was why infection numbers in many regions were not reported. Lauterbach said he expected the data to be reliable again by January 7th, 2022, which is when Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the First Ministers are scheduled to have their next Corona conference.

Germany is expecting an Omicron wave to hit in early January. So far, 13,129 Omicron infections have been confirmed. In other European countries, this more contagious variant of the Coronavirus already is the dominating mutation.

In Munich, hundreds of Corona deniers and other conspiracy theorists staged illegal protests on Wednesday night. Some participants attacked police officers. One thousand of them were on duty. They initiated 700 legal proceedings against participants. In some cases, they used their bats.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: December 30th, 2021, 07:49 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 702
Total number of infections: 7,109,182
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 42,770
OMICRON cases in Germany: 16,748 (updated Dec. 30th, 5:26 p.m. CET)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 111,602
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 383
Corona patients at ICUs: 4,010
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.18
Number of vaccine doses administered: 148.0 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 71.0

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 207.4
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 256.2

December 29th, 2021

Omicron is spreading around Germany. In the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland and parts of Austria, the recently identified Corona mutation is already dominating the infection situation. Germany is not there yet, according to the official dat. But the number of Omicron cases is increasing rapidly. The week before last, 2,904 Omicron cases were confirmed. Last week, there were 6,257 additional ones.

After Christmas, the number of reported Corona infections seems to be on the rise again. More than 40,000 new Corona cases were registered since yesterday. It is the highest number since December 23rd. The Seven Day Incidence decreased to 205.5.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: December 29th, 2021, 06:48 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 701
Total number of infections: 7,066,412
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 40,043
OMICRON cases in Germany: 13,129 (Update 5:10 p.m. CET)
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 111,219
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 414
Corona patients at ICUs: 4,124
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.18
Number of vaccine doses administered: 147.3 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 70.9

Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 205.5
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 265.6

December 28th, 2021

Exactly 700 days after the first Corona infection was confirmed in Germany, the numbers are decreasing. But, because of the ongoing holiday, not all health authorities and hospitals report their numbers. That is why the interpretation of the data is difficult.

In several German cities, anti-vaxxers, Corona deniers and other conspiracy theorists staged protests on Monday night yet again. At some locations, the situation escalated. In Bautzen, ten police officers were injured by violent protesters. Shortly after the pandemic hit Germany two years ago, the phenomenon of Corona deniers popped up. In spite of more than 110,000 Corona-related deaths and more than 7 million infections in the Federal Republic alone, they rally against measures designed to protect them, along with everyone else.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: December 28th, 2021, 06:37 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 700
Total number of infections: 7,026,369
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 21,080
OMICRON cases in Germany: 10,443
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 110,805
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 372
Corona patients at ICUs: 4,201
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.25
Number of vaccine doses administered: 146.7 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 70.8

(Vaccination numbers provided by RKI usually lag behind, especially after weekends)
Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 215.6
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 263.1

December 27th, 2021

Because the reporting of Corona infection numbers paused over the holidays in many counties and cities, the official numbers are probably a lot lower than they should be. Germany’s total number of Corona infections just surpassed the 7 million mark, on the 699th day of the pandemic. This means there were 1 million infections per 100 days, statistically. After dropping substantially during Christmas, the number of new infections and the national Seven Day Incidence increased again on Monday. The same applies to Berlin’s Incidence.

Last week, the vaccination campaign, which includes first and second shots, but also boosters, continued at a high pace. On both Tuesday and Wednesday, more than 1.1 million persons were immunized.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: December 27th, 2021, 06:07 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 699
Total number of infections: 7,005,289
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 13,908
OMICRON cases in Germany: 7,225
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 110,433
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 69
Corona patients at ICUs: 4,279
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.26
Number of vaccine doses administered: 146.6 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 70.8

(Vaccination numbers provided by RKI usually lag behind, especially after weekends)
Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 222.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 278.2

December 26th, 2021

The Robert Koch Institute reports the lowest number of new Corona infections in months. According to the data available, there are 10,100 of them. But since reporting stalls during the Christmas holidays, the actual number is likely a lot higher.

Even Ilm county in Thuringia, the nation’s Corona hotspot which had a four-digit Incidence until Saturday, is below 1,000 now. The national Incidence is 220.7, a lot lower than it has been in several weeks. But, because of the reporting issue, the RKI says the numbers should be interpreted with caution.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: December 26th, 2021, 07:42 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 698
Total number of infections: 6,991,381
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 10,100
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 110,364
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 88
Corona patients at ICUs: 4,279
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.31
Number of vaccine doses administered: 146.6 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 70.8

(Vaccination numbers provided by RKI usually lag behind, especially after weekends)
Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 220.7
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 267.9

December 25th, 2021

Virtually all Corona numbers decreased substantially on the first of two Christmas Days Germany celebrates. But the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said “a lower testing and reporting activity” needed to be expected during the holidays. This means the actual numbers might be higher. Germany’s official Incidence level of 242.9 is a lot lower than it had been in the past several weeks, but a lot higher than the maximum registered in all previous Corona waves. Before the ongoing fourth wave, it never exceeded 200.

One federal state, Thuringia, still has an Incidence above 600. All others are below 500 now, including the other former hotspots Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. According to the Christmas numbers the RKI released, Berlin’s Incidence level decreased substantially, from 322.3 on Friday down to 280.5 on Saturday.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: December 25th, 2021, 08:02 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 697
Total number of infections: 6,981,281
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 22,214
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 110,276
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 157
Corona patients at ICUs: 4,279
Hospitalization Incidence: 3.69
Number of vaccine doses administered: 146.5 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 70.8

(Vaccination numbers provided by RKI usually lag behind, especially after weekends)
Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 242.9
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 280.5

December 24th, 2021

Germany declares more countries ‘High Risk Areas’. They are Portugal, Spain, the United States of America, Cyprus, Finland and Monaco. Travelers who enter Germany from there need to go into quarantine for ten days unless they are fully vaccinated (two shots minimum) or recovered from COVID-19 recently. They also have to register online before they enter the country. Austria, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Cyprus and Serbia were taken off the list.

During the Christmas holidays, not all health authorities in Germany report infection numbers. According to the Robert Koch Institute, there are at least 35,431 new infections today. The number of Corona-related deaths since Thursday is 370. Berlin’s Incidence decreased a little, for the first time in nine days.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: December 24th, 2021, 09:05 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 696
Total number of infections: 6,959,067
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 35,431
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 110,119
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 370
Corona patients at ICUs: 4,382
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.55
Number of vaccine doses administered: 145.6 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 70.7

(Vaccination numbers provided by RKI usually lag behind, especially after weekends)
Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 265.8
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 322.3

December 23rd, 2021

At this stage, at least 540 persons in Germany are infected with the Omicron version of the Coronavirus, according to the President of the Robert Koch Institute, Professor Lothar Wieler. This is the official number of registered cases. The actual one might be a lot higher. Wieler said the fact that Germany’s Corona infection numbers were falling right now was no actual tension release. An overburdening of the German health system needed to be expected because of Omicron. He asked people to keep their contacts to a minimum during the upcoming Christmas days.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach stated a fifth Corona wave could not be prevented from hitting anymore. According to him, booster vaccinations give people a protection of 70 to 80 percent in regard to symptoms, and one of more than 90 percent against a severe disease progression. Lauterbach said the Moderna vaccine was a good product which needed to be used for booster shots, also because it was available in large amounts.

While Germany’s infection numbers are falling right now, Berlin is moving against the Trend. For eight consecutive days, the capital’s Seven Day Incidence has been on the rise again.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: December 23rd, 2021, 06:11 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 695
Total number of infections: 6,923,636
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 44,927
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 109,749
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 425
Corona patients at ICUs: 4,474
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.55
Number of vaccine doses administered: 144.4 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 70.5

(Vaccination numbers provided by RKI usually lag behind, especially after weekends)
Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 280.3
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 333.6

December 22nd, 2021

In Germany, the last days of 2021 felt very much like the last days of 2020. Chancellor Olaf Scholz’ new government and the federal states agreed on new contact restrictions because of the spreading Omicron variant of the Coronavirus. From December 28th, 2021, the maximum number of persons who may gather is ten. As soon as only one unvaccinated person is involved, the rules become stricter. In this case, people from one household may gather with up to two persons from up to one more household. Children up to 14 years of age do not count.

Scholz and the First Ministers also decided to close all clubs, including discotheques. Germany’s critical infrastructure, including hospitals, the police, fire departments, ambulance operators, water and electricity suppliers and telecommunication service providers are supposed to implement their emergency plans for pandemics. The fear is that an enormous number of people will be infected or in quarantine soon and that this issue could prevent the critical infrastructure from functioning.

CORONA IN GERMANY NUMBERS
Source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Date and Time: December 22nd, 2021, 05:47 a.m. CET
Days since first Corona case was confirmed in FRG: 694
Total number of infections: 6,878,709
Number of new infections in past 24 hours: 45,659
Total number of Corona-related deaths: 109,324
Corona-related deaths in past 24 hours: 510
Corona patients at ICUs: 4,563
Hospitalization Incidence: 4.57
Number of vaccine doses administered: 143.2 million
Percentage of fully vaccinated residents: 70.4

(Vaccination numbers provided by RKI usually lag behind, especially after weekends)
Seven Day Incidence Number Germany: 289.0
Seven Day Incidence Number Berlin: 326.1

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