Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - In North Rhine-Westphalia, the corona incidence on Wednesday was almost unchanged at 242.2, according to the Robert Koch Institute. The day before, the RKI had reported 238.8 new infections within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants. The index was still higher than the national average, which was 196.7 according to the latest value. A week ago (November 23), the incidence in NRW was 235.4.
However, the information only provides a very incomplete picture of the number of infections. Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI - mainly because not all infected people have a PCR test done. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.