Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - In North Rhine-Westphalia, the corona incidence was 238.8 on Tuesday, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). This means that the number of new corona infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants in NRW is higher than the national average. According to the RKI, the nationwide seven-day incidence on Tuesday morning was 190.6. A week ago (November 22), the incidence in NRW was 234.6, four weeks ago it was significantly higher at 458.4.
In the most populous federal state, 12,772 confirmed new infections and 47 deaths related to the corona virus were added within 24 hours.
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.