Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the corona incidence for North Rhine-Westphalia as 268.8 on Tuesday morning. The number of new corona infections reported within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants is thus higher in NRW than the national average. The RKI gave the nationwide seven-day incidence on Tuesday morning at 212. A month ago (October 15), the incidence in NRW was significantly higher at 692.2.
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.