Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - The corona incidence in Saxony-Anhalt has fallen in a weekly comparison. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Thursday as 347.4. A week earlier it was 485.2. Nationwide, the seven-day incidence on Thursday was 451.3 (previous week: 630.4).
However, the seven-day incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. 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.
With a value of 478.0, the city of Halle had the highest incidence nationwide, ahead of the Altmark district of Salzwedel (463.2) and the Saale district (430.7). According to the information, the lowest incidences on Thursday were 257.4 in the Harz district and 251.2 in the Wittenberg district.
According to the RKI, 796,877 infections have been registered nationwide since the beginning of the pandemic. The statistics show a total of 5515 corona deaths in the country. Saxony-Anhalt has around 2.17 million inhabitants.