Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - The number of detected new infections with the corona virus per 100,000 inhabitants and week has risen again in Saxony-Anhalt. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the seven-day incidence on Wednesday was 111.4. The previous day the value was 101.7, on Wednesday the previous week it was 177.1. Nationwide, the corona incidence was 207.0 on Wednesday.
However, experts assume that many corona cases are not recorded because positive rapid tests are not always followed by a PCR test. Only these are counted in the statistics. In addition, not all health authorities report their data on a daily basis, which can lead to a delay.
In Saxony-Anhalt, the city of Halle currently has the highest value at 177.0, and the district of Wittenberg has the lowest at 69.3. A total of 951 new infections were reported to the RKI within 24 hours by the authorities in Saxony-Anhalt, as well as seven new deaths. According to the RKI, 5,354 people in Saxony-Anhalt have died with or from the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.