Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - The number of registered new corona infections in Saxony-Anhalt continues to decline. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the seven-day incidence on Thursday morning as 184.4. A week earlier the value was 191.1, two weeks ago it was 232.2 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and seven days. According to the RKI, the seven-day incidence nationwide on Thursday was 223.1.
However, this information 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 and transmission problems can lead to the distortion of individual daily values.
The registered incidence of infection differs significantly in the districts. The RKI gave the highest incidences nationwide on Thursday morning for the Saalekreis with 285.1, the city of Halle with 261.1 and the Altmarkkreis Salzwedel with 223.7. The lowest value was reported for the Salzland district, where 133.9 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week were registered.
According to the RKI, 825,012 infections have been registered nationwide since the beginning of the pandemic. The statistics show a total of 5662 deaths related to an infection in the country. Saxony-Anhalt has around 2.17 million inhabitants.