Leipzig (dpa/sn) - The corona incidence in Saxony has continued to rise in a weekly comparison. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value on Thursday as 551.1. A week earlier, the seven-day incidence was 442.3. The number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days for Germany was 740.3 (previous week: 720.4).
However, the 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.
Among the 13 Saxon regions, the city of Leipzig still has the highest incidence with 758.5, the district of Leipzig (673.0) and the Vogtland district (650.7). According to the RKI, the value is currently lowest at 342.4 in the district of Görlitz.
According to the RKI, around 1.625 million infections have been registered nationwide since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, with around four million inhabitants. The statistics show 15,659 corona deaths.