Erfurt (dpa/th) - The corona incidence in Thuringia has continued to fall. With 121 officially recorded new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week, the Free State had the second lowest seven-day value among the federal states on Thursday, according to an overview by the Robert Koch Institute. The incidence was only lower in Saxony (109), the national average was a good 199. Four Thuringian districts - Eichsfeld, Kyffhäuserkreis, Gotha and Wartburgkreis - had a value of less than 100.
However, experts assume that the number of infections is unreported, since the RKI numbers only include the cases detected by the PCR test, but not the evidence by quick or self-tests. However, many doctors now do without PCR tests.
According to the State Ministry of Health, 36 people who had tested positive for the corona virus have died in Thuringia in the past seven days. The total number of deaths in connection with a corona infection since the beginning of the pandemic a good two and a half years ago has thus increased to 7888.