According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the corona incidence in Lower Saxony fell to 286.5 on Saturday. The day before it was 293.9, a week ago it was 317.9. The figure expresses how many new infections per 100,000 inhabitants have been reported in the past seven days. However, as of Saturday, 3,169 more Covid-19 cases were also added, and 28 people died from or related to the virus.

There was no current data on Saturday for the so-called hospitalization incidence, which measures the number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within a week. On Friday, the average value for all Lower Saxony municipalities was 7.8 – this is also a decrease compared to the previous week (8.8). The same applied to the occupancy of the intensive care beds with people suffering from Covid 19. On Friday it was 2.6 percent, a week earlier 3.6 percent of the intensive care capacities had been utilized.

The data do not fully reflect the infection situation. Experts assume a high number of cases that are not recorded by the RKI – mainly because by far not all infected people have a PCR test done. However, only positive PCR tests count in the infection statistics. Late registrations or transmission problems can also lead to a distortion of daily values.

In the smallest federal state of Bremen, the seven-day incidence was 259.0. On Saturday last week it stood at 338.5. There were 308 confirmed new infections, but no deaths.

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