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RKI reports over 100,000 new infections in Germany. The Covid certificate is extended

Germany: COVID-19 certificate validity
The RKI reported over 100,000 new infections in Germany leading to an extension of the Covid certificate.

German news. Coronavirus in Germany. The RKI has announced over 100,000 new infections detected with new cases increasing. Health authorities recorded a additional 107 corona-related deaths withing 24 hours.

Experts assume that this is because the number of unreported cases is high for all those infected with the virus.

What is the coronavirus situation in Germany?

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported 105,840 new infections in the last 24 hours. That is 104,030 more than on Tuesday a week ago, when 1,750 cases were reported after the holiday.

The RKI disclosed that data can vary significantly during and after public holidays. The incidence rate for seven days nationwide increased to 447.3 from 331.8 that was recorded the previous day.

Another 107 people died from the virus. This increases the number of deaths reported to 139,914.

Experts say that there are presently several cases that go unreported or unregistered by the RKI – mainly because not all infected people have a PCR test. Only positive PCR tests count in statistics.

In addition to this, delayed recording or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

The covid certificate remains in force

EU rules on the covid digital certificates should remain in place due to the ongoing pandemic. Representatives of the European parliament and the governments of the EU states came to this agreement on Monday evening to extend the corresponding regulation by one year until June 30, 2023, as announced by the current French presidency of the EU Council, writes Der Spiegel.