Current Corona numbers for Germany: Case numbers from today May 21, 2022

Current Corona Case Numbers
RKI records 42,375 new infections and 120 new deaths in Germany

The Corona pandemic has occupied the country since March 2020. Recently, the authorities recorded 42,375 new infections in Germany. Here you’ll find all the new figures from the Robert Koch Institute on disease, mortality and recovery.

Data: Corona case numbers for Germany

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), health authorities in Germany counted 42,375 new infections in the past 24 hours. This is 19,844 fewer cases than was reported last Saturday, when the RKI recorded 61,859 new infections. At the same time, 120 new deaths were reported, and the RKI recorded another 49,573 patients recovering from Covid.

In the past seven days, a total of 284,373 new cases were reported to RKI in Germany. 342 new infections per 100,000 residents were announced in the past week. Higher numbers were recorded in the previous week, when the RKI reported 418,425 new infections within seven days, which corresponds to an incidence of 503.2. Therefore, the medium-term trend in Germany is positive, with the number of newly infected people decreasing.

Current data was released by RKI on Saturday morning – as of May 21, 2022 at 03:01. Subsequent modifications or additions to RKI are possible. Daily updated numbers are subject to strong fluctuations. For example, because fewer tests are done on the weekend or there may be delays in the reporting series.

Since the outbreak of the epidemic, a total of about 26.04 million people in Germany have been infected with the Corona virus, and the authorities have so far recorded 138,324 deaths related to Covid-19 disease. However, the Robert Koch Institute also estimates that about 24.57 million Corona patients have recovered.

As per the current situation, an estimated 13,27,183 people are still infected with the Covid-19 virus, a decrease of 7,318 active cases compared to the previous day. The number consists of the estimated number of recoveries and the confirmed number of deaths and cases.

Data: Tests and vaccinations in Germany

Since the end of December 2020, vaccinations have been used to fight the Corona virus in Germany. So far, about 63.7 million people have received the first dose of one of the approved vaccines. Compared to the lecture’s report, the RKI counted 1,872 new primary vaccines. So far, 76.65 percent of all people in Germany have been vaccinated at least once.

For complete protection from the virus, an additional dose or even a third vaccine is currently needed for almost all permitted vaccines. In Germany, about 63.28 million people are considered “completely protected” with a second vaccination. Compared to the previous day, 5,151 additional vaccinations were registered by the RKI. The percentage of people who have received “full protection from vaccination” in the country is 76.1 percent.

Meanwhile, protection from vaccination for previously permitted vaccines is known to decrease after five to six months. That is why the so-called “booster” vaccination has become widely available since the fall of 2021. It aims to modernize vaccination protection. So far, 49.21 million people have received such a boost – 77.8 percent of all people deemed “fully immune” to date. Compared to the previous day, an additional 20,052 RKI booster vaccines were registered.

Meanwhile, tests for the virus continue in Germany. The number of weekly tests in laboratories reached 795.06 thousand in calendar week 19. Among these tests, 306.934 were evaluated as positive, with a percentage of 38.61 percent. This is also evident from the data from RKI. Compared to the previous week, fewer people tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The rate was previously 41.14 percent, and 368,486 of about 895.77 thousand tests were positive at the time.

Data: Highly affected areas in Germany

The most affected area in Germany is Miesbach. There were 865.4 new cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days. The region with the lowest number of infections is Nordhausen, with an incidence of 63.1.

At least one new infection was reported in all cities and counties across the country in the past seven days.

Data: hospitalization and situation values ​​in intensive care units in Germany

The situation in hospitals has been an important indicator for assessing the epidemic since the fall of 2021. In the past seven days, 2,598 people with Covid infection were hospitalized in Germany. The alleged hospitalization rate – the number of patients per 100,000 residents in the area within a week – is currently 3.12. A week ago, that rate was 20 percent higher, so the trend is positive.

In clinics in Germany, 822 Covid patients are currently being treated in the intensive care unit, 353 of whom require ventilation. A total of 3,722 out of 24,205 intensive care beds are currently available in the country’s hospitals.

Data: R value in Germany

According to RKI calculations, the copy number, also known as the R-value, is currently 0.84. This means that an infected person infects less than another person on average. The day before, the value was still 0.86.

If the R value is less than 1.0, the number of new infections decreases. If the value is higher than 1.0, then the virus is spreading more intensively. Larger regional incidents, such as the mass infection of workers at a slaughterhouse in the Gutersloh region in mid-June, have an enormous impact on the R value. According to the RKI, the value can fluctuate relatively strongly, especially if there are few new cases.

Data: New infections per federal state

For individual federal states, the RKI has recorded the following values ​​for new infections in the past week (as of May 21, 2022 at 03:01):

  • Baden-Württemberg: 35006 new infections, 315.28 per 100,000 population
  • Bavaria: 50,134 new infections, 381.53 per 100,000 inhabitants
  • Berlin: 9,832 new infections, 268.33 per 100,000 inhabitants
  • Brandenburg: 5,130 new infections, 202.68 per 100,000 inhabitants
  • Bremen: 2,680 new infections, 394.04 per 100,000 inhabitants
  • Hamburg: 6396 new infections, 345.27 per 100,000 inhabitants
  • Hessen: 26,016 new infections, 413.4 per 100,000 population
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: 4,216 new infections, 261.74 per 100,000 inhabitants
  • Lower Saxony: 37,271 new infections, 465.69 per 100,000 inhabitants
  • North Rhine-Westphalia: 62,258 new infections, 347.31 per 100,000 population
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: 12,824 new infections, 312.9 per 100,000 inhabitants
  • Saarland: 2,865 new infections, 291.16 per 100,000 inhabitants
  • Saxony: 6,990 new infections, 172.3 per 100,000 inhabitants
  • Saxony-Anhalt: 4,718 new infections, 216.35 per 100,000 inhabitants
  • Schleswig-Holstein: 15,212 new infections, 522.59 per 100,000 inhabitants
  • Thuringia: 2,825 new infections, 133.24 per 100,000 inhabitants

Data: Infections and deaths per federal state

The RKI has recorded the following confirmed total numbers of infections and deaths in connection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus for individual federal states (as of May 21, 2022 at 0:00 AM):

  • Baden-Württemberg: 3640,109 confirmed cases and 16,034 confirmed deaths
  • Bavaria: 48,51670 injuries and 23,956 confirmed deaths
  • Berlin: 10,388,838 injuries and 4,578 confirmed deaths
  • Brandenburg: 785,611 injuries and 5,649 confirmed deaths
  • Bremen: 197,528 injuries and 772 confirmed deaths were discovered
  • Hamburg: 575,710 injuries and 2,642 confirmed deaths
  • Hesse: 1,833,059 confirmed cases and 10,071 deaths
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: 483,444 injuries and 2,217 confirmed deaths
  • Lower Saxony: 2,327,961 cases and 9,219 confirmed deaths
  • North Rhine-Westphalia: 5,212,843 injuries and 25,264 confirmed deaths
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: 1,138,057 confirmed cases and 5,652 deaths
  • Saarland: 312,830 injuries and 1,671 confirmed deaths
  • Saxony: 1,501,976 confirmed cases and 15,481 deaths
  • Saxony-Anhalt: 713,239 confirmed cases and 5,335 deaths
  • Schleswig-Holstein: 720,710 injuries and 2,514 confirmed deaths
  • Thuringia: 706,875 cases and 7,269 confirmed deaths were detected

Data: Corona virus in Germany is distributed across age groups and gender

Statistics show that the elderly are particularly at risk from the virus. But the virus has also been detected in children and adolescents. To date, the following data on injuries in different age groups have been recorded:

  • Age group 0-4 years: 870,328 cases (total 3.3%)
  • Age group 5-14 years: 3,830521 cases (total 14.7%)
  • Age group 15-34 years: 794,085 cases (total 30.5%)
  • Age group 35-59 years: 9,605,769 cases (36.9% total)
  • Age group 60-79 years: 2,830,024 cases (total 10.9%)
  • 80+ age group: 924,719 cases (total 3.6 percent)
  • No information on age: 30,877 cases (total 0.1 percent)

Various studies have now found that men are more prone to severe cycles or even fatal consequences of Covid-19 disease. RKI statistics currently record more women infected in Germany. The following corona values ​​by gender have been recorded so far:

  • Men: 1,2466.031 cases (47.9% total)
  • Women: 13,320,186 cases (total 51.2%)
  • No sex information: 254,106 cases (total 1 percent)

Graphics: All data on the Corona pandemic in Germany

Below you will find different data visualizations of the officially reported numbers of the Corona epidemic in Germany.

Graphics: Figures on the Corona pandemic around the world

For the following graphs on the global distribution, we use data from Johns Hopkins University of America. The University of Baltimore has been collecting data since the outbreak of the pandemic earlier this year and is a reputable source for information about the spread of the virus around the world.

Researchers at the university relied on figures from the World Health Organization, information from state authorities around the world, media reports and other sources. This has led to what may be the largest and most up-to-date database on the global evolution of the pandemic. The graphics are automatically updated at least once per day.

Our interactive graphics and maps with a special focus on North Rhine-Westphalia can be found here. Since mid-April, we are also publishing information about the situation in the intensive care units of hospitals in North Rhine-Westphalia. All data can be found here.

Here we’ve also explained here how we work with data, what other data sources we use, how often the data is refreshed and why unfortunately we can’t display some of the requested data.

All current information about the spread of the Coronavirus can be found at any time in our live blog. Found an error in the graphics or interactive map? Email us.

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