For the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, the state investigative office (LUA) reports 8,832 new laboratory-confirmed infections with the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) as of Thursday. This raises the number of known infections so far since the start of the pandemic to 1,553,044 nationwide. According to LUA data, 13 people have been reported deaths in connection with an infection since Thursday, or 6213 since February 2020. LUA reports the number of acute infections as 82,034. 29,481 people have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic. 1,464,797 people are believed to have recovered from the infection. The incidence of hospitalizations nationwide, i.e. hospital cases per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, rose to 12.38 (Thursday: 10.38).
3204 new infections have been reported for the Palatinate. The number of cases registered since the beginning of the pandemic is 545,842 for the Palatinate. Three new deaths related to a corona infection have also been reported. 2742 people have been registered as dead in the Palatinate since February 2020. 514,732 people are considered to have been cured. There are currently 28,368 acute cases in the Palatinate, 11,942 people have had to go to hospital due to Covid-19.
incidence of seven days
The nationwide seven-day incidence – the number of recently confirmed infections per 100,000 people over the past seven days – has continued to increase from Thursday to Friday and now stands at 739.4.
The city of Zweibrücken currently has the highest incidence in the Palatinate (1131.6), the second highest in the southwestern Palatinate district (1108.2). It is followed by the district of Kaiserslautern (1059), the district of Kusel (1024.1) and the district of Donnersberg (871.6). The lowest incidences in the Palatinate have (in ascending order) the city of Ludwigshafen (463), the city of Frankenthal (473.6) and the Rhine-Palatinate district (524.3).
Source: The current crown numbers are updated and made available daily by the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Health. On this basis, the editors update the Corona maps for the Palatinate every day. As the ministry reports on its website, the numbers correspond to laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease with a registration address in Rhineland-Palatinate, which are collected via the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reporting software. Cases in Rhineland-Palatinate are transmitted to the Robert Koch Institute by the respective health authorities via the state registration office at the state investigative office. The numbers do not include an estimate of the number of unreported cases (unrecognized or confirmed crown cases).
Numerical fluctuations: According to the press office of the Ministry of Health, it sometimes happens that the health authorities have to correct the data of the previous day because a person was initially assigned to the wrong city or district. This is why it can happen that a certain number is lower than the day before. Even on weekends, not all current case numbers are always reported. In addition, information from health authorities and LUA information can differ over the course of a day because they are considered to be different databases and periods.