This results in direct queries from the 401 independent cities and districts, which have been evaluated by the dts news agency every day at 20 p.m. since the beginning of March. With 10.604 reports within 24 hours, a new high since the beginning of the pandemic was set in Germany, which could be exceeded again before the weekend.
Thursdays and Fridays were the days with the most new infections in the course of the week. Many municipal authorities do not publish any figures at the weekend, and the figures are also lower on Mondays and Tuesdays, presumably because there is less testing on the weekend. The figures from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), which are published the following morning, usually deviate slightly from the municipal survey, but always follow the same trend. For 10 a.m. on Thursday, the RKI has again scheduled one of the recently rare press conferences.
In addition to the new infections, the other indicators also show a clear direction: On Thursday evening, 946 patients were treated with Covid-19 in intensive care units in Germany, 66 or 7,5 percent more than the day before. Around 21.000 intensive care beds are currently free or can be set up within seven days, but there is a lack of staff in many places.