Magdeburg (dpa/sa) – The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the corona incidence in Saxony-Anhalt as 150.3 on Saturday. This emerges from figures that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 10 a.m. This means that the state is still one of the federal states with the fewest recorded weekly new infections per 100,000 inhabitants. Nationwide, the incidence was 270.3.

However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI – mainly because not all infected people have a PCR test done. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

The health authorities in Saxony-Anhalt recently reported 621 new corona infections and one death within one day to the RKI. Here, too, comparisons of the data are only possible to a limited extent due to the test behavior, late registrations or transmission problems. In general, the number of registered new infections and deaths varies significantly from weekday to weekday, since more and more federal states do not transmit to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week.

The RKI has counted 719,046 proven infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic in Saxony-Anhalt. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.