New Coronavirus infections approaching a plateau

by Thorsten Koch

The Coronavirus reproductive number is currently that of 1.07, according to data provided by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), and which means that an infected person infects little more than one person. The value has been above the crucial mark of 1 since 9 May and has fallen slightly over the past two days. On Sunday it was still situated at 1.13.

On Friday, the RKI had set the R value at below 1. A range of fluctuation is always assumed and included. Due to the recent increase, the development in the coming days is “to be observed very carefully”.

According to the RKI, the number of reproductions could continue to be around 1 for the following reason: the number of new infections is approaching a plateau, and has been relatively constant most recently.

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