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Coronavirus map for Germany: Coronavirus in Germany and yours - all figures at a glance

April 22, 2021: In addition to the figures researched by ZEIT ONLINE, we are now giving the incidence value of the RKI at the district level. This decides on the emergency brake of the Infection Protection Act.

April 14, 2021: We have also included the seven-day incidences by age group as a further graphic; it is updated automatically every week.

March 4, 2021: For the proportion and an extrapolation of the occurrence of virus variants B.1.1.7 and B.1.351, we now use the weekly data from the RKI test number recording.

February 18, 2021: We now also show the percentage change in comparison to the previous week for each district on the map. We have also introduced this trend in the table for national and international numbers. For the whole of Germany, this proportion was previously incorrectly based on the number from the current week instead of the previous week. We have corrected this.

January 4, 2021: We are now showing how many people in Germany have already been vaccinated. We obtain the data from the Robert Koch Institute. On December 10, 2020, more than 800,000 new infections were reported in Turkey within one day because the counting method was changed. This high number of late registrations is also reflected in the curve of global infections as a significant increase. We have therefore temporarily hidden the figures for Turkey, from today we will show them again.

December 18, 2020: From today we will show the most important figures and developments at a glance at the beginning of the article. We will now color areas for all cards. On the ICU patient map, we show the proportion of intensive care beds that are occupied by Covid patients.

December 11, 2020:From now on, surfaces will be colored on the map showing the new infections. In addition, a further limit of 200 has been introduced for the seven-day incidence.

November 30, 2020: From now on we will show the international data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) because the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) no longer reports daily. As a result of the changeover, the values ​​may change in some countries.

October 15, 2020:Over the course of time, some districts have retroactively removed individual deaths from their statistics without justification or public disclosure. Possible reasons could have been double counting or incorrect residence assignments. After checking all deaths in our data, we have adopted these adjustments in a total of 38 districts. This reduces the number of corona deaths by 54.

October 14, 2020: From now on, we will separately report districts in which the seven-day incidence exceeds 35 and districts in which it is above 50. Before that, all circles on our map that had exceeded the limit of 50 or 35 in Bavaria were colored red.

October 8, 2020: For the calculation of the new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past 7 days, we are changing today to new population figures that were published by the Federal Statistical Office in September 2020 and have the territorial status of December 31, 2019. This change also affects the numbers in the time series.

19th August 2020: In order to be able to better compare the federal states, we will in future show the confirmed infections of the past seven days on a linear scale. Previously, the new infections and the seven-day average were shown on a logarithmic scale at this point.

July 10, 2020: Confirmed cases in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district. Some people previously listed positively in the system had to be reassessed and updated after being checked by the health department. The corrected cases are incorrect data transmissions and system entries of negative laboratory results in the reporting system of the RKI. This reduces the total number of people infected. We have retrospectively adopted the now corrected time series from the RKI.

3rd June 2020: Confirmed cases in the district of Hof and Hof Stadt. At the end of May 2020, the two circles changed the assignment of old infection cases, which resulted in a shift in the number of cases. Our time series for the district and the city of Hof have been corrected retrospectively for the period from March 21 to May 26 to include these postponed cases.

May 27, 2020: As of today, the numbers of those who have recovered are based exclusively on the cases projected by the RKI. This can lead to changed values ​​in individual counties; the number of active cases may vary. Another change concerns the number of international cases: for this we use data from the ECDC (European Center for Disease Prevention and Control).

March 21, 2020: Up to and including Friday, March 20, the official daily figures reported by the ministries of the federal states for their districts are included over time. However, there are always delays in this process because different bodies report and forward data at different times. At the weekend in particular, there were significantly fewer case reports nationwide, for example from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), than had already been published at the district level. That is why ZEIT ONLINE has been collecting information on infections since March 21st directly from the 401 urban and rural districts in Germany.

So far, we have shown the number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, which can be found on the websites of the authorities there, for all districts and urban districts. Some counties have since corrected the number of cases downwards. We have now adopted these changes in individual cases if a reason has been given for them. We now know that these counties have made a change in order to only report infections that have been proven in the laboratory. The diseases with an epidemiological connection that have been counted so far were excluded - cases with clear symptoms of COVID-19, but which were not tested in the laboratory. The statistical evaluation of the RKI is based exclusively on the cases confirmed by laboratory technology, i.e. the lower value. Our values, which usually also contain epidemiologically confirmed infections, deviate from the reported value in some rural districts and urban districts. In these cases, we have adjusted our data in order to be consistent with the active cases identified by the authorities. In this context, we refer to the following places (the date of change in brackets): City of Munich (June 15, 2020), Schwäbisch Hall and Ostalbkreis (June 19, 2020), Rhein-Lahn-Kreis (July 6, 2020).

The changes listed here also affect the total numbers that are formed from them.