By Andrew Blackman
Germany recorded a steep decline in the number of new coronavirus cases and the infection rate dropped further below the key threshold of 1.0.
- There were 182 new cases in the 24 hours through Tuesday morning, bringing the total to 176,551, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. That’s the fewest since the end of March and compares with 617 on Monday.
- Fatalities increased by less than 100 for the fifth day in a row, rising by 41 to 8,003.
- The reproduction factor of the virus, known as R-naught, dropped to 0.91 on Monday from 0.94 the day before, according to the latest estimate from the Robert Koch Institute.
- The RKI also provides a 7-day R-value, which compensates for fluctuations. That value was 0.82 on Monday and represents a slight decline from 0.87 the previous day.
- The R-0 figure reflects the number of additional cases generated by one infected person.
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